Creating a diverse culture to grow the good food movement – podcast

Jordan Buckner, founder of Foodbevy, joins the Food & Beverage Insider podcast to discuss reducing obstacles and creating more opportunities for BIPOC and women-led entrepreneurs.

Judie Bizzozero, Content Director

February 16, 2021

Starting a business is hard, but even more so for minority founders and women-led companies who are faced with additional barriers, such as lack of investors, networking and resources, available to help create and grow a successful brand. In March 2020, Buckner founded Foodbevy, an online community for food and beverage founders to help them grow from startup to scale. This is accomplished through practical resources including a comprehensive industry directory, discounts and education. In this podcast, Food & Beverage Insider editor in chief Judie Bizzozero and Foodbevy founder Jordan Buckner talk candidly about opportunities and obstacles minority and women-led brands face in the food and beverage sector.

Key insights include:

  • Buckner’s personal journey as a BIPOC entrepreneur in the food and beverage industry.

  • Solutions to challenges minority brands face in today’s food and beverage sector.

  • Resources and opportunities available to brands to help them succeed in business and grow the movement of good food for everyone.

  • COVID’s effect on the retail landscape, including sampling, securing shelf space and targeting consumers.

Got feedback? Email Judie at [email protected] or tweet to @FoodBevINSIDER.

About the Author(s)

Judie Bizzozero

Content Director, Informa Markets Health & Nutrition

Judie Bizzozero oversees food and beverage content strategy and development for the Health & Nutrition group at Informa Markets (which acquired VIRGO in 2014), including the Food & Beverage Insider, Natural Products Insider and SupplySide/Food ingredients North America brands. She reports on market trends, science-based ingredients, and challenges and solutions in the development of healthy foods and beverages. Bizzozero graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

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