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The Next Big Thing Posts
Retail Reality: Initiating First Contact (Part 1 of 3)
June 27, 2018

By Charmian Christie, The Messy Baker There’s no one route to success, but there are some universal truths. To give you an idea of what’s needed to break into the retail sector, we [...]
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Ready, Set, Go: Food Entrepreneurs High On Cannabis
June 20, 2018
By Mingki Choi, Food Starter A year ago no one talked about business opportunities in the cannabis industry at food business conferences. Things have changed. Edible cannabis initiatives were the hot topic at the 9th [...]
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The Next Big Thing: Gluten-Free 2.0 - KETO BUNS
June 5, 2018
By Charmian Christie, The Messy Baker In October 2017, Gus Klemos sold his first commercially produced KETO BUN. On January 24, 2018 he quit his day job and devoted himself to his business full-time. While [...]
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The Next Big Thing: Baru - Brazil’s Overlooked Superfood
April 18, 2018
By Charmian Christie, The Messy Baker It looks a little like an almond and tastes a little like a peanut, but there’s nothing little about Brazil’s baru seed. This superfood is loaded with [...]
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The Next Big Thing: The Ancient Bakers - Donuts for the
January 24, 2018
By Charmian Christie, The Messy Baker Boston, Massachusetts can’t get enough of The Ancient Bakers apple cider cinnamon donuts. Or their lemon pomegranate glazed. So why has Tonya Johnson, Boston-based The Ancient Bakers’ President [...]
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The Next Big Thing: Eat These Pickles - Beyond the Pickle
November 16, 2017

By Charmian Christie, The Messy Baker Most people bring bottles of wine to a party. Eric Machtinger brought his homemade pickles. His hosts weren’t disappointed. They were enthusiastic. “People would crack open the jar [...]
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The Next Big Thing: Desserts Studio - A Baker on a
October 25, 2017

By Charmian Christie, The Messy Baker Most people start a bakery to sell pretty cupcakes or perfect pies. Linda Cheung started her business, Desserts Studio Inc., to “help youth and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder ([...]
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The Next Big Thing - Living Farmacy: Beyond Smooth
September 5, 2017

By Charmian Christie, The Messy Baker Living Farmacy wasn’t born in a single moment, but evolved from a series of events spanning 20+ years. It began when Kim Chung, a broke student, spent her [...]
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The Next Big Thing: SwitchGrocery - A Direct Link to Innovation
August 14, 2017

By Charmian Christie, The Messy Baker Four years ago, Neha Charnalia set out to commercialize a cauliflower pizza crust. Pre-diabetic and diagnosed with PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome), Neha struggled to find a way to maintain [...]
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The Next Big Thing: Yumba Meal Delivery Service
May 25, 2017

by Amanda Scriver For many busy folks, creating a meal plan can seem like a somewhat daunting task. Young professionals and small families can spend a lot of time balancing their busy schedules day-in and [...]
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