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New National Brands Drive CPG Innovation, Inspire M&A; Edible-Alpha™ Insights 4-27-2017

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Your insights this week…

Financing food businesses is getting more complicated, with national brands/CPG producers having to raise millions to support their growth. However, large, established food companies are often slow to innovate and this provides an opportunity for those companies to make a strategic investment in up-and coming brands, if those brands prove themselves in the market. Many entrepreneurs who don’t want to make the leap into being a national brand can follow other business models, though raising money, usually from multiple sources, is still a challenge, even if these businesses stay small.

And now, our roundup of the best food and beverage finance news, events and resources from around the web…

Food Truck

Business Model Insights

Women Giving Presentation

Raising Capital

Packaging Design Example

CPG/National Brands

Grocery Store Brands Graphic

Market Trends

Follow The Money

Deals/M&A

FaBcap_starter

Industry Events

5/11/2017 3pm – 7pm – Wisconsin FaB: How to start a FaB business

6/13/2017 9am – 11am – Wisconsin FaB: Creating a Food Safety Mindset

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