CPG

Dallas-Based Dave’s Gourmet Is Taking TikTok-Viral ‘Pink Sauce’ to Store Shelves Everywhere

by | Aug 18, 2022
Dave's Gourmet is known for its super hot Dave's Insanity Sauce, created by Founder Dave Hirshkop (AKA the “Brigadier of Burn”). Now, after getting a strategic investment from Gourmerica Inc. in 2021—along with a new president, David Neuman—Dave's is in the pink. Literally.

The company waded knee-deep into one of the biggest TikTok memes of the summer—'Pink Sauce,' a much-parodied creation from Miami influencer Chef Pii—by partnering to give it an official international CPG launch.
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From Innovative Ice Cream to Energizing Kombucha, SKU Dallas Accelerator Aims to Grow the Next Batch of Consumer Brands
by | Aug 4, 2022
SKU Dallas set up shop in North Texas in 2020, partnering with DFW CPG as a local arm of the Austin-based CPG-focused accelerator. It's graduated 12 companies since then, including local plant-based jerky brand All Y’alls Foods, along with Texas-based mmmpanadas and Meli’s Monster Cookies. Now it's announced its third lineup of CPG startups. All female-founded, they range from a Brooklyn sexual wellness and body product company to a California-based Vietnamese cold-brew coffee brand.
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Lakewood Brewery Founder Wim Bens On the Art and Science of Brewing
by | Feb 13, 2022
The Belgium-born brewer, who sold his first keg of beer in 2012, cut the cord to his ad-world career and never looked back. Ten years later, Lakewood Brewery is a family-owned success with a lineup of award-winning craft beers. Every beer starts with a kernel of an idea, Bens says. His taproom has an R&D system in place so Lakewood’s "mad scientist brewers" can explore new styles and flavors.
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Shavelogic razor startup funding
Dallas’ Shavelogic Hones Its Edge With $100 Million in New Growth Capital
by | Sep 17, 2021
The cutting-edge razor brand introduced a new shaving system last year, after a decade-plus of R&D, more than 150 global patents, and legal battles with Gillette. Now Shavelogic plans to expand innovation and market reach to upgrade the shave.
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Irving-Based Sow Good Raises $2.5M, Adds CRE Expert to its Board

by | Feb 8, 2021
Sow Good last month announced its entry into the global freeze-dried food market by changing its stock symbol and name from Black Ridge Oil and Gas.
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SKU DFW: Introducing the Inaugural Cohort for the ‘First Consumer Products Accelerator’
by | Sep 8, 2020
Five consumer packaged goods later-stage startups have been chosen for an eight-week accelerator program taught by the industry’s top experts.
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DFW CPG to Support the ‘Nation’s First Consumer Products Accelerator’ Coming Soon to Dallas-Fort Worth
by | Jul 13, 2020
SKU DFW is an eight-week program being kicked off this fall by former Whole Foods co-CEO Walter Robb. Later-stage startups focused on consumer packaged goods can apply now for the chance to receive best-in-class curriculum taught by top CPG leaders.
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