Celeb Mom Camila Alves McConaughey Touts High-Fiber GoodWheat Pasta for Picky Eaters

by | Oct 6, 2023
It's national pasta month. The Texas mother, author, and philanthropist—married to Matthew McConaughey—has partnered with the Dallas-connected "better-for-you" pasta brand launched by Arcadia Biosciences. To entice families, it offers a "clean-plate guarantee."
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.
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.
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.

Dallas’ Prebiotic Pop Brand Raises $13M From CAVU Ventures and Celebs Like Halsey, Russell Westbrook, and More

by | Aug 30, 2021
Poppi continues to get the Hollywood treatment after signing a deal with Rohan Oza on "Shark Tank" in 2018. Some big pop culture names—The Chainsmokers, 24kGoldn, Kygo, Kevin Love, Ellie Goulding, Olivia Munn, and Nicole Scherzinger—are joining in the beverage brand's latest funding round, along with Oza's CAVU Ventures and a group of social media influencers.
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.
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.

Brewing Up Business: Phil Romano and George Esquivel on Crafting a Company

by | Sep 20, 2019
Restaurant mogul/innovator/entrepreneur Phil Romano and Four Corners Brewing Co-founder George Esquivel share (real) advice. It was a 40-minute master class.