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Co-founders Shannan Swanson and Liane Weintraub

Making Tasty a household name in kids’ snacks

By Maggie Hennessy

Tasty Brand co-founders Liane Weintraub and Shannan Swanson originally had their sights set on an organic frozen baby food line, but the 2008 economic crash saw the market for premium baby food drying up. So they shifted gears to more seriously pursue...

Energizing Zest Tea charts high-octane growth

Energizing Zest Tea charts high-octane growth

By Maggie Hennessy

Many a tea lover has settled for coffee or an energy drink when desperate for an energy fix. But Zest Tea hopes to change that with its high-caffeine brewed teas. 

Dave Lefkow (right): 'You’d be amazed how many people are obsessed with bacon...'

Dave Lefkow: 'You’d be amazed how many people are obsessed with bacon...'

J&D's Foods builds a food empire: ‘Making everything taste like bacon since 2007’

By Elaine Watson

The Eureka moment came on a business trip in 2007 when Dave Lefkow’s co-worker Justin Esch casually observed that bacon flavored salt might taste pretty good. The cash to make it happen came from Lefkow’s three-year old son, who propelled a baseball into...

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