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Hearts & Carts

English, Finance, 3 seasons, 69 episodes, 2 days, 11 hours, 25 minutes
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Weekly Podcast from Alex Hill & Justin Osborne about the people behind the products that are winning hearts & filling carts. This cast is for anyone with an interest in the world of consumer products, and our mission is to help you become a better and more informed CPG professional.We deliver interviews with seasoned cross functional CPG professionals, veteran CPG leaders, and entrepreneurs in the broad consumer products space - and more.
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Austin Calladine - Co-Founder & CMO @ Sweet Nutrition

We've got a sweet one today! The inspiring Austin from Sweet Nutrition stops by to chat about his career journey. Austin jumps into his past career stops, how he built his sales chops, and what led to the invention and iterations of Sweet. https://www.linkedin.com/in/austin-calladine-20810412a/ https://sweetnutrition.ca/ And check out our sponsor @ askcaddle.com
5/13/202436 minutes, 30 seconds
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Mark Lee Turns the Tables and Hosts Justin

In what's sure to be our lowest rated and listened to episode, the always insightful Mark Lee decides to host and interview Justin Osborne. Mark and Justin discuss their career paths, moves into the natural space, and how they've built their careers. Make sure to check out our sponsor @ askcaddle.com.
4/29/202447 minutes, 55 seconds
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Ryan Moran - CEO @ Locke & King

Award winning marketing strategist, brand builder, and entrepreneur, Ryan Moran joins the show to talk about his career journey.  Ryan dives into his passion for storytelling and how that drove the creation of Locke & King. https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryanpatrickmoran/ https://lockeandking.ca/
4/22/202448 minutes, 37 seconds
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Devin Powell – Director of Retail @ Pulp & Press

One of the best guys to spend time with at CHFA, Devin Powell from Pulp & Press joins the show to chat about his unexpected journey into CPG, his expansion into the USA, and what stood out to him at Expo West.  He gives some advice on the industry, some great local brand shout outs, and what he’s really excited about for the upcoming year. https://www.linkedin.com/in/devinpowellpp/ https://www.pulpandpress.com/
4/15/202444 minutes, 42 seconds
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Chris Moeller - CPG Leader

Former President/General Manager of Canada & China for SC Johnson joins the show to catch up with the guys. Chris dives into developing markets, his long career journey with SCJ, and why he likes Alex so much more than Justin.
4/7/202445 minutes, 36 seconds
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Aaron Skelton - President and CEO @ Canadian Health Food Association

Happy CHFA week everyone!  What better way to get pumped for the Vancouver show than sitting down with the man, the myth, the legend – Aaron Skelton.  Aaron joins the show to discuss the upcoming event, his exciting career beginning on the retailer side, and his focus on advocacy on behalf of the industry.  For anyone attending the show this week, this is a must listen! https://www.linkedin.com/in/aaronskelton/ https://chfa.ca/en/ https://www.saveoursupplements.ca
3/31/202455 minutes, 43 seconds
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Tom Gunter – Managing Director @ T.A.G. Marketplace Consulting Inc.

A CPG Veteran who held leadership roles at Kruger, PepsiCo, Molson Coors, ConAgra, and Upper Cust; Tom Gunter joins the podcast to discuss his wildly successful career.  Tom shares learnings from throughout his career, some exciting launches like Healthy Choices, and how he’s keeping busy in “retirement” by consulting and mentoring instead of golfing.  We also give our old friend Ransom Hawley a shout out.
3/17/202448 minutes, 38 seconds
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Kevin Lee – Sr. Director Supply Chain @ Silver Hills

Supply Chain Dad, Kevin Lee joins the show to discuss his career journey from freight to beer to health and wellness.  Kevin dives into different areas of supply chain, his leadership philosophy, what drives him, and how supply chain has changed over his career.  Did I mention Pirates?  If you’re interested in learning more about supply chain and operations, this episode is for you.
3/10/202447 minutes, 30 seconds
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Paul Tedesco - President @ Track

Justin's old professor from McMaster stops by the podcast to chat about the world of teaching, what's new in his world, and what he's learned over his career. Did we mention that he's also an extremely accomplished ad executive? He dives into this and much more.
3/2/202456 minutes, 47 seconds
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Ameen Fadel – Co-Founder of Cedar Valley

Forbes 30 Under 30, Dragon’s Den, and all around great human being: Ameen Fadel from Cedar Valley Selections joins the show to chat about his entrepreneurship journey.  He dives into his ability to pivot the main product, set up manufacturing, and expansion plans.  He also gives a shoutout to some past brand H&C guests as his brand crushes. https://www.linkedin.com/in/ameen-fadel-48175514b/ https://cedarvalleyselections.ca/
2/24/202436 minutes, 54 seconds