Investors Betting Heavily on Early-Stage Food Companies

Like Lilliputians lashing down Gulliver, small food companies are chipping away at the market share of Big Food. The question is, will the end game change?

Jon Sebastiani

What’s your story? “What’s the price” always is asked by customers, financiers and the general public, joined by “How was this made?” in the new era. “What’s your story?” is a more recent query, and “I cater to people with food sensitivities” or “We’re saving the planet” are more compelling answers than “I’m Tony the Tiger.” Resist the temptation to dismiss the thousands of new and emerging food companies as specialty niche pip-squeaks catering to the food fad du jour. Can they realistically take share from major corporations with 11-figure annual sales? They not only can, they are. Among the largest publicly traded companies on Food…

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