Mike Murray Joins Good Karma Foods as Chief Executive Officer

Jan. 6, 2023
The plant-based dairy company also get a fresh infusion of capital led by current investors.
Good Karma Foods, a Boulder, Colo., maker of plant-based milk and dairy alternatives, in December hired CPG veteran Mike Murray as CEO. His hiring coincides with a new round of investment funding.

Murray has more than 25 years of CPG experience, most recently as CEO of Teton Waters Ranch, a grass-fed and -finished, regeneratively raised beef solutions company. Earlier, he held executive and leadership roles at other values-focused organizations including free2b Foods, So Delicious Dairy Free, WhiteWave Foods Co. and Larabar.

According to the latest retail sales data from the Plant Based Foods Assn., Good Food Institute and SPINS, U.S. retail sales of plant-based foods grew more than 6% in 2021, with the total plant-based market reaching $7.4 billion. Specific to plant-based dairy, the category saw 4% YoY dollar sales growth as animal-based milk sales declined 2%.

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Dave Fusaro has served as editor in chief of Food Processing magazine since 2003. Dave has 30 years experience in food & beverage industry journalism and has won several national ASBPE writing awards for his Food Processing stories. Dave has been interviewed on CNN, quoted in national newspapers and he authored a 200-page market research report on the milk industry. Formerly an award-winning newspaper reporter who specialized in business writing, he holds a BA in journalism from Marquette University. Prior to joining Food Processing, Dave was Editor-In-Chief of Dairy Foods and was Managing Editor of Prepared Foods.

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