“Take the Time” is a Luxury for Working Parents with Young Ones

By |2020-05-25T19:36:19-05:00May 26th, 2020|CPG Entrepreneurs, News Briefs|

by Shibani Baluja, guest contributor Shibani Baluja is co-founder and CEO of lil’gourmets, and a graduate of the Good Food Accelerator run by FamilyFarmed, also Naturally Chicago's parent non-profit. lil'gourmets creates fresh, delicious, globally-inspired veggie meals that lil'ones (and even adults!) love. Their mission is to cultivate curiosity [...]

Small Brands, Big Hearts: Snack Box Fundraising Helps Hospital Heroes

By |2020-04-23T13:12:24-05:00April 23rd, 2020|CPG Entrepreneurs, News Briefs|

Led by Accelerator grad Tea Squares, 10 small, local brands are selling variety snack boxes with all profits going to aid hospital workers during the COVID crisis.

Good Food Accelerator: Helping Soup Explorers Pivot During the Crisis

By |2020-04-07T08:44:40-05:00April 7th, 2020|CPG Entrepreneurs, News Briefs|

Naturally Chicago is sharing the stories of businesses who are innovating to weather COVID-19. Linda Yeh-Ostrinsky of Chicago startup Soup Explorers contributed this thoughtful piece.

Brands To Get Added TLC From KeHE’s New elevate Program

By |2020-03-19T10:35:52-05:00March 19th, 2020|CPG Entrepreneurs, News Briefs|

KeHE— a Naturally Chicago co-founder — is accepting applications to its recently launched KeHe elevate program. This program is not a reinvention; rather, it is a “high touch” extension of the longstanding efforts by this leading Good Food and Natural Products distributor to find and get shelf space [...]