NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FounderMade, curator and builder of emerging consumer brands in the health, wellness, beauty, and food and beverage sectors, today announced the upcoming Consumer Discovery Show (CDS), taking place November 17-18, 2017 at Spring Studios in New York City. The premier event will feature an impressive lineup of consumer goods business pioneers, as well as more than 150 inspiring brands that are out to reshape the consumer goods market.
The CDS connects best-in-class consumer brands and product innovators with retailers, distributors, investors and influencers. It’s the world’s gathering place for next generation brands looking to drive business; and for the consumer goods ecosystem looking to discover the latest in consumer product innovations.
“We’re delighted to bring together the inspired new brands everyone is talking about and connect them with consumers and key industry resources and influencers in the spirit of discovery, brand building and growth,” said Navi Ganancial, co-founder and COO at FounderMade. “Building a consumer goods brand is typically a long and arduous undertaking, so our focus is on accelerating that process by shining a spotlight on these companies in a personal, hands-on environment with participation from the entire ecosystem.”
The Show’s Discovery Lounge will feature an exciting collection of emerging companies and brands including Tracie Martyn, RXBar, Malk Organics, Prismologie, Soapbox, Yotpo and Santy, among others. The full list of exhibiting brands can be found here.
Highlighted speakers for the show include:
- Marc Farrell, V.P., US Retail Lobby & Ecommerce, Starbucks
- Alli Webb, Founder, Drybar
- Sarah Michelle Gellar, Co-Founder, Foodstirs
- Eric Carl, Enterprise Wellness Strategy Lead, Target
- Christina Pennybacker, Senior Buyer of Food, QVC
- Catherine Moellering, General Merchandising Manager, Anthropologie
The CDS Awards, presented by FounderMade's Committee Board (comprised of leading CPG experts, business figures, buyers, media and influencers), will hold its inaugural ceremony on November 18, 2017, to honor its best-in-class. To apply for the Newcomer Award, click here.