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From Local to Global Sales: How Nuts for Cheese Raised $5.5M and Defined a New Market

Growth Series Podcast with POV Hamilton how Nuts for Cheese scaled an interest in plant-based food to become a global brand.

It was not that long ago that Nuts for Cheese Founder and CEO, Margaret Coons was juggling school, part-time work, and creating artisan cheese products to sell at the local Farmers Market.
While completing her studies, she took on jobs, invested time and resources to further her skills and product concepts, and even secured early customers for what would eventually become ‘Nuts for Cheese’.

From bootstrapping to raising $5.5M, she now has a leadership team, a 25,000 production facility, and a strategy that positions her company well for long term growth and success.

She is a game-changer in the fast-growing plant-based food market who views her competitors as collaborators, working together to expand new grocery categories.

Hear her share how she combined her interest in wholesome, nutritious food with a passion for culinary creativity and innovation to launch her award-winning business.

Listen to the episode here to find out about how Nuts for Cheese took its journey to success:

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