#131 The Rise of Carbone Fine Food with CEO Eric Skae

Join Daniel Scharff in this episode of the Startup CPG Podcast featuring Eric Skae, the CEO of Carbone Fine Food with over 35 years of experience in business. Carbone's success is anchored in its association with the renowned Carbone restaurant, premium product quality, and effective branding strategies.

Eric emphasizes the crucial role of strategic partnerships, the early focus on velocity, and the evolving importance of margin and pricing as a brand matures. He also reveals his approach to brand launch, securing retail partnerships, and harnessing social media for optimal promotion.

From extensive networking and diligent work ethics to developing expertise across various domains, Eric's advice is a beacon for those aspiring to make a mark in the CPG industry.

Ready to add some special sauce to your CPG journey? Tune in now!

Listen in as Eric shares about:
  • Entrepreneurial Journey of Eric
  • Eric's Lessons from Previous Ventures
  • Challenges and Learning from New Leaf Iced Tea
  • Consulting and Startup Collaboration
  • Starting Carbone Fine Food
  • Strategies for Early Growth and Scaling:
  • Launching a Premium Pasta Sauce Brand
  • Challenges in Retail and Building Relationships
  • Direct-to-Consumer Launch and Scaling
  • Partnerships and Brand Recognition
  • Whole Foods and Market Positioning
  • Success and Scaling

Episode Links:
Carbone Fine Food Website
Eric's LinkedIn

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Creators and Guests

Daniel Scharff
Daniel Scharff
Founder/CEO, Startup CPG
#131 The Rise of Carbone Fine Food with CEO Eric Skae
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