Manufacturers of milk-based snacks and fruit smoothie pouches are among the brands selected to take part in Land O’Lakes’ 2018 dairy accelerator.
The initiative aims to support the industry by providing tailored coursework and mentorship to dairy entrepreneurs.
To qualify for consideration, each company was required to use dairy as a primary ingredient in its products.
Raquel Melo, vice president of innovation and new business development at Land O’Lakes, said: “Our 2018 participating companies span dairy categories, demonstrating the vitality and versatility of dairy. We’re excited to support the dairy industry by nurturing these innovators and entrepreneurs in the accelerator programme.”
The brands in full
Throughout the three-month course, which is based in Minnesota, participants will meet with both Land O’Lakes and external business mentors and will attend seminars focused on topics including finance, brand building, sales, and leadership development.
Earlier this year Land O’Lakes named former PepsiCo executive Beth Ford as its CEO, replacing Chris Policinski who has retired from the position after 13 years.
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