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Welcoming the 2023 Target Takeoff Food and Beverage cohort!

Welcoming the 2023 Target Takeoff Food and Beverage cohort!

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Welcoming the 2023 Target Takeoff Food and Beverage cohort!

On May 1, the Target Takeoff Food and Beverage program returns for the third year in a row with a new cohort of founders, each with incredible brands and  innovative products.

The 2023 Target Takeoff Food and Beverage cohort will participate in a comprehensive six-week program designed to thoughtfully prepare small business scale their brands for long-term success on mass-retail shelves. The program is designed to help brands prepare for long-term success on mass retail shelves with an actionable, curated curriculum designed to facilitate an understanding of key elements for growth. Additionally, Target Takeoff Food & Beverage helps participating brands solidify their brand identity through branding and marketing, all while providing access to industry-disrupting founders, peers and Target team members. With brands spanning plant-based protein offerings and Mexican-inspired canned drinks to sustainably-sourced teas and better-for-you snack cakes, this year’s cohort features a slew of delicious offerings that the Target Accelerators team is thrilled to welcome and support. Get to know the ten participating companies that make up 2023 Target Takeoff Food and Beverage, below.

A package of Extra Crispy Fried Chicken by Better Chew.Better Chew | Vallejo, CA

Something Better Foods, Inc is a Black-owned plant-based meat manufacturing company based in Vallejo, CA that has developed a suite of plant-based proteins sold under the brand name “Better Chew.” Better Chew allows customers to be fearless in replicating dishes that are ethnically relevant to their experience and facilitates the adoption of a plant-based diet.

Brooklyn TeaA can of Cream Earl Grey tea by Brooklyn Tea displayed on a white backdrop. | Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Tea’s mission is to connect people through the art and ritual of tea. They are dedicated to sourcing and curating the highest quality teas from around the globe, while fostering a sense of community and sustainability.

 

A box of Strawberry Fields Smoothie Cubes by Bumpin Blends displayed on a pink backdrop with a strawberry smoothie and strawberries laying next to the product.Bumpin Blends | Los Angeles, CA

Bumpin Blends creates pre-blended, frozen, absolutely delicious smoothie cubes – made to support your body. Just pop the cubes into your blender, add liquid, and blend for a perfect dietitian-designed smoothie in seconds.

A variety of 3 pack donuts from glonuts on an orange and pink multicolored backdrop.

glonuts | Los Angeles, CA

glonuts are raw, vegan, keto mini-donuts made with clean ingredients that help you glow from the inside out.

Homiah's Indonesian Rendang Spice Kit laying on a green table next to an authentic plated dish.Homiah | New York, NY

Homiah is America’s first Southeast Asian Nonya pantry: founder Michelle makes authentic, ready-to-eat sauces and condiments based on family recipes.

Honeycut KitchenA Honeycut Kitchen Nutritious Snack Cake in the flavor Birthday Cake. | Los Angeles, CA

Honeycut is revitalizing one of America’s favorite and most nostalgic snack categories – the snack cake – into nutritious, guilt-free treats that deliver low sugar and high protein.

ImmorelImmorel Beverages line of sparkling mushroom based teas in the flavors Blow Ur Roll, Wake the Eff Up, and Feed Ur Focus. | Brooklyn, NY

Immorel Beverages is a line of sparkling mushroom-based teas that brings the health benefits of functional mushrooms to the masses. Their teas elevate your mind and body in a way that’s delicious, tingly, and a little evil. Immorel Beverages strive to create products that are good for you (none of that nasty added sugar or preservatives). Their brand is fun and mischievous, without the pretentiousness often associated with wellness culture.

Mocktail Club's line of canned mocktails in the flavors Manhattan Berry, Capri Spritz, Bombay Fire, and Havana Twist on a golden, shiny backdrop with a variety of cocktail glasses displayed between the products.Mocktail Club | Washington, D.C.

Mocktail Club is a line of globally inspired zero-proof cocktails with bold flavors and complexity, elevating the zero-proof experience without sacrificing flavor.

 

3 Resist Protein Bars in the flavors glow, balance, and recovery.Resist Nutrition | Brooklyn, NY

Resist is on a mission to make it easy to snack for balanced hormones on-the-go with science-backed, plant-based nutrition bars with a clinically proven slow blood sugar response.

 

SoldaderaSoldadera's line of canned coffee in the flavors Canelita, Café de Olla, and Jamaica. | Grand Rapids, MI

Soldadera is a brand that brings natural flavors, culture, and history alive through its Mexican-style nitro-infused cold brew coffee and tea with the purpose of uplifting minorities.

 

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