In its fifth year, Target Takeoff is a product-focused accelerator program designed to help emerging brands deepen their mass-retail knowledge through Target mentorship and personalized curriculum for consumer-packaged brands.

On July 19, the first Target Takeoff Food & Beverage program kicks off with participating brands’ focus ranging from drinks, snacks, sauces, and even some honey! This 100% virtual program will conclude after 5 weeks of mass retail curriculum as well as in-depth mentorship from Target leaders, industry experts and alumni.

The Target team is excited to welcome these tastefully innovative Food and Beverage brands into the latest cohort. Meet the eleven participating companies and learn more about their products below!

Artisan Tropic is a family business making wholesome Plantain and Cassava snacks to improve the quality of life of our customers and employees, and their families.

Bagelista produces authentic New York bagels that you freshly  bake at home.

DEUX makes cookie dough enhanced with vitamins, collagen, and protein. Fun fact: their products are vegan and gluten free!

ESSIESPICE creates Vegan, Small batch cooking sauces and spice blends from Africa with world flavor.

Lil Bucks is a mission-driven brand making addictively crunchy snacks and granolas from USA-grown buckwheat.

Pan’s makes Pan’s Mushroom Jerky, a plant-based snack made of shiitake mushrooms with a delicious umami taste and satisfying meaty texture.

Sanzo is the first Asian-inspired sparkling water, made with real fruit and no added sugar.

ThaiFusions Co. creates authentic Thai Sauces and Curries made by their own family in Seattle, WA.

UNiTE is creating a more inclusive wellness table – one where everyone has a seat because Diversity is Delicious.


wildwonder makes wellness accessible, starting with a better drink for gut health.

Zach & Zoe Sweet Bee Farm is a family-owned apiary in Central New Jersey that harvests raw, superfood-infused honey.