How Chomps Takes A Bite Out of Retail and Ecommerce
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Although it may seem like Chomps has been an overnight success, behind the scenes there has been a lot of hard work, risky bets, and beneficial partnerships that has helped elevate the brand. On this episode, Pete Maldonado, the Co-founder and CEO of Chomps and Stacy Hartnett, the Vice President, E-Commerce & Marketing at Chomps, discuss how the company was bootstrapped, and how it has scaled through both retail and online platforms.

Tune in to learn:

  • The beginnings of Chomps (2:00)
  • The timeline of success (5:45)
  • Lessons learned after getting into Trader Joe’s (13:30)
  • How and why Stacey came on board (15:00)
  • Creating an appetite for risky bets (21:20)
  • Identifying the right platforms (23:00)
  • Contrarian ideas or data to track (31:20)


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