The Consumer Analyst Group of New York (CAGNY) conference is an ideal venue for brands to demonstrate to the investor community what the possibilities are for future growth of existing brands and startups.
For more than 50 years, nonprofit CAGNY has connected investors, management teams and media dedicated to the consumer products industry.
During the 2018 event held February in Boca Raton, Fla., Springdale, Ark.-based Tyson Foods outlined an ambitious plan to move beyond traditional categories in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) space through the coming 2018 debut of Green Street, a new organic brand that caters to consumers seeking ready-to-eat meals. The manufacturer’s first foray is protein-rich, grab-and-go bowl meals that are 100% plant-based, according to Tyson President and CEO Tom Hayes.
Broadly, Tyson also outlined a plan to make strategic investments through Tyson Ventures, backing talented entrepreneurs who are pioneering breakthroughs in food and food-focused technologies. Its initial investments included Beyond Meat, Memphis Meats and Tovala. Ventures has also launched the Tyson Innovation Lab, which is aimed at exploring new approaches to accelerate the pace of innovation.
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