The Innovate Podcast

The world of product Innovation is evolving at a rapid pace, with retailers and manufacturers struggling to meet changing consumer demand. In this Biweekly Podcast, join Vypr founder Ben Davies as he speaks with CPG Innovation experts on real-world solutions to the challenges we currently face. Tune in to hear thought-provoking insight and discover ideas on how you can innovate with success in an ever-changing world.

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Thursday Dec 01, 2022

The last of series 1! Episode 9 of the Innovate Podcast features CEO of Making Business Matter Ltd, Darren A Smith. Having had extensive experience working as a buyer at big retailers, to now managing his own business providing soft skills training, Darren brings his insights to discuss the key principles to becoming an effective negotiator for win-win outcomes.

Thursday Nov 17, 2022

Episode 8 of the Innovate Podcast features IPLC Partner, Paul Stainton. Having had extensive experience working for large retailers, including being the first UK buyer for Aldi, Paul brings his insights to discuss the growth opportunities innovation can bring to the Private Label sector. 

Thursday Nov 03, 2022

Episode 7 of the Innovate Podcast features founder and CEO of consultancy Plant Futures, Indy Kaur. Listen to Indy’s perspective on the innovative plant-based sector as it stands today, opportunities and challenges for success, and how innovation can fuel future growth.

Thursday Oct 20, 2022

Episode 6 of the Innovate Podcast features the founders of One Planet Pizza, and father-son duo Mike & Joe Hill. Listen to the intriguing story of this creative challenger brand in growing their product in a saturated market, and hear about their journey to becoming known as the best-tasting vegan pizza on the market.

Friday Oct 07, 2022

Episode 5 of the Innovate Podcast features Panku Foods Founder, Neil Nugent. Having worked at many major retailers, Neil discusses his insights into innovation in the industry, including how to make it more successful, and the impact of recent challenges like the cost-of-living crisis and HFSS food restrictions.

Thursday Sep 22, 2022

Episode 4 of the Innovate Podcast features Holland & Barrett Global Product Director, April Preston. Having had multiple roles across the food industry, April brings her wealth of experience to discuss the cost-of-living crisis, plant-based sector, and the importance of being focused on solving problems for consumers.

Thursday Sep 08, 2022

Episode 3 of the Innovate Podcast features Iceland Head of Development, David Lennox. Listen to David’s take on innovation during the cost-of-living crisis, the application of technology to the development process, and the importance of keeping the consumer at the heart of all decisions.

Wednesday Aug 24, 2022

Episode 2 of the Innovate Podcast features Richard Shotton, author of the bestselling ‘The Choice Factory’. Richard discusses the intriguing application of Behavioural Science to Product Innovation, from common biases that influence purchasing decisions, to applications in situations like the cost-of-living crisis.

Wednesday Aug 10, 2022

Listen to Episode 1 from the Innovate Podcast, featuring Waitrose Head of Product Innovation, Emma Beale. Listen to Emma’s take on the cost of living crises, the future of the plant-based sector, and how to make product innovation successful.


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