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Ep15, Jess Salamanca, Banana Scoops - Creative problem solving and crafting the perfect supermarket pitch

Creative Connections With Rachel Matthews

Release Date: 05/18/2020

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My guest this week is Jess Salamanca, the Founder of Banana Scoops. Banana Scoops makes ice cream from creamy bananas and other natural and plant-based ingredients with no additives, preservatives, refined sugars or sweeteners. 
The idea for banana-based ice cream came to Jess over 5 or 6 years ago when she was working full-time in an event and marketing role. Years later and now she is due to launch with an online supermarket stockist this week.
It was fascinating to talk with Jess about how she decided to do things differently to the traditional ice cream companies. Making dairy-free ice cream with no additives comes with its own challenges. Amazingly, Jess has been able to achieve a delicious product while doing things her way!
 
In this episode, Jess chats to me about:
  • The entrepreneurial journey - finding a gap in the market and problem-solving along the way
  • All aspects of producing a food product - recipes, manufacturers to pitching retailers
  • What made her pitch presentation to Ocado successful
  • The tips she learned from her mentorship at Propercorn
  • How Coronavirus has impacted her business
 
A huge thank you to Jess for being a guest on the Creative Connection podcast, and I hope you enjoy the episode!