Hippeas By Livio Bisterzo

Italian entrepeneur Livio Bisterzo experienced his first entrepreneurial venture in 2003. His first business was an events business. When he was 19, in 1999, Livio decided to study at the University of the Arts in London. Mr. Bisterzo’s extensive marketing background helped him build up his business portfolio. His portfolio highlighted experience in hospitality, lifestyle businesses and consumer brands.

Livio Bisterzo has had some of his brands and achievements featured in such prestigious magazines as GQ, Sunday Style, Harpers, Vanity Fair, Esquire and The Times. Mr. Bisterzo partnered up with RNA Corporation in 2008. RNA Corporation is a Chicago based business that produces high end mens skin care. This private label company manufactures the Kyoku for men line and is available in 26 countries across the world.

At the age of 29, in 2009, Livio Bisterzo was labeled as one of London’s 1000 most influential businessmen. By 2010, Livio and RNA Corporation parted ways and in 2011 Livio acquired Little Miracles. Little Miracles is a Danish based beverage corporation that has won several international awards. Little Miracles manufactures organic tea and juice beverages. With an interest in the health and nutrition industry sparked, Livio started up Green Park Holdings in 2015. Livio’s mission in Green Park Holdings is to create “a better you” through nutritional foods that are growing in popularity. By 2016 he moved his wife and three children to Los Angeles California and Green Park Holdings launched their HIPPEAS chickpea puffs. This innovative healthy snack has changed the way that people snack. HIPPEAS area a healthy alternative to other bagged unhealthy snacks and are available in over 18,500 stores across the United Kingdom and the United States.

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How to Be Successful in the Food Business | Tips from Nathaniel Ru’s Sweetgreen

 

The food industry is one of the most lucrative businesses if the right success strategies are used. But in case of poor strategizing, a business in the food industry is bound to reach its bottom line. Therefore, before you get into this business, it is important that you do a thorough research on the industry. The best way to go about this is by analyzing companies, within this industry, that are already successful. A good example of a successful food company is Sweetgreen.

 

History

Sweetgreen is a $95 million business that was established in the year 2007. The business is owned by three college friends, who are alumni of University of Georgetown. Nicolas Jammet, Jonathan Neman and Nathaniel Ru, who were all immigrants and from business backgrounds, came with the brilliant idea to start a seasonal food restaurant. And, that is how Sweetgreen started. In the beginning, it was only the three working at their first outlet in Washington DC. But this has since changed. They now have over 40 branches and nearly 2,000 employees.

 

Success Strategies

Sweetgreen utilizes a number of strategies to stay atop of the industry. Their number one strategy is the delivery of healthy meals. Sweetgreen has invested heavily on ensuring that healthy nourishing meals are delivered to their customers, on a daily basis. The company serves healthy meals, prepared with ingredients that are in season. But it doesn’t stop at quality, quantity is also an important factor for Sweetgreen. At a price of one burger or one plate of fries, you can get a healthy salad, from Sweetgreen, that will leave you feeling full for a significant amount of time.

 

Online transactions have also made Sweetgreen a booming business. Yes, people love Sweetgreen. Therefore, you will never miss a line at their outlets. So, instead of opting to get fries, you can order online and avoid the hustle of queuing.

 

 

Sweetgreen is a success thanks to its great leadership. One of the founders and CEO, Nathaniel Ru is one of the best leaders in the food industry. He boasts of a degree in Finance, from the University of Georgetown. Being an immigrant and having gone through many challenges, to get through school, toughened him up for just about anything. Aside from being a successful businessman, he is also a philanthropist.

 

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Billy McFarland the Great Founder of Magnises

William (Billy) McFarland is an American technical entrepreneur, he was born on December 11th, 1991 in New York, but raised in Short Hills, New Jersey. He is the founder and CEO of both Magnises (2013) and Spling (2010). McFarland attended college for a brief time at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania to study computer engineering, and decided it wasn’t for him.

That is when he made his first company (Spling). Even as a child he was exceptionally gifted with business, he would sneak phones into high school to handle work related business.

According to Crunchbase, Billy McFarland wanted to make something that was appealing to the younger crowd, so it includes an application on smartphone devices.

Whats so great about this card? It gives exclusive perks to members. Some of those perks include but are not limited to; party invitations, private concerts, discounts at restaurants, and special reservations for luxurious getaways. Currently there are over 6,000 members and counting, all clients pay an annual fee of $250 (not a bad price for all those benifits).

At just 23 years old he has raised 3 million in funding, just from one of his companies. Currently Magnises is only available in New York and Washington DC, but Billy McFarland plans to expand far and wide. He believes this can be the bridge that brings together people who work in different fields of work on a social, and professional level.