Retail Evolution Arises as Old Ways of Consumer Connection No Longer Work
Pod Foods is reinventing the grocery supply chain with the first full-service wholesale B2B marketplace with built-in logistics. Moreover, Pod recently raised $13 million in funding, including the closing of a $10 million Series A led by Industrious Ventures with participation from Microsoft’s venture fund M12, Moment Ventures and others.
The pandemic, as well as the rise of direct to consumer 10- to 15-minute grocery and convenience delivery services, has prompted retailers to connect as consumers demand faster access to more products and retailers shift towards continuous optimization. Pod Foods streamlines the procurement process for retailers while enabling data-driven discovery.
“As consumers increasingly drive demand, the retail landscape is changing. The old way for retailers and brands to connect no longer works,” said Christian Gammill, partner at Industrious Ventures. “Pod Foods is the first to provide the logistics infrastructure needed to completely overhaul the grocery supply chain for the better, creating a true end-to-end system that enables both retailers and brands to thrive.”
Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM.
In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.