Category: Customer Close-Up

Naked Snacks: Solving the Snack Problem, One Box at a Time

Naked Snacks: Solving the Snack Problem, One Box at a Time

When Neil Thomson decided to create his subscription business Naked Snacks, healthy snacking was new to him. But he knew a thing or two about branding. “I had all sorts of books about entrepreneurship that said, ‘Just create that minimum viable product’, and then invest into branding once you’ve gotten feedback from your first customers.” … Continued

Peregrine Supply Co.: E-Commerce that’s Changing Men’s Culture

Peregrine Supply Co.: E-Commerce that’s Changing Men’s Culture

Peregrine Supply Co. are “makers of modern functional men’s products”. And if you ask founder Tyler Hill, there are few things less “functional” than the way big brands have traditionally marketed to men. “When we started out in 2014, we never intended for Peregrine to become what it became,” says Tyler. “We just saw how … Continued

Tea Runners: Sending Tea Lovers Care Packages Each Month

Tea Runners: Sending Tea Lovers Care Packages Each Month

Members of Tea Runners tend to get pretty excited when their – in the words of founder Charlie Ritchie – “monthly care packages” arrive. You can get a sense of that excitement from reading Tea Runners’ online reviews. This one, for example, is typical of the Tea Runner experience: “LOVE my subscription to Tea Runners! … Continued

Cuban Lunch: Packaging Nostalgia Perfectly

Cuban Lunch: Packaging Nostalgia Perfectly

In her “wildest hopes and dreams” Crystal Regehr Westergard never imagined she’d be selling her millionth chocolate bar. Less than a year after reviving Cuban Lunch, a peanut-and-chocolate bar beloved since the 1930’s, Crystal is stunned by success. “I do feel like I’m living in some sort of tv show,” she laughs. “Except this is … Continued

Festina Lente: Making Haste Slowly with a Brand Built to Expand

Festina Lente: Making Haste Slowly with a Brand Built to Expand

Festina Lente, the Langley-based winery and meadery, is named after an intriguing old saying: “Make Haste Slowly”. This saying reflects their philosophy of taking the time to accomplish things with diligence the first time and taking pride in the simple things done well. But perhaps the story of Festina Lente Estate Winery itself will shed … Continued

Iggy’s: Alive, Cultured, and Celebrating Fermentation through Kombucha and Kvass

Iggy’s: Alive, Cultured, and Celebrating Fermentation through Kombucha and Kvass

At 300+ food markets, co-ops, cafes, restaurants, bars, and boutiques across Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, fermentation fans get their fix of Iggy’s. This Bainbridge Island, Washington-based company crafts delectable kombucha and kvass beverages with a culture as effervescent as their products. Iggy’s team describes themselves as “foodies, herbalists, artists, musicians, sci-fi fans, fishers and foragers, … Continued

Murchie’s: How the Company has Lasted for 125 Years

Murchie’s: How the Company has Lasted for 125 Years

At 125 years old, the premium tea and coffee company Murchie’s Tea & Coffee is one of Canada’s oldest brands. The fact that its founder, John Murchie, once delivered tea to Queen Victoria at Balmoral Castle is impressive enough. But Murchie’s status as a century-and-a-quarter-aged company is truly incredible in light of today’s disruptive business … Continued

AG Hair: A Beauty Industry Difference-Maker

AG Hair: A Beauty Industry Difference-Maker

AG Hair, a Great Little Box Company client since 1997, has always been a difference-maker. In an industry rife with chemical-laden solutions, they chose to formulate products that are, on average, 85% natural. But while AG maximizes natural ingredients like calendula and oat protein, it never sacrifices performance. It’s a balance that few hair industry … Continued