• Food & Drink Business editor Kim Berry talks with former CEO of Gourmet Food Holdings Todd Wilson about the experience of running a start-up and the lessons learnt along the way to becoming a market leader.
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What a cracker: From a 4 person start-up to $400m sale, with former Gourmet Food Holdings CEO Todd Wilson.

Food & Drink Business editor Kim Berry talks with former CEO of Gourmet Food Holdings Todd Wilson about the experience of running a start-up and the lessons learnt along the way to becoming a market leader.

The discussion starts with reviewing the market opportunity that inspired the creation of Gourmet Foods Australia, covering how it was initiated and the effort involved in building a start-up operation. Todd covers the importance of being first to market and also being able to keep a new business agile but controlled while accommodating rapid growth.

Topics addressed in this episode regarding innovation and growth in the FMCG market include the importance of prioritisation, overly focusing on the past and fixating on issues you can't change. Todd also explains his views on the founder mentality and managing risk in a high growth business.

The episode wraps up with Todd considering what may come next once he completes unwinding from the past few years of long work hours. 



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