This episode of the Xtalks Food Podcast features an interview with Gwen Burlingame, the co-founder of premium lactose-free ice cream brand Beckon Ice Cream. Hear about how the brand was conceptualized, its start at a Boston farmers market, the R&D process and the ingredients that make Beckon a premium lactose-free ice cream. She discusses the challenges she and co-founder Katy Flannery encountered throughout the COVID-19 pandemic as well as what it means to run a women-owned business. Hear about Burlingame’s day-to-day schedule as a co-founder and some advice she has for aspiring food business owners. Prior to Beckon, Burlingame held roles at L’Oreal USA and Kiehl’s Since 1851 in e-commerce, digital strategy, global brand marketing and product portfolio management.
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