Teton Waters Ranch’s goal, as noted by Nadine Rich, director of marketing, is to produce beef products that are good for the cattle, good for planet and good for consumers.

Sandy Almendarez, VP of Content

April 16, 2019

Teton Waters Ranch, a grass-fed beef product company, offers consumers Certified Humane® raised and handled burgers, sausages, hot dogs and meatballs while ensuring ranching practices are regenerative. The brand’s new product—Teton Waters Ranch Burger Blends, a mixture grass-fed beef and mushrooms to provide increased nutritional benefits while reducing the overall calorie and fat content of an all-beef burger—won the Best New Frozen Product NEXTY Award at Natural Product Expo West in March 2019. In this podcast, Nadine Rich, director of marketing, Teton Waters Ranch, discusses the brand, formulation and accessibility with Sandy Almendarez, editor in chief, INSIDER. They cover:

  • The product ideation for the Teton Waters Ranch Burger Blends, and how it marries several consumer desires.

  • The three things the brand keeps in mind when it formulates any of its products.

  • The brand’s partnership with the Savory Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to the regeneration of the world’s grasslands.

This podcast was recorded at Natural Products Expo West 2019 in Anaheim, California.

Got feedback? Email Sandy at [email protected], or tweet to @NatProdINSIDER using the hashtag #INSIDERPodcast.

About the Author(s)

Sandy Almendarez

VP of Content, Informa


• Well-known subject matter expert within the health & nutrition industry with more than 15 years’ experience reporting on natural products.

• She cares a lot about how healthy products are made, where their ingredients are sourced and how they affect human health.

• She knows that it’s the people behind the businesses — their motivations, feelings and emotions — drive industry growth, so that’s where she looks for content opportunities.

Sandy Almendarez is VP of Content for SupplySide and an award-winning journalist. She oversees the editorial and content marketing teams for the B2B media brands Natural Products Insider and Food and Beverage Insider, the education programming for the health and nutrition trade shows SupplySide East and SupplySide West, and community engagement across the SupplySide portfolio. She is a seasoned content strategist with a passion for health, good nutrition, sustainability and inclusion. With over 15 years of experience in the health and nutrition industry, Sandy brings a wealth of knowledge to her role as a content-focused business leader. With specialization in topics ranging from product development to content engagement, creative marketing and c-suite decision making, her work is known for its engaging style and its relevance for business leaders in the health and nutrition industry.

In her free time, Sandy loves running, drinking hot tea and watching her two kids grow up. She brews her own “Sandbucha” homemade kombucha; she’s happy to share if you’re ever in Phoenix!


Speaker credentials

Resides in

  • Phoenix, AZ


  • Arizona State University


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