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Plant Based World Council Introductions: Armetha Pihlstrom

Armetha Pihlstrom is the Founder and CEO of Pihlstrom Consulting Group, LLC, based in Minneapolis, MN. Pihlstrom has carved a niche for herself as a formidable entrepreneur whose innovative strategies and leadership have propelled the plant-based sector forward. Her career spans over 15 years in the food industry, growing sales at major industry players including Conagra and Impossible Foods and moving on to aid emerging start ups Future Farms and Great American Plant Co.

Pihlstrom’s journey in the food industry is distinguished by her ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams across the U.S., delivering unmatched value to her clients and partners. Her success stories are a testament to her deep knowledge and expertise in the world of  food service and CPG, particularly within startups, where her guidance has often been the catalyst for breakthrough growth and innovation. Described by those who’ve worked with her as a “dynamic and savvy businesswoman,” Pihlstrom’s approach to business is characterized by her generational, thought-provoking leadership and her unwavering commitment to excellence.

Beyond her impressive sales growth accomplishments, what sets Pihlstrom apart is her profound commitment to effecting positive change. Her involvement in plant-based businesses is driven by a deeply personal mission to benefit her family, community, and the environment.

Reflecting on her experiences, Pihlstrom shares, “I had so many moments where I was blown away by innovation and a deeper understanding of the plant-based industry. Plant-Based World Expo is the gathering place that makes you feel like you are at a plant-based family reunion. It is a perfect example of knowledge transfer, thought-provoking innovation, and embracing the mindset of growing as one unified plant-based industry.” Her enthusiasm for the plant-based industry is contagious, underscoring the importance of collaboration and communication within the community.

As a member of the advisory board for Plant Based World Expo, Pihlstrom stands among other passionate individuals from across the industry. “Our advisory board comprises brilliant, innovative, passionate people across the industry, government and academia.” Her vision for the plant-based sector is not just about individual success but about growing as one unified industry. Armetha Pihlstrom’s heartfelt and visionary approach continues to inspire and drive the plant-based food industry towards a more sustainable and prosperous future.

About Plant Based World Pulse
Plant Based World Pulse is a go-to resource for the plant-based industry. Offering high-value insights, educational content, and the latest information year-round, it compliments the annual industry events Plant Based World Expo North America in New York City and Plant Based World Expo Europe in London.