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106: Breaking Into The Beverage Industry: How Creativity And Individuality Helped Crunchy Hydration

By: Rachael Seda
 
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In this episode of The Corporate Dropout, we explore the business journey of Megan Riggs, CEO and founder of Crunchy Hydration. She shares how she broke into the competitive beverage industry with creativity and individuality! She also goes into how island life and innovative self-care practices fuel the unique Crunchy Hydration experience.

In today’s episode you’ll learn:

  • Megan’s transition from tackling mental health struggles in Los Angeles to promoting a healthier lifestyle in Thailand
  • The significance of community connections and resilience in the face of business challenges
  • The unique approach of Crunchy Hydration’s functional beverages
  • Highlights from Expo West and industry trends
  • Balancing business demands with self-care and time blocking
  • Future plans for Crunchy Hydration including an upcoming brand refresh and potential new flavors

& SO MUCH MORE!

 

About Megan Riggs

Megan, a Virginia Beach native, graduated from the University of Virginia with a love for international studies. While working in LA for an online learning and translation company, she felt something was missing amidst her professional success as she faced daily anxiety and bouts of depression. After trying (and failing!) with the Western approach to medicine, Megan decided to head to Southeast Asia for healing.

With only a backpack and a one-way ticket, Megan found herself in Thailand just as a serendipitous cyclone hit, sending her to a small town in the Thai Islands. Life in the Thai Islands was simple and nourishing. For the first time in a while, peace and clarity were found while daily stress and anxiety faded away. Megan discovered her passion and decided to open a juice shop as a way to continue this lifestyle and help others on their health journey. In 2017, she moved back to Virginia Beach to start a cold-pressed juice business, Crunchy Carrot, followed by this sparkling herbal water line, Crunchy Hydration, in 2019!

 

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