MINNEAPOLIS — Ten emerging brands have been selected to participate in the 2023 Target Takeoff Food and Beverage accelerator program, now in its third year.

During the six-week program, which began on May 1, entrepreneurs will attend one-on-one meetings and sessions spanning topics such as brand strategy and marketing, supply chain and funding. The program culminates in a pitch event with Target Corp. team members and external partners. A $5,000 stipend will be provided to cover expenses.

Participants were selected based on existing traction in the market and success on a small retail scale.

The 10 brands participating in the latest Target cohort include:

  • Better Chew, Vallejo, Calif., a Black-owned brand of plant-based meat alternatives inspired by cultural comfort foods
  • Brooklyn Tea, Brooklyn, NY, a line of sustainably sourced, premium loose-leaf teas
  • Bumpin Blends, Los Angeles, a maker of pre-blended, frozen smoothie cubes
  • glonuts, Los Angeles, a brand of raw, vegan, grain-free miniature donuts formulated with almond flour and coconut oil
  • Homiah, New York, a producer of Southeast Asian Nonya pantry staples based on family recipes
  • Honeycut Kitchen, Los Angeles, a line of low-sugar, high-protein snack cakes
  • Immorel Beverages, Brooklyn, NY, a maker of sparkling teas featuring functional mushrooms
  • Mocktail Club, Washington, a line of globally inspired, zero-proof canned cocktails
  • Resist Nutrition, Brooklyn, NY, a brand of hormone-balancing plant-based nutrition bars that deliver a clinically proven slow blood sugar response
  • Soldadera, Grand Rapids, Mich., a line of Mexican-style, nitrogen-infused cold-brew coffee beverages.