Crowd Rules

Crowd Rules 101: Specialty Foods

On the premiere episode of the CNBC Prime All-New competition Series, Crowd Rules, three small businesses - all in the specialty foods industry - try to convince a panel of experts and the studio audience - that their business deserves $50,000.Will it be the mother & daughter pickle store? The 50-year-old, family-run exotic Ice cream Company from Brooklyn? Or the hot shot chef turned fiery foods entrepreneur? Only one can win the $50,000. Who will be left standing once the CROWD RULES?


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Meet The Panelists

  • Pat Kiernan is a veteran broadcaster who knows business. A TV anchor with NY1 since 1997, Kiernan does more than talk about business. He speaks from the experience of running his own small production company.

  • In 2002, with just $500, Kendra Scott launched a small jewelry collection. Today, Kendra Scott Jewelry is a global multi-million dollar label with collections sold at top retailers.