NASDAQ: Faces of Entrepreneurship

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Daniella Hunter has seized on a zeitgeist. With more and more growing demand for gluten, grain, and dairy free food on the rise globally — and with the gluten-free market alone projected to be valued at $2 billion by 2019 — Hunter is definitely on to something.  She’s built The Real Coconut —a veritable empire of specialty alternative food — snacks, alternative flours, and other gluten-free products that have hit the shelves of Whole Foods and other health-conscious grocers across the country. She’s also passionate about health, sustainability and she’s determined to create only products with sustainable ingredients, working directly with farmers and governments to help make such products affordable and ubiquitous to the everyday consumer.  The Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center sat down with Hunter to catch up on her founder’s story so far.