Meet the food, lifestyle and retail figures in the 40 Under 40 Class of 2018

The Bay Area’s status as a hub for culture and industry leadership extends to food, lifestyle and retail. In a world rapidly transforming with the speed of online innovation and social media, we tried to select figures poised to lead the conversation and direction of life in the Bay Area.

They span a variety of organizations that are focused on developing the kind of local businesses that make the region so diverse. Some are serving up a food mash-up born in San Francisco, while others are supporting…