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Getting Your Product Out of The Kitchen

How to sell to grocery stores and supermarkets

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Franks Pickled Peppers Farmers Market Booth

Franks Pickled Peppers Farmers Market Booth

Franks Pickled Peppers Farmers Market Booth

At some point your product is ready to move from your kitchen to the consumers plate. Unless you are purely ecommerce, you will need to distribute your products to retail stores. This can be daunting for food entrepreneurs since it requires you understand that this is the “Business of Food”… meaning it takes more than great taste to be successful.

Great taste is a given when you are pitching your product to a retail buyer.

Trade Shows

Trade shows are a great way to get your product in front of many buyers in a short period of time. Here are suggestions for your Trade Show planning.

Tips for Attending a Food Trade Show
Be smart at food trade shows! Don't pound the trade show pavement unless you read these money making questions - Part 1 of How to Plan to Attend a Tradeshow

Tips for Attending a Food Trade Show Part 2
Money making questions to ask distributors, retailers and food brokers at trade shows - Part 2 Plan to Attend a Tradeshow

 

Retail Grocery Stores

Retail food stores will be your bread and butter for sales.  There is no “one right way” to get on the shelf.

5 Steps to Get Your Product On Store Shelves
Overcome the challenges of expanding food distribution for your small food business with these 5 tips from a real food entrepreneur. You can't grow your business doing your own distribution.

How to Sell Your Food Product to Stores
Are you a small food business having trouble selling to retailers? A foodpreneur is using the Williams and Sonoma Artisanal Market to sample customers

Why do great tasting products fail to perform on the retailer's shelf?
Sometimes great tasting products fail to perform on the retailer's shelf despite promotion activities. Why?

The Foodpreneur Works With New Food Entrepreneur
See how a food entrepreneur focuses on The Business Side of the Food Business for success

These are entrepreneur success stories about Getting on the Retail Grocery Shelf. Read their tips and techniques... their recipe for success.

Creating an unforgettable experience for your retailers
Tips on how to sell to grocery stores. It is more than great taste.

Creating an unforgettable experience for your retailers
Tips on how to sell to grocery stores. It is more than great taste.

Learn from a Food Entrepreneur's Success Story
Do you want know how to sell to grocery stores? Learn from entrepreneur success stories like this one from Fun to Eat Fruit.

More Things You Need to Know When Starting a Food Business
3 critical components most food entrepreneurs ignore, Licenses needed for Food Distribution and working with a Product Fulfillment service

The Marketing Mix
Before you develop a new food product, develop the Marketing Mix as part of your recipe for success. Here are the Four "Ingredients" the 4 P's.

 

Farmers Markets

This is the easiest and least costly way to get your product on the consumers plate.

Want to develop a low cost food business startup – try a farmers market first. These articles have tips on starting your business and how to sell at farmers markets.

Franks Pickled Peppers Interview
The Foodpreneur interviews a successful food business, Franks Pickled Peppers, a local New Jersey business... shares tips on selling to farmers markets

How to Sell Food at Farmers Markets
Low cost food business startup idea – try a farmers market first. Tips from @buzzfarmers Amanda MacArthur can help you get going.

Business Pitch – Franks Pickled Peppers
Want to start a food business inexpensively? The Foodpreneur will show you how to sell food at a Farmer's Markets like Franks Pickled Peppers.

Selling at Farmers Markets Requires Social Media
Do you know how marketing using social media at the farmers markets can drive traffic and sales? You need more than great tasting foods to be successful today

How to Sell Food Products at Your Local Farmers Market
Farmer’s Markets may be your best platform for product launch. Why? You get to meet your customer directly and get them to be your team for word of mouth marketing.

Farmers Markets - New Product Launch the Easy Way
Getting on the shelf is the most difficult part of a Food & Beverage business. So how can you bypass the retailer? Try a farmers market.

 

 

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