Big Box Buyer Broker

DO YOU HAVE A PRODUCT WE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT?

Mr. Checkout is a national association of independent wagon-jobbers and full-line distributors. We distribute product to approximately 35,000 independent stores around the country and are always seeking the next hot new product. If you have a product, we want to hear from you!

Food Brokers

The world’s population is over seven billion and except for special circumstances, every person that makes up this number has to eat at least twice a day. Well, back in some older centuries, people were largely farmers: they tilled the ground for subsistence but the world has gone beyond that. Processed food is the new thing in the market. The food industry is a multibillion dollar industry. Several manufacturers are producing food items and they are being shipped across borders to several countries of the world. Lots of raw food items are also shipped to be used to make meals and food products. It can be very attractive to the venture capitalist to think of investing in the sector as billions of dollars find their way into several pockets of players every day.

However, the industry can be admired for long without noticing that a key factor in the success of the industry is the middlemen services which brokers provide. Brokers are normally independent agents who get items from a producer and get it to those who are looking to buy them. In this scenario, a broker can be the agent that gets food item from a manufacturer and sell to a hospital or nursing home. The agent is independent and can work for several companies at a time.

The work of food brokers extend to stores. There are several stores who have food items on their shelves and sections. They however need those who can connect them with manufacturers. The broker does the job. For a commission, the broker helps to facilitate the transaction between the producer and the retailer or the party needing the supplies.

The service provided by these players in the supply chain is in two ways: they look for retail outlets and those who will be willing to buy the products from the manufacturer and they help retailers connect to manufacturers to get products. They do this for a commission which they charge on their transaction.

Many times, thoughts hardly travel to the fact that large sets of movie production will feature many people at locations and this people have to eat. These people will act for hours perfecting the scenes in places far from where restaurants and other facilities are. They are supplied food. Agents have to be at work in sourcing for healthy food for these actors and crew members. The work of agents in getting food products to these people will take understanding the complexities involved in individual preferences and a couple of other important factors.

It can be easily overlooked until we dig further to understand that the food industry cannot move forward without some people working to connect the manufacturer with the retailers and those who also get bulk. It could be in other niches but the food niche is one that would require more of middlemen who are skilled in the handling of delicate and attention-demanding products like food. The place of brokers in the food supply chain is one that cannot be overlooked.

Working with a Food Broker

  • Step 1

    Keep Track Of Changes In The Food Industry

    Its important to be aware of the current states of the food industry because you may be able to better capitalize on trends, brand direction, and marketing efforts that may be both favorable and sought after by brokers or other industry giants.

  • Step 2

    Know The Competition

    Health is trending and so are alternative foods, how does your brand stack up against those challengers.

    Step 2

  • Step 3

    Know Consumer Preferences

    Consumers are really into a few main categories of the things they consume: Health, Multi-Sensory Experiences, Authenticity, Transparency, Customization, and indulgence.

  • Step 4

    Consider This:

    What are some advantages you have in face of the industry?

    Create a strategic approach.

    Have a strong front-end development approach that fosters disruptive innovation that  increases value to the consumer.

    Validate and test the product in a real world environment.

    Have a strategic initiative for growth.

    Make a brand that can be commercial.

    Step 4

Broker Benefits

Brokers have the ability to protect the identity of the company and keep confidentiality by also by contacting owner approved buyers.

Brokers give owners the ability to have space, as they can continue focusing on selling while owners can focus on building their business. Brokers also work to reach the biggest base of buyers possible.

Brokers representing your business can show it in the best light possible in order to get the maximum sales price possible from buyers. They understand what buyers are looking for and can identify the useful information that would carry your brand forward.

Putting value onto your business can be difficult but definitely possible through the use of a broker.

DO YOU HAVE A PRODUCT WE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT?

Mr. Checkout is a national association of independent wagon-jobbers and full-line distributors. We distribute product to approximately 35,000 independent stores around the country and are always seeking the next hot new product. If you have a product, we want to hear from you!