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Pemmican Food Startup #1: Organizing high level ideas and setting initial list of tasks and goals

This post is part of an ongoing documentary I am publishing on my progress for developing, launching and growing a food startup.  I am using my Growth Stack roadmap and my Lean & Agile [...]

How much influence do places like Walmart, Costco, and Kroger have over package size of consumer products?

This is a Quora question I was asked to answer.  My response is as follows. Quite a bit for smaller vendors, which is what I know. Probably less with larger vendors. But it also depends [...]

What happens to the connections a distributor has made with retailers for your product if you decide to replace him?

This is a Quora question on connections a distributor has made with retailers that I was asked.  My answer is as follows. That will depend. For fragmented retail channels where there are many retailers, you [...]

Making micro-production work profitably: an example of printing labels in house rather than outsourcing

I want to talk about micro production. For background, consumer products over the last 6 decades have largely been built on mass scale, producing as much of it as possible on a mass scale, [...]

I’m considering on starting a drop ship ecommerce online site. What are the best products to offer?

This is a Quora question I was asked to answer.  My response is below. There are a ton of free resources online about drop ship ecommerce. One is Drop Ship Lifestyle. Finding the best [...]

How much (in % of revenues) does a food and drinks wholesaler/distributor spend in logistics, meaning, paying a 3rd party to pick up and deliver the products to the retailer’s warehouse?

This is a Quora questions that I was asked to answer. Here is my answer. That will depend on a lot of factors - your volume, distances, consistency, speed of delivery, does the product require [...]