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?

2018-05-17T12:01:11-06:00By |Categories: Production & Logistics|Tags: , , , |

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 cooling, how is it packaged (case and pallet configurations), carrier, etc. For 8+ figures in annual sales, I have gotten [...]

Finally, There’s a Halfway Compelling Consumer Drone Delivery Service

2017-08-26T10:42:18-06:00By |Categories: Micro Content|Tags: , |

Drone delivery is the sexy news, but not what is important.  What is important about this? Consumers want speed and convenience at cheap cost. Anything that furthers those three goals will win.  When I see cheap cost, it is not necessarily about the cheapest product, but cheap to get it to the consumer.  Consumer product [...]

Rite Aid upgrades consumer product discovery and sourcing process

2017-08-24T12:31:35-06:00By |Categories: Micro Content|Tags: , , , , , , |

What is significant of this article is not Rite Aid, but the RangeMe platform (and others like it, although RangeMe appears to be the biggest), where vendors can create profiles as a way for retailers and resellers to discover and source products.  Why is this important?  I think the discovery and sourcing process from vendor [...]

How This CPG food company gets to the next level

2016-10-28T20:26:34-06:00By |Categories: Strategy|Tags: , , , , , , |

This post presents a small CPG food company that I recently met.  What follows are the facts I know about the company, its struggles and my recommendations. Company This company is 4 years old with the founder as sole employee.  He is also the product inventor. Product Innovation There are 6 consumer retail products that [...]