Seriously, what's not to love about food start-ups?! Someone's spent months devoting all their time, energy and more into creating something that is (hopefully) delicious.
There's a lot more involved in selling a food product than the majority of people realise, such as packaging print run sizes, fines for late deliveries and the detail of barcodes to name but a few. The good news is that a lot of people have already been through this process!
After spending three years working in supply chain for a large & corporate chocolate company, I moved to help Steve Bessant (now also founder of Boost Ball) & James Averdieck (founder of Gü Puds) set up their next big thing - The Coconut Collaborative. As first employee I was involved in everything, and quickly realised that the issues and conundrums that I faced were most likely perplexing a lot of others in similar positions too.
Yes you're creating and selling physical product, but the game is won or lost in the supply chain - in stock and cash-flow management. A product can't thrive if it's in the wrong place at the wrong time, or isn't of the necessary quality.
Here you will find information on relevant regulations, links to helpful tools and a discussion area where you can ask & answer questions. It's a mini wikipedia chatting about the operations involved in food startups.
1) Packaging labelling and barcode checks:
You're developing packaging and would like the consumer unit design and/or outer case to be checked against the packaging labelling and barcode regulations.
2) Over-the-phone (or in person if London based) consulting:
You want to get a better understanding of the detail behind food supply chains, or need help developing an aspect of your supply chain. Ideal when you find yourself in a product crisis and are uncertain how to proceed.
If you have any questions or would like to hear more about the services that I offer, please get in touch!