Morena. Imitation can be the best form of flattery. When an idea is a nuance on something pre-existing, I figure what you can do is get other subscription boxes and see what you can find out about their supplies and suppliers. The impact of Covid-19 meant that many food service suppliers struggled for volume and accordingly became super open to supplying people putting these types of boxes together e.g. Food Box out of West Auckland, Harvest Box out of Hawkes Bay, Container Door etc – and the supermarkets did their own too.
Sourcing items – it is really just google is your friend, lots of hunting requiring and/or go into supermarkets or go into Gilmour’s bulk warehouse and understand who the volume suppliers are.
Contracts/agreements – these are just standard items, most providers will more likely have a price list that will be subject to volume and you just need to ask for their terms of trade in the early days, before you can claim more leverage to ask for differential pricing on volume.