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Ian Walsh

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    a couple of thoughts to add. 80% of the volume and sales happens in 20% of the time. When is the busy time and what is the busy day(S) watch then…you will get a feel for the passing trade and traffic and custom base, you can extrapolate the rest, an average spend can be estimated in a range.
    Costs wise …weigh your ingredients and add a cost per kilo you can work our the cost and sale and margin and helps you manage your costs (dont overadd the expensive ingredients, but also aim ofr consistency…notice the way sub way manages their portion control.) Hope this helps

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    yes best way is to have a chat, if you have connected with Rachel, great and the first piece is to do a thorough review of cost/income and stabilise the ship. Happy to chat anytime. 0275349258

    Ian

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    yes need to know more, so lets have a chat 0275349258

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    this is a broader question, any product you import and especially food, has to be approved. Please check with MPI re requirements they have specialist advisors and defined processes for this.

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    Have you talked with the folks at Callaghan Innovation or looked into the foodbowl? Its a facility for precisely this, scaling your product into commercial runs and then setting you on the path.

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    what ingredients or type of ingredients are you trying to get a hold of? Based on this there are a couple of ways forward, you can certainly search, you may also get value out of talking to people sourcing similar ingredients who are non competitive. Need to know more to be really helpful here

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    hi, this is an interesting space and I agree before you leap in you should really have a clear view of what your competitive advantage is in each of these markets and what makes what you do hard to duplicate. That being said if you want to look at application development there are a few options available, this can be a black hole, so having clarity up front is critical. If you want to progress this drop me a line and I can connect you with some providers, 0275349258

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    Hi, I can’t help with the legal piece other than to suggest a commercial lawyer, you will find most of the retailers have their requirements nailed down and aren’t that flexible when it comes to changing them, however you should look at your indemnity insurance and such matters so worth a chat and would suggest chamber of commerce is good place to start for help with this piece. Re growth to fulfil supply, this is more complex but you will need to factor in the requirements to fill the pipeline and meet service delivery requirements and then ensure you have provisioned for off take exceeding expectations and then lead times to manufacture. I am assuming you are making emulsions and suchlike. A few things to factor in here and probably better as a chat, if you would like to talk through this give me a call 0275349258

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    Hi Dave

    this is a function of the demand, post Covid there was pent up demand, this has probably settled down somewhat to give you a more accurate view of the forward demand. The trick is to set a safety tock level which covers your delivery lead time and set the demand level to meet or be just below demand. As things stabilise you lower the safety stock level. This of course varies by the nature of the product as well, but hopefully this makes sense. Happy to chat further if you want to talk through in more detail 0275349258

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    allan birch at siempre.co.nz is ex sealed air and sustainability council, knows more about sustainable packaging than anyone I know. Drop him a line

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    thanks, this is a little hard without a little more information about the nature of your business. In principle though, the bottleneck to the business is now in the sales area. This is where you should focus your and the teams attention. I imagine you have already called your current customers, but if not do so, also ask for referrals, whilst they may not have work right now they may have a friend who does. After this go through all the customers you have done work for in the past, then any connections and ultimately cold calling (there is a process for this). If everyone in the business follows up on all their contacts you hopefully will generate some workflow. Happy to chat if you need

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    ok, a website gives you a virtual shopfront, the trick with it is to get traffic to the website. There are a number of companies who can build you a website and can do so quite reasonably. The real key to consider what your value proposition is (why your honey vs. others) and what your unique features are. Then position this with your target via the appropriate channels (media, print, web) to get traffic and interest. Encourage loyalty and referrals (repeat business).

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    ok, a website gives you a virtual shopfront, the trick with it is to get traffic to the website. There are a number of companies who can build you a website and can do so quite reasonably. The real key to consider what your value proposition is (why your honey vs. others) and what your unique features are. Then position this with your target via the appropriate channels (media, print, web) to get traffic and interest. Encourage loyalty and referrals (repeat business).