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Peter Cullinane

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    • Peter Cullinane

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      Reply submitted 14/04/21 @ 11:03am

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      Hi. I agree with Vicky. In my experience,Brent Mason is quite active in this space and seemingly well connected. My caution on Brent is to make sure there’s sufficient time for different sign off processes. As for samples before production samples are done, check item is to spec and print colours etc matches your expectation. Brent’s email is brentmason@qsrprocurement.com. Good luck.

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      Reply submitted 02/10/20 @ 12:26pm

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      Suggest you sit down in front of your computer and start searching. It’s as simple as that.

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      Reply submitted 19/08/20 @ 01:28pm

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      Hi. You’ve got to do some basic groundwork before any advice is going to be of much value.
      How much oil can you produce, what are it’s qualities, what sets it apart, how would you price it, which stores would you want to sell through, what would the format be, would it be branded, what’s the pricing etc.?

      If you want to make a start, visit some of your target stores, arrange to meet with them and see if there’s some sort of arrangement that might work.
      Armed with that knowledge, put some sort of rudimentary plan together and then go to it.

      Good luck.

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      Reply submitted 15/08/20 @ 09:05pm

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      I think it’s hard to go past Winston Churchill in moments like this. ‘When you’re going through hell, keep going!’
      There’s so much truth in this. You’ve already achieved so much, just keep at it. It will come right. Cheers

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      Reply submitted 30/06/20 @ 08:43am

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      Hi Russell. Everything’s relative. And the whole world is in the same boat, with minimal travel and face to face contact, beyond the borders. Unquestionably, that poses restrictions that simply weren’t present when face to face meetings were the norm but it also presents the opportunity to do relatively better. Our experience, at least so far, is that the world of Zoom etc., makes contact easier, faster and more spontaneous. Distance is no longer a barrier. And in markets like the U.S., where personal meetings are so limited, there’s no disadvantage to being ‘virtual’.

      My advice is to embrace the opportunity this presents and see it as such. Spend some effort on how to maximise your comms skills on platforms like Zoom. Trade shows are becoming virtual, so again, learn to adapt.

      And then maybe read this article in today’s New York Times – https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/29/technology/working-from-home-failure.html
      It argues that ‘working from home’ is not a sure bet for the long term. If that proves to be the case, then take advantage of the ‘levelling of the playing field’ that the absence of face to face meetings creates. Put effort into making your digital communications as involving as possible and stand out from your competitors – they are no more advantaged than you. And ‘put a bob each way’ on how all this will play out in a post Covid world. Accept and work with the current digital reality but be ready to get out there in person when that opportunity presents itself. The key is to stay ahead of your competitors. And isn’t that always the goal?
      Good luck, Peter.

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      Reply submitted 18/06/20 @ 02:40pm

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      Head on! If you believe in your product, you’re the best person to sell it. I have no idea of your product or market situation, but as in all things, if you want to do something, just start.
      Be prepared for knock backs and look to continually improve your offer. And don’t give up! Good luck.

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      Reply submitted 04/06/20 @ 01:20pm

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      Hi. Quick answer is, I think it’s a great idea.Your market is local and not going anywhere, so while slow right now, should recover. I’d suggest you start slowly and look at holding stock of those items that are in highest demand. You should be able to calibrate your ordering. It seems to quite reasonable to me that your offer would say some items are available for immediate delivery, others will take longer (but worth the wait).
      Good luck.

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      Reply submitted 02/06/20 @ 06:29pm

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      Hi. This topic has been well traversed already. A couple of additional points. I wonder if the four day delay from ordering to delivery is an issue? Have ups considered frozen meals that can be delivered quickly and then reheated?
      And nowhere on the site do I understand why you’re called the ‘Gourmet Brothers’. It cries out for an explanation.

      No new business is going to be instantly successful. If you believe in it, keep working at it. Good luck.

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      Reply submitted 17/05/20 @ 08:20pm

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      My immediate advice is what do you have to lose by asking? I’m not sure what the banks’ position would be but in these times, I’m sure they would be happy to give you advice and perhaps useful referrals. Cheers

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      Reply submitted 17/05/20 @ 08:14pm

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      Hello Shayna. I checked with Michelle Sinclair, who is our Technical Director at Lewis Road and she kindly replied as follows ‘Hi Peter, A test kit like this would be perfect for them. There are other similar ones around too.

      https://www.nzms.co.nz/178/agrastrip%C2%AE-allergen-test-kit/

      I’m happy to chat to them on phone if they want some extra info.

      Cheers, Michelle

      Hope that helps.

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      Reply submitted 11/05/20 @ 12:44pm

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      Hi. My immediate advice would be to spend as little money but as much time as possible to work your way through to the right answer. Things are changing by the day and today’s announcement about when Level 2 will come into effect is significant.
      I’m sure you’re right about large scale events still being some time off but you know that when that time comes, you have a successful business model.
      While work has reduced, time hasn’t. Keep working away at how to keep things ticking along. Focus on those parts of your offering that seem to be most in demand or easiest to do in the circumstances and see if you can create a new offering based on those insights.

      We have been very lucky that the country has dealt so comprehensively with the Covid crisis and the pay-off will be a return, hopefully before too long, to a nearer to normal state.

      As Winston Churchill, a man who weathered his fair share of crises, said ‘When you’re going through her, keep going!’

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      Reply submitted 06/05/20 @ 09:25am

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      Hi Carey. As Vicky has mentioned, it would be good if you could be more specific.
      If it is a supermarket product, then new launches will be challenging for some time as supermarkets are understandably focussed on trying to ensure they meet existing demand.

      The good news though, is that irrespective of the product and distribution channels, the ability to get it noticed by your potential market has never been easier.
      Social media is a great leveller and the more compelling your product and its message, the more traction you’ll get.

      Cheers

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      Reply submitted 17/04/20 @ 02:52pm

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      Hi Grant. Personally, I’d go back to what’s worked well for you in the past. I can’t see the benefit in discounting unless you have a specific issue you need to address.I don’t believe that the world has changed forever but if it has, you can always choose to change then but don’t get ahead of the curve.
      Cheers.

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