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Vertically Integrated Business Model

A vertically integrated local food company is a company that reaches financial sustainability in a local market by having retail, wholesale and manufacturing components in the business. This allows the company to capture the margin contribution of more than one level of the value chain. Examples of vertically integrated local food companies include:

• A micro mill and bakery, restaurant and direct distribution wholesale business.
• A meat cutting facility and butcher shop and direct distribution wholesale business that is owned by farmers.
• A patisserie with two locations that has a direct distribution wholesale candy business.
• An organic dairy farm with a processing facility, store and direct distribution wholesale business.
• A taproom and brewery that sells direct to consumers on-line and through distributors.

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Vertically Integrated Local Food Brand

Vertically Integrated Local Brand Business Model Optimization Report

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This report provides everything you need to successfully launch and finance a profitable vertically integrated food brand, including proforma financial statements and best practices in business strategy, brand platform, wholesale/retail/restaurant lines of business, operations/quality assurance and a realistic financial model.
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Angela Mavridis Of TRIBALÍ Foods On Resonating With Your Tribe

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TRIBALÍ's clean, simple packaging communicates their organic, grass-fed and Paleo certifications, stands out on the freezer shelf and helps communicate their brand's promise to that tribe. Angela Mavridis, TRIBALÍ's founder and CEO reflects that the investor pitch process forces you to learn every single aspect of the business.

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Growing Madison Sourdough Intentionally Through Vertical Integration

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Madison Sourdough has grown using a vertically integrated business model by adding a restaurant that highlights their baked goods and bakery. They have also added an artisanal grain mill to their production processes, sourcing much of the flour themselves from local producers.

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Food Manufacturing

Should I Manufacture Food In-House Or Use A Co-Packer?

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The inevitable question food entrepreneurs face when scaling is "should I manufacture food in-house or use a co-packer?" The food entrepreneur's business model, stage of business, financing capacity (i.e. how well they can raise money) and the availability of co-packing capacity for their specific needs all make a difference in deciding how to answer that question.

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Distribution

Pricing Through Distribution Worksheet

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Food and Beverage producers should always work backwards from the selling price to determine the wholesale price. Sometimes both retailer and distributor margins can be lower in certain competitive product categories and in large scale conventional distributors and retailer. However, it is difficult to sustain at a Gross Margin Contribution of less than 35%.
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Considering Manufacturing In-House? Waste Can Be A Resource That Improves Your Food Business’ Bottom...

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Zero Waste Facility Certification can improvea food business' bottom line while helping them meet existing standards for building design, construction and operations. LEED and Zero Waste Facility Certification also give them a framework to exceed standards where it makes business sense.

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SBA 504 Loans with Diane Byler of WBD

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An SBA 504 loan is a special product that can only be offered by a Certified Development Company (CDC) like WBD in partnership with a local lender. The 504 loan is designed to help small businesses grow and create jobs by financing fixed assets like real estate and equipment through low, fixed rates and lower down payments (10%).

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poSaNa Example Investor Pitch Presentation

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poSaNa organics is a manufacturer of best-in-class gluten-free cooking and baking mixes wholesaling to grocers and retailing directly online. This pitch deck is an example of an optimized pitch deck template to successfully raise money and communicate the company's business model.

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Chocolaterian

A Food Business Model Journey with Leanne Cordisco

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Leanne Cordisco started out making a toffee for wholesale via a local distributor. However, she realized that she did not want to raise the capital to cover at least $1 million of upfront costs to support a national brand. She opened Chocolaterian as another revenue stream and more immediate source of cash flow, and now it is her main business model.

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