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The Three Pillars of Yumbutter’s Brand

Matt D'Amour of Yumbutter talks about the importance of having multiple things that distinguish your food brand so you can remain defensibly unique and mitigate the risk of competition. They joined the food scene when their category (nut butters) was not crowded yet and they were positioned well to overcome roadblocks.

Market Trends in Food and Beverage – 2016

There are many trends affecting consumers' interaction with and purchasing behavior with food, including the interest in local, organic, free-from and other claims.The consumer is overwhelmed with choice and retailers are trying to satisfy these trends to give them more choices given all of these niche diets and preferences.

Cash Flow Basics (For Farmers)

Tight cash flow can be challenging, even for the most experienced grower. For a beginning farmer, however, a cash flow crunch can quickly become a disaster. An annual cash flow projection is a very useful tool for a farm. You plot out on a month-by-month basis when cash income will be received and when cash expenses will need to be paid.

Weekly Cash Flow Forecast Template

Cash is not the same thing as net income, and most food companies burn up more of their cash on their balance sheet than on their income statement. This template helps model projected cash flow to help businesses properly manage cash.

Pricing Through Distribution Worksheet

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%.

Financing Food and Beverage Businesses, An Overview

Food, beverage and value-added agriculture businesses need to raise money serially in order to grow. And, they need different kinds of money at different stages of their growth path. And, specific sources of money are often for specific uses, and all of this needs to be documented.

poSaNa Example Investor Pitch Presentation

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.

Organic Agriculture in Wisconsin: 2017 Status Report

According to data from the USDA National Organic Program (NOP), Wisconsin had 1,334 organic farms in 2015, nearly doubling over the last 10 years. Wisconsin remains the second state in the nation in total number of organic farms, second only to California. Wisconsin ranks third behind California and Montana in the number of organic acres.

What does “local food” mean to Wisconsin consumers?

What "local" means is not universally agreed upon. Most Wisconsin consumers (86%) agree that food grown in Wisconsin is local. Many (75%) consumers also feel that food grown within 50 miles and/or a one-hour drive from them is local.

Why Financial Technical Assistance Is Key To Food Entrepreneurs’ Success

Access to high quality financial technical assistance is the biggest gap in accelerating the growth and success of more good food and beverage companies. Companies can transform, grow and thrive when they have access to this kind of assistance and when the founders surround themselves with the right people, including technical assistance providers.

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A business model, not a product, determines whether a food or beverage company makes money.

Our Business Model Optimization Reports cover all dimensions of successful business models and come with supporting simulated proforma financial statements with real world, sector-specific assumptions so you can understand the realistic path to financial success.

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