What we do

Locally made produce makes a huge contribution to the national food economy, however, there is still a barrier to market for many smaller & artisan producers.

Artisan Food & Drink Associates has been launched to assist with the breakdown of these barriers.

We provide support and advice along the whole chain from product development, packaging design, finding sales channels and securing listings. We specialise in bridging the gaps in these functions and opening up sales opportunities you might not otherwise have access to.

We have a thorough understanding of brand development, food manufacturing, retail and supply chains and have worked with a number of different retail partners and suppliers. Above all we have a passion for great quality food & drink and the wish to help regional and artisan producers do well.

We adopt the principles of ‘The Business Journey’ to ensure that your products are set up to succeed and grow by optimising each step in the process. We can help through each stage or focus on one particular aspect depending on your specific situation. We understand every client's needs are different and our solutions and ways of working are bespoke to your requirements.

 

Understanding your consumer, your capabilities and your costs is critical to making the right decisions about your best route to market and we can help you with this process and decision making whether this is for e-commerce, food service or more traditional retailing.

Product Concept

& NPD

Appropriate Packaging Format & Design

Finding the Best Route to Market

Review &

Adapt

Securing Listings & Managing Relationships

Commercial Pricing

Policy

"Simply co-coordinating your brand message in words and visual form aimed  directly through appropriate sales channels can bring commercial success."

Keith Gill