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Imagine Collective

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Food Broker FAQs

What Kind of Network and Relationships Does a Food Broker Have Within the Industry?

Food brokers are often considered the networkers of the food industry. They play a crucial role in facilitating transactions between food producers and buyers, helping get products onto retail shelves and into consumers’ hands.

Established Relationships with Retailers

Food brokers have established relationships with retailers. They work closely with stores and can provide valuable feedback from retailers and customers, including how products are perceived and how well they sell. This network of connections is vital in helping brands get their products into stores faster.

Interpersonal Skills For Networking

Food brokers possess strong interpersonal skills that enable them to network effectively with clients and develop relationships with buyers in the region. Their ability to build and maintain these relationships is vital to their success in the industry.

Partnering with Manufacturers and Producers

Food brokers partner with manufacturers or producers that need help getting their products into wholesalers, restaurants, stadiums, hospitals, and other establishments. Their broad network allows them to connect producers with a wide range of potential product outlets.

Working Across Different Foodservice Channels

Food brokers also work across different food service channels. These channels are how food and beverage products are sold and distributed. They include HORECA (hotels, restaurants, and caterers) and retail and wholesale outlets. Food brokers’ extensive knowledge of these channels and their relationships within them allows them to find the best fit for each product.

In conclusion, food brokers have a vast network and various relationships within the food industry. They have connections with retailers, strong networking skills, partnerships with manufacturers and producers, and work across different food service channels. These relationships and networks are vital in helping food and beverage brands reach a broader market.

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We offer two distinct support areas. 

Food Broker Services

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Best for: Food or beverage brands who want to increase the amount of people enjoying their product.

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Best for: Foodservice channels and FMCG businesses looking to add something new to their offering. 

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Best for: Any venue needing help to revitalise or open food or beverage channels. 

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Best for: Hospo venues channels and FMCG distributors looking to add something new to their offering.

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