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Emerging brands, industry experts, retailers and investors.
Like mustard and ketchup, salt and pepper, the grocery retail industry succeeds when we all work together. FMI Emerge convenes everyone in one place – emerging brands boasting a wide range of products, the industry’s leading experts, regional and nationwide retailers, and investors looking for new opportunities.
Growing a new products business is hard to do alone. Access the people and resources you need to grow sustainably and expand your distribution, operations, financing and sales. Increase revenue, velocity, and secure more shelf space through a yearly subscription with FMI Emerge.
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How “local” can a Whole Foods Market buy? What are Kroger’s buying priorities? What’s the best way to approach a buyer in my category? What kind of promotions does Wegmans expect? Should I approach Costco and the club channel? How do I adapt my supply chain to accommodate my new e-commerce plans? What food safety plans should I have in place?
FMI Emerge has answers! We’ve gathered industry experts and leaders who can lend invaluable advice to your growth journey and leverage their networks to give exclusive opportunities to help your brand gain more shelf space.
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Natural Foods Broker
Helps brands understand the organic and natural food service channel, and the role of a food service broker.
Category Management for a Major Distribution Company
Helps brands develop sales and distribution strategies.
New Product Discovery Expert
Advises small brands on developing their pitch to retail buyers, and scaling production.
Offers in-depth knowledge as a registered dietitian with a keen understanding of research and food policy as it relates to the food industry.
Natural Products Consultant
Industry leader in bringing natural, organic and specialty products to market.
Sales & Broker Relations Advisor
Expertise in Sales Management and Broker Support.
Growth & Ominichannel Strategist
A leader in growing emerging food and beverage brands, with investment readiness and go-to-market strategies.
Sales & Business Development Advisor
Provides coaching on various market strategies including specialty, conventional, club, and food service.
Coaches brands on fine-tuning their current business practices for greater success.
B2B Marketing Executive
Marketing Retail Strategy and Branding Expert. Advises brands with smaller budgets how to optimize marketing plans for ROI.
Helps brands develop successful, meaningful, and impactful retailer partnerships.
Strategic Growth Advisor
Advises companies in all growth stages on trademarks, packaging, contracts, and finance.
Sales Management Expert
Jerry offers sales management and broker relations advisement. He share insights on supply chain and distribution.
Executive Marketing Expert
Specializes in CPG business development, distribution, product development, social media marketing.
Food Industry Standards & Policy Expert
Expert in organic and sustainable agriculture systems, food labeling and certification.
Natural Foods Sales Veteran
Offers expertise in sales management, and retailer and broker relationships.
Shares expert advise in contract and negotiations, category management,
advertising/marketing and promotion.
Distribution & Representation Strategist
Advises emerging brands on growth strategy, and building solid distribution and broker relationships.
Business & Investment Advisor
Advises brands on investing, business development and strategic planning.
Food & Beverage Marketing Expert
Partners with food and beverage clients to build brand awareness and increase market share.
Financial Investments & Growth Advisor
Expertise in growing companies nationally & internationally.
Distribution & Trade Strategist
Advises in Sales Management, Distribution, Promotions, Channel & Trade Strategy.
Emerging Brands Business Advisor
CPG Retail Executive, Entrepreneur & Strategic Advisor.
Leading Food & Beverage Expert
Partners with entrepreneurs, emerging companies and category challengers across all channels.
Creative Branding Expert
Designer and storyteller who partners with brands to develop and market their company and product “why”.
Sales & Marketing Advisor
Shares expertise in sustainable packaging design.
Food Innovation Expert
Entrepreneurial strategist focused on food innovation, acceleration, investment advisement.
Digital & eCommerce Strategist
Helps brands with storytelling across digital and social media advertising. Amazon sales expert.
SBA Loan and Debt Financing Specialist, Financing Advisory and Education, Gluten-Free Industry Specialist & Speaker.
Strategic Advisor, Organic & CPG
Expertise in teaching brands what retailers really want, and how to expand their shelfspace.
Food Service Sales & Procurement
Shares expertise in food service B2B practices. Specializes in ready-to-eat/drink products.
Marketing & Business Development Strategist
Offers expertise in brand building and retailer relationships with emphasis on specialty products across all categories.
Natural foods brand strategist. Can advise on many industry topics.
Brand & Strategy Advisor
Advises on overall growth, executive branding campaigns & business development.
Omnichannel Marketing Strategist
eCommerce expert who designs large-scale, strategic multi-channel campaigns that generate brand awareness.
Finance & Investment Expert
35 years experience working with natural and organic foods brands. Specializes in sales strategies and broker relationships.
Branding & Marketing Strategist
Brand, Marketing and Business Strategist, committed to building brands’ awareness and increasing market share.
Loans & Financing Expert
Expertise in helping emerging brands understand SBA Loan pros and cons, and how to secure an SBA Loan.
Strategy & Brand Development
Strategic thinker with a love for helping emerging brands develop cohesive consumer experiences.
Brand Development Advisor
Consults with food and beverage brands on how best to scale and grow their overall business.
eCommerce & Digital Branding Expert
Nurtures emerging brands through the world of ecommerce, digital, SEO and Voice search (Hello Alexa!)
Consults with brands on fulfillment strategy and execution.
Distribution & Loyalty Programs Expert
Expertise in digital, coupon, and influencer marketing, along with distribution and fulfillment.
Business Development Strategist
Shares executive-level sales and growth expertise. Creative at finding new revenue opportunities and increasing revenue growth in complex, conceptual, and consultative sales processes.
Social Impact Branding Expert
Helps passionate brands and social enterprises have more impact and create better products.
Marketing & Branding Advisor
Brand and business strategist. Agency leader. Content marketing expert.
Supply Chain & Packaging Advisor
Shares expertise in product packaging design and sustainability.
Consumer Products Growth Expert
Helps management teams build the consumer brands of the future.
Connecting Industry Experts as Mentors
Advice is plentiful in the FMI Emerge community. Emerging brands learn alongside peers and interact with industry experts through different courses, webinars and online discussion groups. Initial consultations with mentors are offered at no charge to emerging brands. Plenty of questions are answered and relevant experiences shared.