Incubation Subjects, Sales Teams and Media
The Lemonaders Team has a full roster of partnering assets that all circle around the subjects of conceiving, creating and launching food, beverage, snack and consumer product brands.
Ordering Websites and Platforms: Our extended resources include a series of ordering platforms being expanded that will offer direct-to-buyer programs (with ordering and product details). Examples of these sites include www.GrabandGo.org, www.UniversityCafeterias.com and www.CoffeeHouses.biz.
State Department of Agriculture Programs: We created State Proud (www.StateProud.com) to be a partnering resource for state programs promoting manufacturing and growing with their state.
Partnering Mentoring Groups: We have done a number of projects with well-known mentoring groups (government, non-profit and private enterprise) including SBDC offices and Score.org locations. These and other groups are ideal for start-ups for a number of reasons.
Sales Pioneer Teams: We have our own sales teams that help client brands get traction into customers and be better prepared in recruiting sales brokers. These teams also help become a sales management structure for a client helping recruit and manage sales brokers. We also have links to a number of broker networks as well. Examples of these include our vending/micro market teams (Advendtures.com) and our convenience store team (C-Stores.net).
Patents, Inventions and Trademarks: The family’s Vorelco (www.Vorelco.com) has been helping inventors and clients of all sizes with subjects such as prototyping, patent research and filings and trademark filings for over 30-years.
Trade Associations: The team is involved with a number of food and beverage trade groups and their trade shows. These include NAMA (vending), NGA (grocery), Expo West/East (Natural), Fancy Food Show (Specialty), NACS (for convenience) and may others.
Contract Manufacturing: We created www.Co-Packing.net to be a key resource for clients looking for help in sourcing co-packers nationwide. Our partnering group helps in the search process and management of the co-packer relationship for clients.
Food Exports: We created www.FoodExports.org to be resource for the client’s need to understand the process for food exports. The details include the programs and benefits from the key government partnering resources of SUSTA, WUSATA, Food Export Association of the Midwest USA (Food Export-Midwest) and Food Export USA-Northeast.
Commercial Kitchens Association: We are co-founders of the new Commercial Kitchens Association in which our client brands (and anyone else) have access to key resources on how a commercial kitchen maybe of benefit to them and how to find them in their areas. The association model will also have programs for kitchens themselves for better buying power and other benefits. Another feature is our incubation programs that are available for the clients of commercial kitchens nationwide. www.CommercialKitchens.org
Expo Affiliates (www.ExpoAffiliates.com): We created ExpoAffiliates.com to be an educational resource for clients understanding what trade associations exist, which ones are ideal to join for their needs and which trade events they should explore exhibiting at. Related subjects such as distributor and retail trade events, State Department of Agriculture events, buying groups and group purchasing organizations are discussed as well.
- Trade Associations: The team is involved with a number of food and beverage trade groups and their trade shows. These include NAMA (vending), NGA (grocery), Expo West/East (Natural), Fancy Food Show (Specialty), NACS (for convenience) and may others.
Media: For over 30-years our group has been involved with the showcasing of start-ups in consumer products (food and beverage, sporting goods products, products for the home and more) with it’s own and partnering TV shows such as Planet X, The Daily Buzz, Entrepreneur Magazine, Trilogy, Chef Match). The team’s new Retailing TV (www.RetailingTV.com) is available to help clients with their needs for video work for YouTube, advertising campaigns, OTT and web based marketing efforts.
Our Efforts With Commercial Kitchens:
Our Mission: To unify all commercial kitchens (culinary kitchens, shared kitchens, kitchen incubators, food innovation centers) into one voice where we all help each other out with subjects such as group buying power, advice, mentoring, networking and more.
Commercial Kitchens are not charged for being members with the new Association. As part of their membership we are offering a number of benefits to members including offers and discounts with companies in these related areas:
- Commercial Kitchen Equipment
- Paper Products
- Kitchen Supplies
- Janitorial and Cleaning Supplies
- Ingredient Sales
- Commercial Kitchen Software
- Refrigeration Companies
- Flooring Products
- Shelf Life Testing Companies
- Retail Packaging Companies
- Food Service Packaging Companies
- Packaging Designers
- Catering Supplies
- HR Software
- HVAC Companies
- Commercial Kitchen Designs
- Equipment Repair Companies
- Uniform Supply
- Energy Solutions
- Water Solutions
- Food Containers
- Baking Supplies
- Food Prep Supplies
- China and Glassware
- Food Service Distribution
- Retail Food Distribution
A Commercial Kitchen’s client base strives to be in business for a number of potential reasons from creating food and beverage products to be In retail stores and/or in food service locations, operating a catering business or possibly owning a food truck. The founders of the trade association have expertise to offer their commercial kitchen members and their clients including subjects such as:
A number of states in America have a specific program that is ran by the state department of agriculture that helps promote the products that are either grown and/or manufactured in that state. The economic benefit of promoting these farms and manufacturers is immense to that state’s economy and has a great benefit to those farms and manufacturers.
We created State Proud (www.StateProud.com) back in 2010 as our own marketing effort promoting the need for these ‘made in state’ programs. Example benefits for farms and manufacturers include help with international exports, introduction to retailers and distributors within that state. Help with trade shows and state certification programs.