Scotland has many wonderful food and drink products both traditional and new. If you are a business owner in Glasgow who wants to create a new food or drink brand, or you are someone with a great idea for a new product and are thinking of changing career, you will need to take a number of steps to take this forward.
In our present circumstances, many people are considering a change of career. And the idea of starting a new brand in the recession-proof Food and Drink sector can be appealing. You may have come up with an excellent idea for a new product, but it is important to recognize that starting a new Food and Drink business is far from easy.
Are you thinking of a career change? Does the idea of starting a new brand in the recession proof Food & Drink sector appeal to you? You might have found yourself looking at say, the drinks available at your local supermarket and had ideas that would be a great addition to what is currently on offer.
Interest in starting a food and beverage brand has increased during lockdown and 2021 is already set to be a bumper year for new releases. Richard Horwell of Brand Relations. When I was at school my classmates mostly wanted to work for a bank or the public service as it was a safe secure job; these days everyone heading into the workforce wants to be their own boss.
Many people have an idea for a new range of drinks. However, starting a beverage company isn’t easy. Richard Horwell from marketing and branding company Brand Relations looks at six areas entrepreneurs need to consider.
Richard Horwell, the owner of Brand Relations, a specialist food and drink branding company in London, spoke to Business Leader about how you can develop your own food or drinks brand. Have you ever been shopping and as you look down the shelves of drink, thought ‘I have a great idea for something new and different’?
As you may expect, soft drink sales tend to skyrocket in summer. In fact, the start of the primary sales season starts as soon as Easter and lasts through to the end of September.
Soft drinks buyers do their range reviews in the first three months of the year; this is so that new brands are on the shelves after Easter ready for the Spring / Summer when consumers are craving delicious soft drinks. This means you should be preparing now if your brand is to have a bumper summer in 2021.
In order for new brands to be on the shelves ready for the Spring/Summer sales, soft drinks buyers do their range reviews in January, February and March. There is plenty of competition and since Covid-19 there has been a surge in development of new healthy brands plus a massive demand for them.