Remember the early days of the natural food industry? Small Mom and Pop health food stores serviced by a dozen plus independent natural food distributors across the country. That day is long gone. Natural food chains with locations countrywide are run more like supermarkets. Distributors and retailers are now owned and financed by VC firms and Wall Street.
Having your product in the big chains is an integral part of a successful brand. However, look beyond these big chains and distributors and there are still many independent natural food markets that have stood the test of time and won the loyalty of the community they serve.
These are the locations many of our brokerage competitors do not take the time to service. Sunwest Sales prioritizes both the local market place and the big national and regional chains.