A CLOSER LOOK AT HOW SHELFMINT SOLVES PROBLEMS

Case studies

KEY FOOD

An iconic retailer needed to lower cost and expand its assortment of local items

Challenge:
To quickly and affordably expand the assortment of local items in several Long Island locations.

Solution:
Shelfmint specializes in local, craft and healthy brands that have a difficult time finding distribution.

Result:
In less than 30 days, nearly a dozen locations were able to source 23 new local brands comprising almost 100 SKUs. Demos were a big success. Nostalgic shoppers were impressed!

Base Culture

a fast-growing high-quality nut butters, bread and related items

Challenge:
High slotting fees and difficulty understanding distributor's accounting and payment structures made it difficult for Base Culture to find shelf space quickly and at a affordable cost.

Solution:
Shelfmint has no listing or slotting fees. It earns a fee only when products are purchased by retailers. Brands are able to add products ready-to-ship in less than a day.

Result:
Base Culture has landed several national retailer accounts after being activated at more than 100 stores in less than 90 days by Shelfmint.

Pioneer Supermarkets

Shelfmint is guiding the transition into Local and Organic

Challenge:
Pioneer Supermarkets, a co-op of independently owned stores, faced high weekly minimums and low margins on organic and local products.

Solution:
Shelfmint's turn-key sourcing platform has no minimum weekly commitment and no mark-ups.

Result:
Over a dozen of the stores are seeing an average increase of 18-35% on gross margins across 100 items without the pressure of meeting a minimum.

Brooklyn Whatever

A true family business committed to delicious, environmentally friendly products

Challenge:
Shipping product from their small, local commercial kitchen to getting stores to purchase their gourmet products such as pickled vegetables, tasty nuts, and flavorful condiments

Solution:
Shelfmint helps local businesses introduce their products to the shelf. Shelfmint gives consumers an opportunity to learn who they are and taste the products.

Result:
Brooklyn Whatever is now sold in dozens of stores throughout the New York area and have expanded their range of products. Their pickled Brussels sprouts were even featured in a video on Delish.com!

NOW Foods

A large, family-owned manufacturer who wanted to sell their food products in smaller stores

Challenge:
Getting into independent and small stores with shipping prices that made sense and were affordable

Solution:
Shelfmint is highly connected to local stores and communicated with them to set the best possible prices for NOW Foods’ venture into bodegas and smaller scale retailers

Result:
The gross margins on NOW Foods products are very positive. Many NOW Foods products are in local health food stores, as they have encouraged consumers to shop locally first

Larry’s All Natural

A line of high-quality Tex-Mex sauces was seeking to enter retail stores with reasonable shipping rates

Challenge:
Difficult to get affordable shipping prices on a niche, bulky product and to convince small stores to pick up a foreign-style sauce

Solution:
Shelfmint was able to secure fair, lower shipping prices by networking grocery stores and helping Larry’s All Natural get their products into the hand of customers.

Result:
Larry’s All Natural Tex-Mex sauces have seen their gross margins rise to 34% and are now available to purchase at natural food stores, coops, gourmet stores and supermarkets throughout New England, New York and New Jersey.

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