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As part of Black Restaurant Week (May 16 – 29, 2022), The Dr. Vibe Show™ and hosted the conversation Getting Your Product Into National Grocery Stores.

This was a master class on what it takes to move your private label product onto the shelf of major grocery stores. This session will provide insights on:

– Branding
– Legal requirements
– Packaging

The conversation was hosted by:

Dr. Vibe, host and producer of the award winning The Dr. Vibe Show™ and Roger Dundas, Publisher,, Black Canada’s Number #1 online magazine.

The scheduled panelists were:

– Janice Bartley of Foodpreneur Lab
– Andrew McBarnett, Neale’s Sweet N’ Nice Ice Cream

During our conversation, Janice and Andrew talked about:

– Main challenges Black food entrepreneurs face
– What food products are doing the best
– Andrew’s journey from product ideation to shelf
– What items should go to market and the reasoning behind it
– Timeline for new entrepreneurs getting into the industry
– Andrew’s Dragons’ Den story
– How using a third-party production facility affect product margins
– Relations with major retailers
– Brand DNA & MAP agencies
– Potential for Neale’s Sweet N’ Nice Ice Cream in independent stores
– Popularity with “ethnic” foods and big chains
– Janice’s advocacy for normalization of food in grocery stores
– Andrew’s focus on marketing
– Process of bringing food from other places to Canada
– The future of Andrew & Janice’s brands

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Dr. Vibe
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