Co-Packing Resources

Ins, Outs of Technical Review: Q&A With Boyle

A technical review is the process whereby a food maker speaks with a contract manufacturer to determine if their product can be produced at the production facility.

David Boyle
Aug 23

How to Manufacture Your Beverage Product

Beverage manufacturing is one of the fastest-growing segments in contract manufacturing. The Beverage category is a very competitive market; it has a low barrier to entry for new competitors, high shipping and warehousing costs, and supply chain constraints for glass, aluminum, and cardboard.

David Boyle
Jul 5

Turnkey vs. Tolling in a Contract Manufacturing Relationship

Turnkey means the Co-packer will make the entire product for you. They will order all of the ingredients and packaging on your behalf and you will pay for the finished product in one invoice.

David Boyle
Jan 31

Co-Packing 101 and a Free Database of 1.6K Food Manufacturers

This week, our team at Sherpa CPG and the good folks at Rodeo CPG teamed up to create one of the most functional and complete Co-Packer Databases ever!

David Boyle
Nov 28

3 Things To Have Before You Reach out to a Contract Manufacturer

Many food and beverage founders reach out to me after months of searching for a contract manufacturer with no luck at finding the right partner. I’ve had some brands who have reached out to 70+ groups with no luck. In my experience, most of the time they have already spoken to the right co-packing groups but they were not adequately prepared for the conversation.

David Boyle
Nov 28

The Thrill of the Search - The Journey of Searching for the Right Contract Manufacturing Partner

Finding the right co-packer for the size and scope of your business is one of the most vital and toughest parts of setting up your supply chain. It can be a very frustrating, long, and complicated process even for the most experienced CPG executive...

David Boyle
Nov 28

3 Costly Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Working with Co-packers

When working with a contract manufacturer for the first time, there are a lot of things that can go wrong. The best way to avoid making costly mistakes is by educating yourself and being as prepared as possible. A lot of times, that means learning from the mistakes made by the thousands of entrepreneurs before you!

David Boyle
Nov 11