Helping Start-up and Emerging Brands
…in the Caribbean (Puerto Rico, USVI, Bermuda, Bahamas, Dominican Republic and More). (From the Farms to the to Retailer’s Shelves to the Consumer’s Tables)…
Logistics/Warehousing, Sales and Marketing, Trade Events, Incubators, Commercial Kitchens, Product Development, CPG Manufacturing, Ingredients & Packaging, State Programs, Funding
All About the Manufacturing:
The Contract Manufacturing Alliance’s Founders
The CPA’s Request for Quote (RFQ) tool allows an automated submission to CPA Members to securely submit their project details and needs. Your Request for Quote will be dispatched to CPA Members whose capabilities match your project needs, and if they can assist you, will contact you directly about their services and capabilities.
The team manages the request all-the-way through to end up with successful results. We also can become a project manager to manage the whole process (search, secure and work with one or more contract manufacturers).
Complete Library of Resources
For the Caribbean Region
Helping Start-Up and Emerging Brands with their needs in the Caribbean area as well as the Mainland.
Related to CPG Industry Manufacturing
Starting with Cottage Foods, Commercial Kitchens, Pilot Plants, Food Innovation Centers and…
Related to Product Sales (All Formats)
Helping Start-Up and Emerging Brands with their needs selling to Farmer’s Markets, Retailers and…
General CPG Advisory and Guidance
Helping Start-Up and Emerging Brands Working with groups such as Economic Development Offices and…
Related to CPG Industry Marketing Topics
Helping Start-Up and Emerging Brands with their Marketing Needs such as Trade Shows, Demos and…
Related to Logistics and E-Commerce
Helping Start-Up and Emerging Brands with their e-commerce and logistics needs such as 3PL partners...
The Contract Manufacturing Alliance
Creating products for the following:
Local and Regional Farmers Markets
Our incubation program connects consumer product entrepreneurs with kitchens, co-packers, and pilot plants nationwide, perfect for farmer's market operators and vendors.
Local, Regional, National Retailers
Together with our own internal and external sales partners, we help place products (retailers, e-commerce) that consumer product entrepreneurs make with their manufacturing partners. Our own www.RetailFormats.com showcases all of the retail and food service formats that are ideal for placements.
Local, Regional, National Food Service
We help entrepreneurs place their products with manufacturers in retail and food service locations via our sales partners. Check out the ideal formats at www.RetailFormats.com.
Local, Regional, National E-Commerce (Internal / External)
We create e-commerce platforms and Amazon relationships for client brands using our internal and external sales partners, with customers like Thrive Market, Abe’s Market and Wayfair.
Launching Products Into Key Retailers in the Caribbean
The Caribbean Islands are Ideal for Business…
The Caribbean Islands themselves have over 44,000,000 residents and has over 28 million annual visitors. The Caribbean is ideal for doing business in (retailers, tourism formats and much more)…
Consumer Product Brands (Start-up to Emerging to Established): We work with start-up, emerging and established brands in categories such as:
- Cleaning Supplies
- Laundry Care
- Frozen Foods
- Deli and Dairy
- Meat and Seafood
- Pet Products
- Educational Materials
- In-Store Deli
- Family Planning
- Health and Beautycare
- General Merchandise
- Sports Nutrition
- Paper Products
- Liquor Products
- Sporting Goods
- Party Supplies
- Video Gaming
- Front-End Products
- Tobacco Supplies
- Writing Instruments
- Water Softeners
- Pool Supplies
- Personal Care
- Charcoal and BBQ
- Picnic and Trash
- Side Dishes
- Kitchen Needs
- Peanut Butter/Jams
- Farm Supply
- Auto Care/Parts
- Pest Control
- Office Supplies
- Craft and Hobby
- Ethnic Foods
- Dietary Foods
- Baby and Kids Products
- Canned Goods
- Floral Products
- Grains and Pasta
- Baking Products
- Cooking Oils
The Contract Manufacturing Alliance
The Eight Arms of Manufacturing:
Food Innovation Centers
CPG With Own Facilities
Inventions and Prototypes
Other Key Resources Include:
Commercial Kitchens: Search By County Tool
We Created a Search by County Tool to Help Brands Find Their Ideal Commercial Kitchen to Work With…
Our Frontline Advisory Team: Lemonaders
The Lemonaders Program helps entrepreneurs with anything relating to the consumer product industry.
Caribbean Based Incubation Programs
The Caribbean has its own roster of CPG industry incubators, accelerators, innovation centers and state programs,
Launching a Product into the Marketplace?
We have history with many well-known brands as well work with new start-up and emerging brands (USA, Canada and beyond). We have over 35-years history working with some of the largest companies in the world as well have a long list of successful start-up manufacturing needs and launches with brands such as Nature’s Bakery, Perfect Snacks and Super Coffee.
Working all regions from our US based locations (Honolulu, HI; Palm Springs, CA; Las Vegas, NV; Dallas, TX; Bentonville, AR; Raleigh, NC; Troy, MI and Providence, RI..
Our family has been involved within the consumer product industry (US based manufacturing, retailing, distribution) since the early 1920’s. From the first generation to the latest, our best practices have been handed down over time leading to a long legacy of successes in the business (manufacturing, retailing, distribution and more).
Our Own Media:
Contract Packaging (CP) is the official magazine for the Contract Packaging Association, published three times each year by PMMI Media Group (owners of Packaging World magazine). Dedicated exclusively to contract packaging issues and news, each issue is overseen by Editor-in-Chief, Anne Marie Mohan.
20,000 qualified packaging professionals receive each edition of CP. These professionals are individuals who have indicated that they have purchase involvement in contract packaging and related services and products. Magazine recipients are also contract packagers, who are CPA members.