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The Slovak manufacturer of nutritional protein bars seeks new distributors and agents

Country of origin:
Country: 
SLOVAKIA
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BOSK20200204001
Published
05/02/2020
Last update
13/02/2020
Expiration date
13/02/2021

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Health food
Soft drinks and bottling plants
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Summary

Summary: 
The Slovak company as a Central EU leading brand of protein and energy bars is looking for commercial and distribution services agreements. Its nutritional protein bars are core business of the company, which are also one of the top selling bars on the markets. Other products being protein pasta, protein shakes, vegan protein, raw insect bars and others are on the brink of their fame. Key products: high protein low sugar bars, collagen bars, raw protein bars and protein shakes.

Description

Description: 

The Slovak company dealing with manufacture of nutritional protein bars was established in 2006, aiming to produce advanced nutrition for local athletes and fitness professionals. In a few years, its protein and energy bars have been increasingly demanded and started to become more and more popular also among the general public which has been looking for healthier alternatives. The company completely changed its strategy in 2010. Based on high demand from active people, the company direction decided to the move from fitness and sport centres to retail market. The company is the leading central European brand in healthy snacks, an absolute market leader in healthy snack and protein bars in both Czech and Slovak Republic.

The company´s core products are:
Protein bars – the most mainstream protein bar for the whole family, quality protein, prebiotic fibre for immunity and digestion, certified without dangerous E-ingredients so it is also suitable for teenagers, also gluten free.

Raw protein & raw paleo bars – 100% natural, raw quality, tasty. Designed for the ever-growing target market of vegans and natural food lovers who prefer clean label products.

Protein biscuits – high protein, reduced sugar, gluten free and mainstream tasting. The only of its kind to combine all of these attributes.

Protein shake – the first protein shake in Europe without any chemicals. High quality product made from fresh Belgian milk, ambient with 12 months shelf life. Popular in Europe, Middle East and China.

The company is looking for new distributors (distribution services agreement) and agents (commercial agency agreement) in some of the countries in the EU but also outside of the EU. The company delivers to major retailers in Europe and also sell in 40 countries worldwide. Its ambitions are even bigger and would like to expand to other countries worldwide. Its products fit to: all formats of retail outlets, gas stations, convenience shops, kiosks, trendy coffee shops, health shops, fit clubs, e-commerce, etc.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
The company is innovating and keep new product development pipeline all the time as it believes that the demand for new and functional snacks and bars is still raising. Latest innovation: - collagen bars: collagen included in these bars is the highest quality in the world, Peptan has clinically proofed positive effects for joints, skin and other - other collagen products in the pipeline right now - the most complete portfolio - the most effective packaging developed based on consumer research (2.500 people in 2017) - attractive to both male and female consumers, stylish and straightforward to stand out from the shelf, sparking instant purchase decision - the best price / quality ratio - since autumn 2019 a member of one of the largest food groups in Italy with a turnover of around EUR 500 million / year - exports to 35+ countries across 4 continents

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
Distribution services agreement: the company is looking for new distributors to sell its products for example in retail outlets, wholesale, HORECA, gas stations, convenience shops, kiosks, trendy coffee shops, health shops, fit clubs, e-commerce, etc. Commercial services agreement: the company is seeking also new business agents to represent its products abroad. Potential partners should have experience in the distribution of a major foreign brand, own storage facilities, own marketing team, own team of key account managers, sales representatives, merchandisers, active work with distributed portfolio: trade marketing activities (sales promotion at points of sale), sales promotion activities, social networks, influencers, etc., financially healthy, stable and growing partner. Production capacity of the company: total up to 60 mil. pcs / all types of protein bars / year.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
251-500,SME 51-250,>500