Hannah Kullberg, Business Development Director, gave a presentation on co-packing as an opportunity and barrier to grow for emerging food entrepreneurs. The 25 minute talk with 15 minutes of Q&A is a great way to learn about what we are up to at Community Co-Pack!
Food and beverage manufacturing suffers from inequitable access to co-manufacturing (aka ‘co-packing’) which shows up in many ways.
We will share our assessment of what that looks like in the PNW for an emerging entrepreneur. For example, Oregon is such an amazing state to launch a food business that regional co-packers are often at capacity.
We will also share some of the challenges that arise for entrepreneurs working with co-packers and our approach to solve for some of these issues with Community Co-Pack NW.