Full Service Partnership

To help you start exporting to the Netherlands and the rest of Europe, we have developed a 3-stage program. This program is the most successful and cost-efficient approach.The key to success is to work in partnership where both parties invest and have the same goals. Would you like more information? Contact us for more detailed information about your investment and our process.

Phase 1

Market Research

We start with market research based on your product category and identify the market potential for selected products. We look at comparable products, competitor pricing and sales locations. The next stage involves store-checks (supermarkets, wholesale suppliers and “out of home” suppliers). Finally, conclusions and recommendations are presented and, when the outcome is favourable, we move to Phase 2.

Phase 2

Route to Market

The Route to Market phase begins with additional information processing, both on the commercial and operational side. Following the presentation of both a Sales & Marketing plan and Operational & Logistic action plan, we will begin selecting and contacting potential customers. This entire process will be executed in close cooperation with your team. Activities will be reported and discussed on a monthly basis.

Phase 3

Development & Support

Once export and sales have commenced, we will act as your local point of contact. This will greatly improve service levels and prevent issues created by time zone differences and possible language issues. We maintain contact and services with existing customers while developing new business. We can of course work with your team to tailor these processes to your specific needs as required.

This is what we offer

Market knowledge

We have a sound knowledge of the Food & Retail sector, including a clear picture of demographics, business culture and buying practices. With a sole focus on Canadian Food & Retail clients, our sales force stretches across the Netherlands, with representatives able to service buyers in all major cities.

Sales

As your local point of contact, we provide direct sales and face-to-face contact that is able to service supermarket chains, independent retailers, food services, restaurant chains and relevant branch organizations – placing your products within all retail segments.

Representation

In addition to market research, identifying buyers for your products, providing sales & marketing planning/execution and coordinating delivery/warehousing, Lowlands Trade Services represents your brand at key trade shows and looks for innovative ways to expand your brand.