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Food Brands x Distributors: Meet & Eat


When it comes to growing your Food or Beverage brand distribution is king and you often only get one shot at approaching a buyer.

But what is the best approach? You've probably tried cold calls, emails, intro's, or maybe even sent product direct to buyers door's and still never heard back. In such a crowded space, how can you ensure your brand and product stands out, attracts buyers and gets stocked in stores.

During this event, we'll bring together brands, buyers and distributors to meet and network and explore some of the key thematics including:

  • How to approach buyers and how to prepare for them?

  • Who are the key buyers and distributors in the area?

  • What are buyers looking for and what data is most compelling to buyers?

  • What are the advantages of selling online vs offline?

This event is for:

  • Food brands with existing products looking to increase their distribution and find buyers

  • Foodpreneurs looking to launch their own business and interested to learn more about distribution and buyers

  • Buyers, retailers and distributors looking to scout and select brands to distribute

  • Anyone interested in the CPG food ecosystem and the rising brands/trends in the area

What to expect:

  • Expert Panels and Presentations
    Presentations by industry leaders including retailers and distributors and brands who have successfully negotiated distribution across the country (and beyond). 

  • Brand Pitches
    3-minute pitches from select brands working on healthy & delicious products. Apply here to pitch (

  • Networking and One-to-One Time 
    Meet and connect with fellow brands, buyers and distributors over an informal apero and drinks.

Location: Zurich Centre (Venue to be confirmed in the following days)

Food & Drinks: Apero and drinks included in the ticket price


  • FoodHack Netowrk members: CHF 35 (not yet a member, sign up here

  • Early-Bird Tickets (non-members): CHF 60 (limited availability)

  • Standard Tickets (non-members): CHF 70

Apply to pitch:

  • Brands can apply to pitch here

Sponsor: To become a sponsor of the event and position your brand infront of the curated audience of food professionals, get in contact through

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