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Australian items on Swiss shelves.

We have so much good stuff here In Oz, things you guys in CH would really want/need.

I wonder what would it take to get them onto the shelves of coop or migros....
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We have so much good stuff here In Oz, things you guys in CH would really want/need.

I wonder what would it take to get them onto the shelves of coop or migros....
Hell of a lot and the market is very limited. They maybe good, but people don't know them, they are only "comfort food" for a few people here, it would bve very expensive to transport, hence very high retail price, so probably a non starter.
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Re: Australian items on Swiss shelves.

Have to agree with the above. They tend to keep their stocks to very few if not just 2 brands on the shelves. They don't go wild on variety.
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Hell of a lot and the market is very limited. They maybe good, but people don't know them, they are only "comfort food" for a few people here, it would bve very expensive to transport, hence very high retail price, so probably a non starter.
Coop have TimTam at 6 bucks a pack and they sell out as soon as they hit the shelf.
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Re: Australian items on Swiss shelves.

The old TimTams, I ate myself sick on those when I was a kid. Aside from the supermarket chains does anyone know the name/website of some cafe/restaurant distributors in Switzerland. I 'd be reckoning that would be the best first step for brands prior to going into supermarkets.
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The old TimTams, I ate myself sick on those when I was a kid. Aside from the supermarket chains does anyone know the name/website of some cafe/restaurant distributors in Switzerland. I 'd be reckoning that would be the best first step for brands prior to going into supermarkets.
Not sure looking for supermarket distributors is the way to go. Well, I can't actually say as I don't know what kinds of products you want to sell or buy here in Switzerland. But one way to go is small specialized distributors.

I found this one because I was looking for a specific product (South African actually) and they were listed on the manufacturer's website as there distributor in Switzerland. This company sells to upmarket stores like Globus.

http://www.gooddailyfood.com
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Not sure looking for supermarket distributors is the way to go. Well, I can't actually say as I don't know what kinds of products you want to sell or buy here in Switzerland. But one way to go is small specialized distributors.

I found this one because I was looking for a specific product (South African actually) and they were listed on the manufacturer's website as there distributor in Switzerland. This company sells to upmarket stores like Globus.

http://www.gooddailyfood.com
great actually I was thinking either fresh fruit (which is a logistics nightmare) or hot beverage
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We have so much good stuff here In Oz, things you guys in CH would really want/need.

I wonder what would it take to get them onto the shelves of coop or migros....


Migros would present a problem as they don't sell alcoholic beer!
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Re: Australian items on Swiss shelves.

Vegimite.

Bunderbergs ginger beer

Cadbury flake & crunchie

mallow puffs

mince pie - but i hear Andy does that now.

jelly beans or anything pascal.

oh.. and do they have some sort of spray - something like catnip spray for cats, that you can spray on kids noses to stop them fighting?
If not, that would be another great business idea - just sayin.
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Vegimite.

Bunderbergs ginger beer

Cadbury flake & crunchie

mallow puffs

mince pie - but i hear Andy does that now.

jelly beans or anything pascal.

oh.. and do they have some sort of spray - something like catnip spray for cats, that you can spray on kids noses to stop them fighting?
If not, that would be another great business idea - just sayin.
Bunderberg is already imported here (I sell it at the bar, Jeez it's sweet!)

If you get enough pallets transport is actually quite cheap but then you'll need warehousing and a big network of customers. It could take a few years to get enough customers, on very small margins, before you can cover your costs (I know, I've done it).

My tip will be concentrate on quality and exclusivity, smaller quantities with a higher margin. But even then, it'll be very hard as Switzerland is a tiny market and very conservative.
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Re: Australian items on Swiss shelves.

Dammit GG! Why didn't you ask?!? THIS is the only gingerbeer to import from the colonies!

https://www.matsos.com.au/ginger-beer/

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Bunderberg is already imported here (I sell it at the bar, Jeez it's sweet!)

If you get enough pallets transport is actually quite cheap but then you'll need warehousing and a big network of customers. It could take a few years to get enough customers, on very small margins, before you can cover your costs (I know, I've done it).

My tip will be concentrate on quality and exclusivity, smaller quantities with a higher margin. But even then, it'll be very hard as Switzerland is a tiny market and very conservative.
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Dammit GG! Why didn't you ask?!? THIS is the only gingerbeer to import from the colonies!

https://www.matsos.com.au/ginger-beer/
Sorry! but I'm not importing it, it's a specialist food guy in Bern who brings it in. I'll let him know though!
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I'm glad I'm not dissapointed with you then xxx

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Sorry! but I'm not importing it, it's a specialist food guy in Bern who brings it in. I'll let him know though!
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Bunderberg is already imported here (I sell it at the bar, Jeez it's sweet!)

If you get enough pallets transport is actually quite cheap but then you'll need warehousing and a big network of customers. It could take a few years to get enough customers, on very small margins, before you can cover your costs (I know, I've done it).

My tip will be concentrate on quality and exclusivity, smaller quantities with a higher margin. But even then, it'll be very hard as Switzerland is a tiny market and very conservative.
That some very sage advice, I'm deeply considering following such a path a challenging but ultimately rewarding path. If I don't go into food.

Did you have success? How did you find building a buyers network as a non Swiss?
Would you advise any cheap warehouse locacation?
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Bunderberg is already imported here (I sell it at the bar, Jeez it's sweet!)
Their ginger beer is way too sweet, but I like their "lemon and lime" bitter.

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Their ginger beer is way too sweet, but I like their "lemon and lime" bitter.
Which has more sugar (11 teaspoons per bottle compared with 10 teaspoons for the ginger beer).
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Does anywhere sell Aussie bush meat yet?
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Which has more sugar (11 teaspoons per bottle compared with 10 teaspoons for the ginger beer).
Yes. And your point is? (The amount of sugar is not an indication how sweet a drink is as this might depend on the other ingredients like lime juice...)
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Yes. And your point is? (The amount of sugar is not an indication how sweet a drink is as this might depend on the other ingredients like lime juice...)
My point is about as useful as yours telling people that you prefer another drink.
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My point is about as useful as yours telling people that you prefer another drink.
This thread is about Australian products and if we should have them in Switzerland. I recommended a product I like to another user who happens to have a bar in Zuerich. If you think that's off-topic, feel free to report it...
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