Jon Reynolds from BrewPlan is a 40 year beer industry veteran. Jon works with breweries on new brand launches, setting up distribution networks, working with wholesalers and performing brewery analysis and feasibility studies (think of this like a business plan on steroids).
Jon subscribes to 30 industry publications, so he is well-read on current events (and past events) that are shaping the beer business.
In today’s conversation, we cover a lot of ground on a number of topics that are useful and profitable for craft brewery owners and managers:
- How to use data to uncover opportunities in the market.
- How to strengthen wholesaler relationships.
- How innovation is the key to the future of craft brewery sales growth.
Jon’s #1 tip on wholesaler relationships: You earn it when you make sales calls in their market. You’ll get their support right away.