International Natural Food Distributors
During the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, finding reputable international natural food distributors with a proven record of success became nearly impossible. International trade came to a screeching halt in most countries, as lockdowns and strict restrictions damaged what was once a vibrant economy based on global sales. In the United States, most food and beverage exporters lost substantial business. The economic disaster resulted from business closings across the food and beverage industry, including brands from the US that offered better-for-you products for consumers living in overseas markets.
Although much of the economic meltdown derived from port closings and moratoriums on allowing international exporters and importers to do business, another reason for the economic disaster concerned the traditional way of doing business overseas. The traditional way to meet international natural food distributors involves dealing with individual brokers that have established connections in global markets. In addition to relying on brokers to get a foothold in overseas markets, organic food brands from the USA also attend international trade shows to start conversations with potential importers.
With the pandemic shutting down international trade shows and restricting commerce between most nations, one company thrived during the pandemic because it offers a revolutionary way for wellness brands from the US to meet global buyers.
Welcome to the Grovara eCommerce Platform
In 2010, Grovara, headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, introduced a new and improved way for healthy food brands from the USA to meet distributors for overseas markets. Our eCommerce platform simplifies the import-export process by bringing together potential trade partners not in person, but through an eCommerce platform that acts as a virtual trade show for introducing exporters from the US to global importers. In as few as four clicks on a keyboard, your organic food and/or beverage brand can start a conversation with an international distributor located halfway around the world.
Because our platform does not involve in-person contacts with brokers or the need to attend international trade shows to increase sales, Grovara weathered the pandemic storm better than businesses that relied on the traditional model of doing business overseas. We increased sales from our global eCommerce platform by 75 percent in 2021, with the Latin American market driving more than 40 percent of our sales growth. We expanded our presence in Mexico by opening a new office in 2021 at the height of the pandemic.
Grovara has attracted dozens of natural food brands offering hundreds of products to join our self-service, proprietary eCommerce platform. We conduct a thorough vetting process to ensure every brand that joins the Grovara eCommerce platform exceeds our high standards. The same principle applies to international natural food distributors.
This is just a tiny sample of the highly-regarded, better-for-you brands from the USA that have registered to join the Grovara eCommerce platform.
Boost Your Presence in Overseas Markets
To get started with the new and improved way to do business with international natural food distributors, every one of our new partners completes a free onboarding process that takes no longer than 30 days. By the end of one month, your company can start conversations with global importers located as far away as Brazil and Japan. Another of the many advantages of the Grovara eCommerce platform is that it dramatically speeds up the sales process. On the same business day, your organic food brand can process multiple orders, consummate sales transactions, and verify fulfillment requests.
The pandemic taught us that the old way of meeting international natural food distributors no longer works. Learn more about the Grovara eCommerce platform by submitting the Contact form or by calling 215-207-0967.