Food and Beverage Development Group

Designed specifically for business owners that make or produce food or beverages as consumer-packaged goods. The program will bring together owners so that they can share ideas, strategize, share best practices, and learn from each other. This program targets businesses who produce food and beverage consumer packaged goods for wholesale distribution.

Participant outcomes

  • Share your expertise & strategize with other businesses
  • Generate new ideas
  • Learn about best practices that could help your business
  • Create member B2B opportunities
  • Get motivated!


  • Based in Northumberland or others such as clients of the OAFVC
  • Independent Food/Beverage
    • Consumer Packaged Goods Manufacturer or Producer
  • Typically, in business 1+ years
  • Minimum average $50,000+ in sales 
  • Goal to expand or continue expanding (regionally, provincially, nationally, globally)
  • Proven business model  

Program includes

  • QuarterlyPeer-to-Peer” best practice sessions (virtual & live). Sessions may include special guest speakers
  • Coaching (virtual)
  • Access to micro growth grants (Business & Entrepreneurship Centre Northumberland)
  • I-Plan: Planning & Prioritizing workshop (details TBD, virtual)
  • Digital assessments/development
  • Targeted online education
  • B2B collaborations 
  • External funding notifications 
  • Internal membership communication

Some exceptions may apply at discretion of Program Coordinator.

Contact the BECN for more information and to apply to the Program. 

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