“Birgit provided CEDAR Juice consulting services. Her advice was insightful, thorough and detailed, and is something that we reference from time to time as we navigate supply chain opportunities in our business. Birgit has years of experience in the food & beverage industry, and is a great resource for new companies such as ours.”
Ashley Cuff, Co-Founder at CEDAR Juice
“Birgit conducted an overview of the market for the GBC Food Innovation Research Studio (FIRSt), providing key intelligence and insight into how we can best meet our target markets. The work was very well done and helpful, and Birgit was able to integrate this within our context. We were very pleased with the results.”
Robert Luke, former Vice President, Research & Innovation at George Brown College
“Highly recommend you speak to Birgit whether you are working in the food industry already or a newcomer thinking about launching a new product. She is a good listener, highly knowledgeable, can offer valuable and targeted strategic advice that will help you avoid missteps, save time and money.”
Khaled Fourati, Entrepreneur
“Launching any new business can be daunting and challenging. Working with Birgit Blain & Associates Inc. on a flexible project basis and during the initial roll-out for the Gluten-Free Certification Program (GFCP), turned out to be very rewarding. I fully appreciated their patience while taking the time to understand our business objectives and develop a strategy detailing a clear up-front plan and budget. Their attention to detail during the implementation phase, resulted in a successful project, which has also sustained the business to date. We would certainly recommend Birgit Blain & Associates Inc. to anyone needing a true professional and consider engaging their services in the future.”
Paul D. Valder, President, Allergen Control Group Inc.
“It has been an ultimate pleasure working with Birgit. Her involvement in projects is so genuine and deep that implies the feeling of working with own staff. Detailed and result-oriented while utilizing her diligence and perseverance, Birgit has always accomplished projects to the highest level of satisfaction.
Her professionalism has connected her to a network of same level professionals which in turn have allowed all marketing expertise at her immediate reach. As a result, Birgit is not only Birgit but also a frontier of a group of experts that bring confidence and satisfaction to the end results.“
Hamid Sabahi, Principal, Noble AgroFood Inc.
“Birgit was recommended to us as someone who could guide us in developing a strategy for launching a functional food product in Canada. We found Birgit very knowledgeable of product trends, and the marketing environment of the retail industry in Canada. She has the ability to evaluate our targeted needs to the market realities of a product launch. We value her advice which has helped contribute to our strategy for the Canadian market.”
John Khoo, President, Nutrition Science Group Inc.
“Birgit is extremely knowledgeable in the food industry. She is aware of the current trends and can help steer your company in the right direction. She uses her expertise in the industry to look at your product with objectivity and with a fresh pair of eyes and point out what you may be missing in regards to packaging, focus and marketing. Her honesty and integrity made her services good value as it alleviated the need to spend thousands of dollars on unnecessary marketing. I will definitely use Birgit in future projects.”
Tammie Sarra, Owner, Allergic Solution
“Birgit is a highly talented, results oriented person that I have worked with for many years. She really helped us to grow our business and always looked for ways to enhance our business partnership.”
Doug Cygan, VP Center Store, Jewel OSCO
“I met Birgit at the CFRA show this past year. I was instantly impressed with her connections to and in the food industry. Birgit gave me an hour of her time to explain the fundamentals of getting a product presented, positioned and listed with one of the largest food retailers In Canada. Birgit’s line of thought is direct and precise. Birgit demonstrates her proficiency in all areas required to bring a product to market and strategically acquire market share. Thank you Birgit for your time, energy and expert recommendations. For efficient and reliable feedback on your market strategy, contact Birgit Blain & Associates.”
Danielle Franz, Founder and CEO Troinoa Inc. – Yogalicious Frozen Kefir