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<joshr>
01-28-2004, 11:28 PM
Hey People,
I am starting a RTD Ice Tea Company with a very unique competitve edge. I have the recipes for one gallon at a time. How would I go about finding a manufacturer to produce it in larger quantities and bottle and label it. I am located in California. Any suggestions?

=please send respones to joshrosinsky13@aol.com

Thanks

Inko
01-29-2004, 08:51 AM
This guy contacted me telling me he had a number of cafe's and how he wanted to bring in Inko's.

After a few email's, he started asking me about my formulations, how I did it (Citric Acid content, etc).


BUSTED!

Xtrem
02-02-2004, 04:31 AM
Find yourself a company that can provide you with the appropriate container (bottle maybe) to hold your drink. They will recommend co-packers for you.

Inko
04-09-2004, 05:08 PM
I really have to much time on my hands. The following is an im conversation I had with the topic starter. He originally wanted to buy Inko's for his 26-california stores. So, I sent him some samples then found this topic.

The guy was just bilking me for information. Not a big deal, but he should be persona non grata on this board in my opinion.

Background: He emailed me out of nowhere today (I played dumb). Here it is:

Joshrosinsky13: yes it is.
InkosTea: how ya doin?
Joshrosinsky13: doing great. and you?
InkosTea: great! how many stores you got?
Joshrosinsky13: currently we have 26 stores
InkosTea: wow.
InkosTea: I would love to get in there.
Joshrosinsky13: i got in touch with your people and they sent me some information
Joshrosinsky13: how is your business going?
InkosTea: great. are you ready for an order?
Joshrosinsky13: i didnt' receive pricing
InkosTea: oh. looks like I have to fire somebody.
InkosTea: ha ha

Joshrosinsky13: i did get samples.
InkosTea: and?
Joshrosinsky13: great response from my family who owns the stores as well. I have a friend looking to package apple juice in bottles. Do you guys outsource your packaging?
InkosTea: yes
Joshrosinsky13: who does that for you?
InkosTea: let me ask you something.
InkosTea: aren't you just fishing for information from me?
InkosTea: you don't own any stores do you?
Joshrosinsky13: excuse me?
InkosTea: HERE IS YOUR QUERY TO BEVNET:
Hey People,
I am starting a RTD Ice Tea Company with a very unique competitve edge. I have the recipes for one gallon at a time. How would I go about finding a manufacturer to produce it in larger quantities and bottle and label it. I am located in California. Any suggestions?

=please send respones to joshrosinsky13@aol.com

Thanks
InkosTea: well?
Joshrosinsky13: Looking at custom labeling our own bottles for our stores.
Joshrosinsky13: originally
InkosTea: yeah
InkosTea: honesty is the best policy my man.
Joshrosinsky13: I can't tell you the name of the stores. But most of our products are our own private label.
Joshrosinsky13: now if you can do that for us, that would be super instead of us trying to find an outside company and starting over.
InkosTea: um, I'll tell you one more time: Honesty is the best policy. Dont go to people and tell them you want their product in your 26 stores (yeah right) just so can bilk them for information.

InkosTea: nothing to say now eh?
Joshrosinsky13: If your willing to outsource your recipe for another private label please contact me. Our business can do a MUCH better job moving your product.
InkosTea: answer the question. Why lie?

No response.