Drinks Development Process

(STEP A) PHONE / WEB QUESTIONNAIRE

(STEP B) INTRO DISCUSSION PHONE / SKYPE (15 MINUTES)

(STEP 1) PROJECT OVERVIEW & FEASIBILITY REVIEW £1000

2 Hours with our specialist team in our head office in London

This will be followed by additional meetings and phone conversations as we have to do some research and come back to you with options and action plan and timeline for your project.

This step is the starting point for all new Bottling UK customers and is compulsory whether you’re at concept stage or already in the market place.

We need to understand you and your business and your process.

We have created products that sell in Harrods, Selfridges, M&S, Tesco, Waitrose, Ocado, Shoreditch House  & many more. we have helped 40+ start ups enter the fmcg food & drink market and know what margins retailers & distributors expect. within this meeting you have access to all of our knowledge so that you go into this new venture informed and supported.

WE WILL DISCUSS IN THIS MEETING

  • How do you manufacture your product

(We will discuss your recipe and how it works in a lab vs factory)

  • Target Market

(This covers the customer chain that you are looking to sell to.)

  • Who Are Your Competitors

(Who are they and how will you compete.)

  • Unique Selling Point

(What makes you different.)

  • Route To Market

(Who are you going to sell this to and how will it be distributed.)

  • Margin Chain

(This covers the cost of sale to RRP.)

  • Recipe Design

(We will discuss your wish list and transform it into a cost effective reality.)

  • Minimum Order Issues

(Most materials are sold in large quantities we help you work out how to overcome this.)

  • Packaging

(Bottles, Caps, Labels, Boxes)

  • Shelf Life

(Chilled or Ambient)

  • Preservation

(Heat treatment Or Preservatives)

  • Storage & Distribution

(Heat treatment Or Preservatives)

This meeting will give you all the tools and give us all the insight in how we can best help you move forward on your project

(STEP 2) BESPOKE RECIPE DESIGN £3500

(STEP 2A) ADDITIONAL RECIPES £2500

At Bottling UK we have the skills and expertise to design bespoke drinks recipes.

We work with our clients through each development and consultation stage until a final prototype is produced to match their product specification.

This all takes place in our Lab in our head office in London

Examples:

  • Sparkling Soft Drink
  • Still Soft Drink
  • Fruit Juice
  • Bottled Cocktail
  • Energy Drink
  • Health Drink
  • Cordial
  • Cold Brew Coffee
  • kombucha tea
  • And anything else you can think of.

Time Frames

It takes 4 weeks to create first samples at this point you will be invited into our Lab where you will taste samples and make any adjustments. You will receive a full recipe card and nutritional information and ingredient list

(STEP 3) SOURCING MATERIALS AND COMPLIANCE

This next step is where we look in detail at product material sourcing and UK product compliance so that everything is ordered and ready to start testing.

  • Sourcing Materials (We make a formal  introductions to our accredited suppliers
  • This includes ingredients, Bottles, Caps, Labels, suppliers) you will meet with them directly and they will assist in samples and quotes for your products.
  • Materials Logistics (We will create a delivery plan for your materials and storage of overflow.)
  • Barcodes (This is a full introduction and how to create barcode for your products.)
  • Batch codes (This covers tractability of product and recall procedures.)
  • Best Before (discusses shelf life.)
  • Storage (We find a solution)
  • Branding Advice
  • Label Advice (Advice on government legislation.)

(STEP 4) TEST DAY / PILOT RUN £2000

Whats Included

Pre planning meeting

Mixing filling capping of product

Final recipe refinements

100 sample bottles with screw caps and boxes

These samples can then be Shelf Life  / Nutritional Tested

client provides all materials

(STEP 5) SHELF LIFE TESTING £150

Covers:

  • TVC
  • Yeasts and Moulds
  • Enterobacteriaceae
  • Salmonella

(STEP 6) NUTRITIONAL TESTING £400

Nutritional Testing

Development completed and signed off.