Help Fund Plant Based Growth - Berkano Foods

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Help Fund Plant Based Growth - Berkano Foods

Project 2021-06-20 12:44:41 +1200

Who We Are:

We are Berkano Foods. NZs first 100% vegan owned and operated food/meal manufacturer here in New Zealand. Founded in 2017 by Britteny Bryan and Nick Harlow with a simple mission of making plant-based food more convenient, accessible and affordable here in our wonderful country! We are based out of Christchurch and distriubute our products New Zealand wide. 

 

We Need Your Help!:

As some of you may know, we had a vegan cafe in Christchurch. We had great joy in serving everyone over the years. Earlier this year we decided we needed to focus all of our energy and time on our manufacturing business. After working 7 days a week for over 3 years, it was time to focus. We decided that our best option was to sell our cafe.

After having a few offers and the excitement of another couple wanting to carry on the cafe legacy, we hit a large roadblock. We needed final consent from our landlord which turned around at the last minute and refused to sign on any new tenants who wished to purchase our cafe (once our current lease was up). This left us in a very hard spot after already spending a lot of time and money trying to sell and finalize the purchase. After the landlord refused to negotiate, and without giving a good reason why, we were forced to close the cafe, sell the assets/equipment and move on (with great financial loss). This was a very stressful and sad time for not only us but the other couple who were going to take over our cafe. We also felt we had let the public down by being forced to close a favourite plant-based eatery here in Christchurch.

Moving forward. After being refused to renew our lease by our landlord we’re forced to move our facility, which we also manufacture our ready-meal products out of.

We have launched this pledge me campaign to not only help us move into our new factory, but to help secure and expand our range of plant based products for all to enjoy.

Road Map:

We’re currently in nearly 200 retail stores across NZ with our gourmet retail range, we have also just launched 3 of our most popular vegan fitness meals into retail and are building stockists for the new range. We’re also working on expanding our online service with products like a range of value meals that will only cost $7 per meal!

This year we hope to accomplish the following:

Move into our new factory. Expand our current range of products into more retail stores (we’re yet to crack Countdown).

Improve our website service (More products and better consistency in our stock levels).

Bring a distribution method to the North Island so our customers can get cheaper freight.

Buy better equipment in order to produce more quantity, which means we can work to get the price of our products down in order to make them more affordable.

Launch a range of our multi-serving meals into retail.

Launch a desserts range online and into retail. (We're talking cheesecakes etc)

Launch a cooking sauce range online and into retail. (We’re talking cheesy pasta sauces and curry sauces in glass jars etc).

Launch other products into retail like our frozen pizza range.

Launch an alternative meat range! Yes that’s right, this is our ultimate goal for this year! Let's just say we want to make products that aren’t here in NZ yet.

Become a B-corp, we want to give back to our community, Animals and environment.

Start Exporting to Australia. (This would be a bonus goal!)

Achieving our Goal:

Our goal is to become one of NZ's leading plant based food manufacturers. 100% owned and operated by vegans for vegans. We want to push the price of products down to help stop the price gouging that has been happening by non vegan brands selling vegan products. Which ultimately stops people wanting to try and eat vegan.

In order to achieve these goals and road map, We need your help!. We are offering exclusive products, merch (designed by our founder Britteny), deals and services through this pledge me campaign to help fund our move to a new factory and expansion for more plant based products!

Together we can help Yeet The Meatand make plant based food more convenient, accessible and affordable than ever before! 

What we're offering for your help:

We're offering lots of exclusive rewards for helping us on our mission. Including custom Yeet The Meatmerch (designed by one of our founders Britteny Bryan). Mega discount deals, Recipe Book, Hampers, plant based consulting and even the oppotunity to become one of our offical product taste testers! There's a reward for every plant eater!

Last Words:

By you supporting this Pledge Me campaign you are helping us secure a new factory premise and growing our 100% vegan owned and operated company. We will be able to produce a greater volume of products which means more variety, better stock levels and more affordable prices. You're not only supporting us, you're also helping sustain the growth of New Zealand made affordable vegan/plant based food products. Let's keep manufacturing in our beautiful country, together we can do this!

www.berkano.co.nz

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Michael Braithwaite
2021-07-30 21:01:33 +1200
Michael Braithwaite
2021-07-30 20:58:52 +1200
Dee
2021-07-30 20:30:54 +1200

"All the best!! "

Nirvana Roestenburg Phoenix
2021-07-30 19:59:24 +1200
Jude Johnston
2021-07-30 19:51:10 +1200

"Fingers crossed to get there!!"

Lauren Douglas
2021-07-30 19:16:35 +1200
Jen South
2021-07-30 18:49:21 +1200
Alexi White
2021-07-30 17:49:14 +1200

"Good luck to you guys"

Anonymous pledger
2021-07-30 17:06:14 +1200
Dauniika Puklowski
2021-07-30 15:34:34 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2021-07-30 15:01:22 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2021-07-30 10:01:14 +1200
Daniel
2021-07-30 09:18:55 +1200
Belinda Jane
2021-07-30 07:43:53 +1200
Belinda Jane
2021-07-30 07:39:51 +1200
Caroline Hawes
2021-07-30 06:45:22 +1200
Madi Williams
2021-07-29 22:06:56 +1200
Kate Haszard
2021-07-29 21:39:52 +1200
James Carlisle
2021-07-29 21:30:11 +1200
Emily Watt
2021-07-29 21:08:48 +1200
Joseph Kalee
2021-07-29 20:31:36 +1200
Billie
2021-07-29 20:21:18 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2021-07-29 20:14:09 +1200
Ben Wootten
2021-07-29 19:18:50 +1200
Erica Drake
2021-07-29 19:16:32 +1200

"Best of luck from Perth x"

Sarieta
2021-07-29 18:36:09 +1200
Angela McCullough
2021-07-29 18:21:19 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2021-07-29 18:07:17 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2021-07-29 17:45:08 +1200
Claire McGowanPledgeMe Staff
2021-07-29 17:29:51 +1200

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Help Fund Plant Based Growth - Berkano Foods

Project 2021-06-20 12:44:41 +1200

Who We Are:

We are Berkano Foods. NZs first 100% vegan owned and operated food/meal manufacturer here in New Zealand. Founded in 2017 by Britteny Bryan and Nick Harlow with a simple mission of making plant-based food more convenient, accessible and affordable here in our wonderful country! We are based out of Christchurch and distriubute our products New Zealand wide. 

 

We Need Your Help!:

As some of you may know, we had a vegan cafe in Christchurch. We had great joy in serving everyone over the years. Earlier this year we decided we needed to focus all of our energy and time on our manufacturing business. After working 7 days a week for over 3 years, it was time to focus. We decided that our best option was to sell our cafe.

After having a few offers and the excitement of another couple wanting to carry on the cafe legacy, we hit a large roadblock. We needed final consent from our landlord which turned around at the last minute and refused to sign on any new tenants who wished to purchase our cafe (once our current lease was up). This left us in a very hard spot after already spending a lot of time and money trying to sell and finalize the purchase. After the landlord refused to negotiate, and without giving a good reason why, we were forced to close the cafe, sell the assets/equipment and move on (with great financial loss). This was a very stressful and sad time for not only us but the other couple who were going to take over our cafe. We also felt we had let the public down by being forced to close a favourite plant-based eatery here in Christchurch.

Moving forward. After being refused to renew our lease by our landlord we’re forced to move our facility, which we also manufacture our ready-meal products out of.

We have launched this pledge me campaign to not only help us move into our new factory, but to help secure and expand our range of plant based products for all to enjoy.

Road Map:

We’re currently in nearly 200 retail stores across NZ with our gourmet retail range, we have also just launched 3 of our most popular vegan fitness meals into retail and are building stockists for the new range. We’re also working on expanding our online service with products like a range of value meals that will only cost $7 per meal!

This year we hope to accomplish the following:

Move into our new factory. Expand our current range of products into more retail stores (we’re yet to crack Countdown).

Improve our website service (More products and better consistency in our stock levels).

Bring a distribution method to the North Island so our customers can get cheaper freight.

Buy better equipment in order to produce more quantity, which means we can work to get the price of our products down in order to make them more affordable.

Launch a range of our multi-serving meals into retail.

Launch a desserts range online and into retail. (We're talking cheesecakes etc)

Launch a cooking sauce range online and into retail. (We’re talking cheesy pasta sauces and curry sauces in glass jars etc).

Launch other products into retail like our frozen pizza range.

Launch an alternative meat range! Yes that’s right, this is our ultimate goal for this year! Let's just say we want to make products that aren’t here in NZ yet.

Become a B-corp, we want to give back to our community, Animals and environment.

Start Exporting to Australia. (This would be a bonus goal!)

Achieving our Goal:

Our goal is to become one of NZ's leading plant based food manufacturers. 100% owned and operated by vegans for vegans. We want to push the price of products down to help stop the price gouging that has been happening by non vegan brands selling vegan products. Which ultimately stops people wanting to try and eat vegan.

In order to achieve these goals and road map, We need your help!. We are offering exclusive products, merch (designed by our founder Britteny), deals and services through this pledge me campaign to help fund our move to a new factory and expansion for more plant based products!

Together we can help Yeet The Meatand make plant based food more convenient, accessible and affordable than ever before! 

What we're offering for your help:

We're offering lots of exclusive rewards for helping us on our mission. Including custom Yeet The Meatmerch (designed by one of our founders Britteny Bryan). Mega discount deals, Recipe Book, Hampers, plant based consulting and even the oppotunity to become one of our offical product taste testers! There's a reward for every plant eater!

Last Words:

By you supporting this Pledge Me campaign you are helping us secure a new factory premise and growing our 100% vegan owned and operated company. We will be able to produce a greater volume of products which means more variety, better stock levels and more affordable prices. You're not only supporting us, you're also helping sustain the growth of New Zealand made affordable vegan/plant based food products. Let's keep manufacturing in our beautiful country, together we can do this!

www.berkano.co.nz

Comments

Hey! Thanks for checking out this project.

We haven't made any updates yet, follow us if you want to be notified when we do.

Michael Braithwaite
2021-07-30 21:01:33 +1200
Michael Braithwaite
2021-07-30 20:58:52 +1200
Dee
2021-07-30 20:30:54 +1200

"All the best!! "

Nirvana Roestenburg Phoenix
2021-07-30 19:59:24 +1200
Jude Johnston
2021-07-30 19:51:10 +1200

"Fingers crossed to get there!!"

Lauren Douglas
2021-07-30 19:16:35 +1200
Jen South
2021-07-30 18:49:21 +1200
Alexi White
2021-07-30 17:49:14 +1200

"Good luck to you guys"

Anonymous pledger
2021-07-30 17:06:14 +1200
Dauniika Puklowski
2021-07-30 15:34:34 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2021-07-30 15:01:22 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2021-07-30 10:01:14 +1200
Daniel
2021-07-30 09:18:55 +1200
Belinda Jane
2021-07-30 07:43:53 +1200
Belinda Jane
2021-07-30 07:39:51 +1200
Caroline Hawes
2021-07-30 06:45:22 +1200
Madi Williams
2021-07-29 22:06:56 +1200
Kate Haszard
2021-07-29 21:39:52 +1200
James Carlisle
2021-07-29 21:30:11 +1200
Emily Watt
2021-07-29 21:08:48 +1200
Joseph Kalee
2021-07-29 20:31:36 +1200
Billie
2021-07-29 20:21:18 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2021-07-29 20:14:09 +1200
Ben Wootten
2021-07-29 19:18:50 +1200
Erica Drake
2021-07-29 19:16:32 +1200

"Best of luck from Perth x"

Sarieta
2021-07-29 18:36:09 +1200
Angela McCullough
2021-07-29 18:21:19 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2021-07-29 18:07:17 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2021-07-29 17:45:08 +1200
Claire McGowanPledgeMe Staff
2021-07-29 17:29:51 +1200

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This campaign was successful and got its funding on 01/08/2021 at 11:00 PM.
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