Although many growers and producers would like
to broaden their business through international markets, they often lack the
intimate knowledge of the local market and how customers buy and, struggle with
cultural and language barriers; giving rise to an expensive and distracting
initially identified a gap in the market, to provide a revolutionary and
integrated approach to the UK drinks market for small growers and producers of
high quality drink products, Smarter, guided by its Founder & CEO, Ken J
Davey MBA FCMA, has been developing a brand, creating a market presence and
achieving recognition from key industry players, for its original & distinctive
beverages™ including: Grower Champagne from France,
Premium Sparkling Wine, Original Still Wine, Craft Beer and Traditional Cider
& Perry from the UK.
products best suit the Hotel - Restaurant - Catering (HoReCa) sector of the
food service industry. Smarter works with buyers who typically
wish to offer a small range of ‘hand crafted’ drink products that are creative
and stylish and, not readily available in the supermarkets chains. The majority
of Smarter’s drink products are currently not commercially
available in most of its market sectors.
Operationally, Smarter International Trading Limited (SIT)
functions as an international importer, agent and buyer; while its wholly owned
subsidiary, Original & Distinctive Limited (O&D) functions as a
distributor, wholesaler, retailer and exporter.
For all customers, we offer: Importer, Distributor, Wholesaler, Retailer & Exporter Services
Sales are made from London
City Bond (LCB) from either:
Stock held under bond by LCB; or, -
Stock* held under bond by LCB.
Consignment Stock is legally still owned by the supplier, but shipped and held
under bond by LCB. This stock remains in the ownership of the supplier until it
is removed from the warehouse when sold to a Smarter customer; at this point payment to the supplier for the
stock becomes due.
To service our larger customers, it
may be necessary for a supplier to agree to set aside a quantity of “reserved
stock” at its cellars for Smarter.