Starter Up Demo Team has been a partner with 88 Acres since 2016. They have been instrumental in helping us achieve significant growth in many of our key accounts throughout several different regions.
88 Acres launched at Whole Foods Market in its home territory of the North Atlantic in 2015 and at almost the same time we expanded outside of our New England roots into many Kings Supermarkets and smaller regional markets in the tri-state area of New York, NJ, and Connecticut. It was in these latter markets that SUDT helped educate consumers and championed our brand such that we were able to successfully launch into Whole Foods Market in the Northeast Region in 2019.
The SUDT members know the local market and have made an immediate impact to drive velocity for our brand. We trust SUDT to staff our most important events and to create strong relationships at each store. As 88 Acres grew, SUDT grew with us through our expansion into the Mid-Atlantic and SoPac regions for WFM to upstate NY for Wegmans, and around the country as we went global with Whole Foods in early 2020.
Even in this challenging environment for the grocery industry, SUDT has been able to help us pivot from in-store sampling to light merchandising work. We trust their process and are happy with their work. Melissa and Jen manage the company well and we look forward to more years of working together.
– Tracy Manty | Director, Partner Analytics & Field Marketing
SUDT are professional, organized, and care about the brands they partner with. They always do the right thing even if something doesn’t go according to plan. They care about educating customers and their team members.
– Alexander Harik | Co-Founder/CEO
As a small, growing brand that relies heavily on product demos and sampling events, Melissa, Jen, and the whole team at Starter Up consistently outperform and are instrumental to our in-store success. If you’re looking for a professional, driven, energetic team to take the sampling headaches off of your plate, sign with Starter Up.
– Jeff Martin | Co-Founder
Le Bon Magot, LLC
Starter Up Demo Team (SUDT) has supported the sales efforts of Le Bon Magot®, and through the momentum the team has generated, we have seen a positive impact on our re-orders. Demo scheduling and staff assignments are handled professionally – including liaising with our premium retailers. Some of the demonstrators are chefs, while others may simply have a passion for all things culinary, therefore, consumers benefit from their ideas about product usage, which in our case was critical to sale. Metrics and images of the demo table are professionally managed with feedback streamed to the correct parties for action. We had terrific feedback from our retailers and recognize that our growth would not have been possible without SUDT!
– Naomi Mobed | Owner
North River Dry Goods
After trying several other demo companies over the years, we are thrilled to have found the Starter Up Demo Team. Melissa and Jennifer and their team of demonstrators are terrific! They are professional, communicate well, have great suggestions and, most importantly, get results.
– David Enteman | Owner and Founder of North River Dry Goods