Definition: Includes Wholesalers, Distributors, Brokers, Importer and Exporters of branded products. To qualify as a Distributor, you must be a third party distributor or representative of more than one manufacturer's finished, consumer-ready brand in addition to any brands owned by your company.

If you distribute ingredients or other materials to be used in the manufacturing of finished products, see Supplier/Raw Ingredient Distributor. If you distribute packaging for use in a finished good, you are classified as Business Services. If you distribute or represent only one manufacturer's brand line, see Manufacturer. Distribution companies providing transportation, warehousing, and logistics qualify under Business Services. Import/export companies providing regulatory/licensing/compliance support also qualify under Business Services.

Acceptable forms of business proof include one of the following:

  • Website that sells finished products (from multiple manufacturer’s brand lines) to a Food Service provider, Retailer or Health Practitioner.
  • Brokerage agreements from multiple manufacturers (must be current and signed & dated by all parties) 
  • Recent order forms showing multiple manufacturer’s product/brand lines

Acceptable proof of employment forms must be current include one of the following:

  • Company email address (i.e. attendeename@companyname.com)
  • Current Paycheck Stub (black out the financial information please)
  • We DO NOT accept Business Cards.

Business Types include:

  • Wholesaler of Finished Products
  • Importer/Exporter of Finished Products
  • Broker of Finished Products
  • Third Party Distributor of Finished Products