August 12th, 2019

Episode #16

Being Prepared for NACDS

On this episode of CPG Insiders, Mark welcomes David Biernbaum back to the show to discuss NACDS. They talk about what to expect from NACDS and how manufacturers trying to get into retail should approach the event. They also offer valuable tips to those attending who already have a place on retailer shelves. 

They talk about what buyers are looking for in the 12-minute meeting at Meet the Market, as well as what kinds of questions and answers you should have for buyers. You’re going in not to close a sale but to close a future contact opportunity.

They talk about the other event days and offer essential, insider tips on how to make NACDS the most successful for your company and product.

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Special Guest

David Biernbaum

David Biernbaum is an acclaimed consumer products and retail consumer goods strategist, consultant, and master broker of national retail sales, specializing in the health and wellness space, and driving success through a loyal network of independent brokers nationwide. Since 1977, David and his teams have brought success to more than 200 highly successful consumer brands by providing hands-on expertise and personal passion and energy, to help consumer goods clients build brands and increase retail sales and profits, without the “big agency” overhead and bureaucracy.

In addition, David is also an investor and board member who is always on the lookout for the next innovation, or brand. He is a “BrainTrust” panelist and blogger on, a guest editor for CPG Trade Media, and a speaker on consumer goods and retail topics who is frequently quoted in Forbes, CNBC and in industry trade publications.

In 2010, David founded “Consumer Goods & Retail Professionals”, a LinkedIn group for members to share industry information, news, referrals and friendship that now has more than 70,000 connections. David resides in suburban St. Louis and is a devoted fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Blues, as well as the Tigers of the University of Missouri-Columbia, his alma mater.

Visit his website,, and follow him on Twitter: @davidbiernbaum.