Hello. We’re the greater goods.

A food business consultant that is focused on bringing our customers immediate cost savings and more income.

Think of us as problem solvers. With the greater goods, you can outsource your weakness—whether that’s vision and branding, ingredients sourcing or the mechanics of the food business.

Want to grow your business to $20 million in sales? We’ll help you get there. That’s what we do.

So take your coat off, stay awhile, and explore the fantastic consulting services and ingredients savvy that we’re proud to share with you.

Where success is shared.

Why Work With Bernard?

With over 20 years of experience as a food business consultant, Bernard is a professional with the credentials and experience to take your product from good to great. Bernard can help with the full spectrum of your business needs – whether it’s developing a concept and a brand, sourcing the right ingredients for the right price, finding the perfect manufacturer, or landing domestic & export contracts. Most importantly, for Bernard it’s all about finding the right fit – only working with clients that he believes he can help achieve their objectives and dreams.

Our Process

Validate Success

Analyze the market and find your position within it

Mock up packaging and validate your product with actual buyers


Develop your product, from food science to manufacturing

Launch your brand, from package design to sales & distribution

Growth & Optimization

Develop & streamline operations

Develop new sales channels & reduce costs


Optimize current products

Launch new products


Years Experience


Revenue Generated


Startups Launched


Success Rate

How do I get my food or beverage product into stores?

That is the million-dollar question. The first thing you need is a product that’s aligned with consumer demands.

How much money do I need to start a food business?

A good round number is $100,000. That pays for packaging, ingredients and guidance through the entire process, including sourcing, forecasting, finding the right co-manufacturer, meeting regulatory requirements and much more. The greater goods process takes 6 to 8 months. We’re with you every step of the way, from big ideas to store shelves.

What is involved in starting a food business?

Starting a food business is rarely a part-time hobby. Like any business, it requires investment and planning. If you don’t know the food industry well, there are a lot of steps involved and two really important things to know.

What Our Customers Say

Bernard and his team at The Greater Goods have been very helpful, even if we are not working together yet, they answer all my questions without hesitation. I am looking forward to working with them . With all the help they have given me and continue to right up and after I launch my products I would recomend them to anyone who is looking to take thier idea and put it into market.five star plus . THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR ALL YOUR HELP.
Lorna Rochester
Lorna Rochester
20:33 05 Nov 22
Great customer service 👌.
Tamara Deer
Tamara Deer
15:02 03 Nov 22
Bernard Verkaaikis of the Greater Goods is the kindest and knowledgeable person. He extends himself and has a lot of valuable information! I definitely recommend working with him! Bernard will definitely be an asset to you and your business!

Our Success Stories

Liva Foods – Sweet Success

Liva Foods is one greater goods client that needed help in several areas. We took their (excellent) branding and introduced them to a firm that produces standout packaging—a perfect match. When the final product was ready, we signed $2 million in deals with brokers in Europe, the U.S., Korea and Japan.

Luisella: Not a Nutty Business

When the greater goods joined forces with Luisella, we were able to source ingredients and reduce costs by approximately 50%. We source all the raw materials, negotiate pricing with the vendors, and forecast availability and pricing to safeguard production. 

Case study: OK! Kombucha

To help OK! Kombucha with their sales strategy, we have a 1-hour conference call every week in which we go through different selling scenarios. We have been making rapid progress. Our long-term goal is to help them to plan their business far into the future.