WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!! Fast food chains such as Starbucks (PSL), McDonald’s (McRib), Taco Bell (Doritos Locos Tacos), Dairy Queen (Blizzard) as well as food giants like Mondelaz, Mars, PepsiCo, General Mills and Nestle are no stranger to limited-edition products. And grocers like Trader Joes and Aldi’s business models are based upon exclusive, limited-time product finds.

But the idea of Limited Time Drops (LTD) is new territory for smaller food & beverage brands. The reason for its growing popularity? Internet and social media. The “get it now or lose it forever” sales approach has shoppers one-clicking and swiping right, and e-commerce sales are booming. 

“Retail stores have only so much shelf space, so they can only put out so many versions of a product on the shelf. But as e-commerce gets as big as it’s getting, brands can have longer tails of a product.” – Hugh Thomas of Ugly Drinks

Get exclusive insights from the Foodboro newsletter on how to do LTD and watch our IG Live with Ugly Drinks to see how Hugh and his team do it successfully. Read on for some startup brands using this hot sales approach. 

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