Ryan Porter – Why Costco is so Cool!

Ryan Porter, Founder and Co-Owner of Nai’a Natural products, shares his experience on navigating the world of Costco buying and what it takes to place a product on their... See More

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Ryan Porter, Founder and Co-Owner of Nai’a Natural products, shares his experience on navigating the world of Costco buying and what it takes to place a product on their shelves. With over 20 years of experience representing manufacturers and placing products solely with Costco, Ryan describes Costcos strict buying policies and commitment to their members. He also explains how Costco decides on which products will carry the Kirkland Brand label – Not to mention Costco’s hot dog and coke, same price since 1983!

Ryan Porter, Founder and Co-Owner of Nai’a Natural products, shares his experience on navigating the world of Costco buying and what it takes to place a product on their shelves. With over 20 years of experience representing manufacturers and placing products solely with Costco, Ryan describes Costcos strict buying policies and commitment to their members. He also explains how Costco decides on which products will carry the Kirkland Brand label – Not to mention Costco’s hot dog and coke, same price since 1983!

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