About

John Blackington is Managing Partner and Founder of GBS Growth Partners, a team of food/beverage industry specialists.  They work with emerging, high potential brands.  They advise and help with category selection, channel and distribution plans, marketing, retail and distributor contacts, and trade plans – all the way to capital needs and equity strategies.  Their services range from strategic advice to hands on implementation.  John has over 30 years experience, both as the owner of his own company and as a senior executive for several leading food and beverage companies, including The Coca-Cola Company.  He has helped jumpstart a number of successful new brands today in critical areas ranging from helping build sales and distribution systems, expanding retail availability, developing equity strategies and sourcing capital.  He has a passion for helping entrepreneurs reach commercial success.  John received a BS and MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and lives in Plano, TX with his wife Fran.

One Response to “About”

  1. Clive Zickel Says:

    Very interesting and insightful blog

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