Scaling Up!!


37 oaks university local retail local commerce

Panel Discussion


Thought about selling your products to wholesalers or retailers?

Join us for another 37 Oaks University Scaling Up!! event focused on wholesale partners. If you want to learn more about this process, then Norman Distribution is the best company to teach you what wholesalers do; how they do it & who they do it with.

They are a full-service DSD distribution company specializing in “Better-for-you” snack, beverage & grocery products. They service thousands of retailers across the Midwest (supermarkets, independent retailers, convenience stores, drug chains, food service, hospitality, fitness, on-premise accounts, vending operators, etc).


If you are interested in the upcoming Scaling Up!! Wholesale Food Cohort, then we highly reccomend you attend. 

Saturday, April  18, 2020

10 am - 12pm

940 Greenleaf Ave, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

9:30 - 10:00 AM


10:00 - 11:30 AM

Panel Discussion w/Q&A

11:30 - 12:00 PM

Warehouse Tour

*Free parking in lot


Food Cohort 

Calling All Chicagoland Food & Beverage Entrepreneurs!!

37 Oaks and Norman Distribution have partnered to launch a cohort program for local Chicagoland food brands.


The goal is to educate & prepare emerging businesses for growth & distribution through Norman Distribution. We will guide you through a custom curriculum of 37 Oaks University courses + 1:1 consultation to build your retail, commerce & distribution knowledge.

If you are interested in learning more we recommend


April 18

  • Scaling Up!! Wholesale Panel Discussion

April 25

  • Food Cohort Interest Forms Deadline 

May - July 

Our curriculum will cover the following topics

  • Wholesaling

  • Retail Distribution Partners

  • Retail Marketing & Promotions

  • Budgeting For Retail Growth

  • Business Development Collateral

  • Retail Math

  • Inventory Management

  • Cost Of Goods Sold Analysis

  • Product Packaging & Labeling

  • Defining YOUR Unique Value


  • Meet with/pitch to Norman Distribution Buyers

If you are the least bit interested in this program and want to learn more, complete the Interest Form and we will follow up with next steps.