Beverage Distribution/Oregon Beer to JAPAN


Jim wrote at 2012-06-15 07:17:40
Hi Mike, I'm an Oregon resident about to move to Japan and was wondering if you've gotten your business idea off the ground? I'd love to have access to Oregon beer when I'm there!

cris wrote at 2013-01-27 22:16:48
Hi Mike,

Is your business of the ground? I am starting up an craft beer exporting company for the west coast and am planning to export to Japan first. If you already are importing or know of anyone importing in Japan please contact me as I think there could be a possible partnership between us. Thanks and good luck


peet wrote at 2013-04-25 20:53:09
Hi Mike,

I have a project for products from Germany to be imported to Japan, for a retail shop to be created in Kyoto. Contact with s.b. from abroad already in Japan, doing similar,

would interest me very much, for knowledge exchange and eventual collaboration.



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Eric Hofer


Over 27 years experience, with 17 in international FMCG in back office operations and in field sales and data collection, including design, development and deployment of Handhelds, Marketing Equipment (Service, Tracking and Return on Investment), reporting and Vending management. Have participated on the launch of operations in new markets, and re-engineered the back office in several countries.


Designed and led the development and deployment internal ERP system for Pepsi used in On-Premise/Vending in 13 markets. Designed 2 handheld systems, the latest is now deployed in 4 markets internationally. Re-engineered the back office functions (settlements, despatch, invoicing, credit control, etc) for over 20 snack, confectionary and beverage operators. Developing software: Progress, VB, Access, C, Sybase, SA

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State University of New York - BA Economics NYU - Courant - Graduate work - Computing

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