Interview with Andrew Small of North of 49 Naturals

Can you please tell us a little bit about yourself (personally and professionally)?

20 years in food and dry goods – formerly a CPA – been an entrepreneur since I was 25 so didn’t last long as a CPA.

How did you get started in this business?

I found that there was an incredible amount of raw material left in the fields and dehydration would allow stabilizing and getting that food into people and pets vs rotating it back into the soil.

Can you describe your customers / what type of customers do you have?

Supplement, Pet, Food Companies, Marketers.

What are some of your “keys to success” in building your customer base?

Steady service and quality well priced dry fruit, veg and grains.

Is there anything about your business that you feel makes it special?

Most of our product is north American based and organic – local.

Where do you see your business in the next year? In the next five years? In the next ten years?

We see multiple locations and drawing from food supply all over North America to keep up to demand


Andrew Small
North of 49 Naturals
#5, 1500 Railway Street
North Vancouver BC
Canada V7J 1B5
Phone: +1 604 980 3999
Fax: +1 604 909 5159