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Initially, we engaged Merchant 138 to do a deep dive into a specific FMCG category in Asia. This report was professionally developed and presented and very informative. We have also utilised the Merchant team for commercial introductions in Asia, the UAE, the EU and the UK. These introductions have been very helpful in developing new business relationships and fast tracking the sales process. ...read more

Jeff Hastings CEO and Founder of Naturo Technologies Pty Ltd (Haelen Milk and Natavo).

We have worked with Jim and Alan at Merchant 138 on a number of projects over the last 18 months. Initially, we engaged Merchant 138 to do a deep dive into a specific FMCG category in Asia. This report was professionally developed and presented and very informative. We have also utilised the Merchant team for commercial introductions in Asia, the UAE, the EU and the UK. These introductions have been very helpful in developing new business relationships and fast tracking the sales process. Jim and Alan’s global network in the FMCG industry is diverse and we will continue to utilise their services as we grow our global footprint.

Jeff Hastings CEO and Founder of Naturo Technologies Pty Ltd (Haelen Milk and Natavo).

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Alan Evans

Managing Partner

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Alan Evans's Bio

— Managing Partner

Traveller, entrepreneur and business professional. Alan is the founder of Merchant 138 and heads up the organisation in Adelaide, South Australia.

Alan’s decades of wide and varied experience bring decades of experience in consulting, import/export and balancing people with technology. As an Enterprise Architect he has worked at sites across the UK, USA, Europe and Australia in a variety of industries including Finance, Utilities, Government, Research, Education, Telecoms and Supply Chain Management.

Alan has acquired a broad range of technical and business skills in his career giving him an excellent foundation for developing and supporting business relationships. Business has taken him far away from both England and Australia, to many different countries and allowed him to indulge his sense of adventure and interest in other cultures.

Alan is outdoor enthusiast. When he lived in Salt Lake City, he was actively snowboarding, wake boarding and mountain biking. He was born in Sheffield, England, and remains true to his roots by coaching senior level football. Still actively playing football, but other pursuits include fitness and guitar.

Jim White

Managing Partner

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Jim White's Bio

— Managing Partner

Exuding proven business confidence, drive, credibility, and leadership, coupled with an MBA in Marketing; Jim brings a powerful blend of managerial and consultancy expertise to his role at Merchant 138.

From farming in the Australian Outback to working for and driving the strategic development of leading food companies around the world, including Simplot, Ebro Foods, McCormick, IFFCO and Monin, Jim has worked across all aspects of the food industry. His sense of adventure and love of food has taken him on a journey over the last 25 years, working in Indonesia, Canada, Azerbaijan, Italy, UK, Australia, UAE, Malaysia, and is now based in Bali, Indonesia.

As a strategic growth specialist, Jim has an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of managing food manufacturing companies, importers and distributors, and clients in the retail, foodservice and manufacturing sectors. Coupled together with his exposure to different cultures and passion for travel and golf, Jim brings his unique insights to business growth and life.