esprit wrote:About 15 years ago I had the LCBO list Duvel. Apparentlly it's no longer avaiable in Ontario. I receive calls every day from people looking for it even though I have not been the agent for over 2 years now. Sour grapes, of course, a new export manager who thought he would make great waves with agent changes around the world looks a bit silly right now. It does not matter to me. I spent so much money promoting Duvel at every major wine & beer fest in Ontario that it was not a profitable line for me. Horizon appears to be doing nothing. I don''appreciate the conments that have been posted about me and Horizon but, frankly, I don't care. I am an easy target because I am outspoken and say what I mean...doesn't matter. I have now resolved never to post on this site other than to announce new product offerrings...yes, it' my ball and I'm taking it away with me. Please let this thread die as I have no interest in further comments.,,but I know that there are those among you will feel the need to post...don't care! And if you're not careful, rabbit may come back...needelss to say, under another name. OK now I have to wash the dishes according to my wife. DRINK GOOD BEER.
So what you're saying is that the client actively seeked out a new distributor, rather than the distributor actively seeking to convince the client to switch.
Well, that's an entirely different kettle of fish. Now you've made it sound even less like poaching.
How is it Horizons fault that your client actively went searching for someone else to rep them? What are they supposed to do? Say, "No mister brewer! We can't take your money, you're already giving it to someone else!" If one of your competitors brands were jumping ship and asked you to rep them instead, would you say no?