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Creating a successful food business takes more than just good recipes.  In addition to making a great product, you also have to build a strong brand, engage with your customers, and grow sales.   Learn more about the different components of small food business ownership.

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June 1, 2017

Rethinking Stock Packaging

Farmers’ market is finally, gloriously here in the Pacific Northwest.  Similarly, warm(ish) and dry(ish) weather is also finally here too – at least 50% of the time – which means that I’ve been spending lots of time at farmers’ markets seeing what’s new on the local scene and picking up fruits and veggies and other…

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April 11, 2017

Guest Post – Is Your Product’s Packaging Ready for Retail?

You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover or a product by its packaging, but unfortunately, everyone does anyways! Your packaging can play a major role in your product’s success, so it’s imperative that you get it right. What exactly are grocery store distributors, retailers, and customers looking for when it comes to packaging? Follow…

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January 17, 2017

USDA Revises Rules Around “Best By” Label Information

While, outside of infant formula, ‘best by’ information on food labels is not required by the federal government, it is a way that many food producers use to alert consumers to when a product’s quality may begin to degrade.  If you’ve worked hard to win over a new customer, the last thing you want is…

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August 17, 2016

90% of Consumers Read Labels

In AllRecipes’ recent Measuring Cup report, the company’s research found that 9 out of 10 consumers read product labels before purchasing a new product.

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