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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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December 15, 2014

Entrepreneur Spotlight – Zenero

If asked, Pauline Shaw will be the first to admit that making sales calls to buyers is one of her least favorite business activities.  So how has she managed to grow her company, ZENERO – a line of gluten-free baking mixes, so that it’s being carried in numerous small and mid-sized regional retailers in under…

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December 3, 2014

Don’t Discount Convenience Stores For Food Sales

Many small food entrepreneurs, when thinking about where they might one day like to see their products, envision the top specialty and health food stores across the country.  The last place most ever think of trying to place their products is convenience stores.   I mean, when we talk convenience stores most of us think…

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November 7, 2014

6 Questions To Ask When A Large Retailer Approaches Your Artisan Business

As larger retailers come to understand the value that ‘artisan’ products hold for customers, more and more of them are searching for small producers that they can showcase in their stores.  While it may seem like a dream that when a large retailer talks to you about carrying your product, there are several things you…

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October 28, 2014

Holiday Sales Forecast Looks Stale…For Some

It’s not even Halloween but as you well know, retailers are already chomping at the bit to get the holiday shopping extravaganza underway.   Businesses everywhere, food businesses included, are wondering what this holiday season holds and whether the season will be a feast or a famine.

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October 22, 2014

Top 10 Places People Are Purchasing Specialty Foods

The Specialty Food Association, in collaboration with Mintel Research, recently came out with updated information about where people are purchasing specialty foods.  From farmers’ markets to supermarkets, where are people doing their artisan food buying these days?

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