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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 27, 2017

What To Do With Excess Seasonal Inventory

No matter how well you track your sales, forecasting how much to make is never an exact science. If you tried to forecast how much of your shelf-stable product to make for the holiday season – especially if it’s a holiday-centric product or in holiday packaging – you could very well find yourself with extra…

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October 30, 2017

The Rise Of Ghost Restaurants

Ghost restaurants, it seems, are on the rise. No, these are not dining establishments targeting ghosts or some other Halloween-inspired concept. Ghost restaurants are those that exist exclusively through delivery and offer no place to sit down to eat or even to pick up in person.

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October 23, 2017

The Demise Of Discovery

I used Amazon Fresh’s Pickup service the other day. Living in Seattle as I do, we have several locations in the city where you can place your order online and then literally drive up and pick it up. You never even need to get out of your car.

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October 19, 2017

Keeping On Top Of Your Customers’ Repurchasing Habits

The other day I received an interesting email from a food brand I’d purchased online from a few weeks earlier. ‘Are You Running Low’ the subject line asked and, when I opened the email, the company let me know that I may be running low of a few products.

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October 5, 2017

Kroger To Fill Whole Foods Place When It Comes To Local Products?

Where one door closes, another apparently opens. Last week we talked a little bit about how Whole Foods Market is looking to make itself more competitive in the industry by potentially doing away with its laser-focus on providing local brands to specific local markets. Reports say that Whole Foods is thinking about doing away with…

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