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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 7, 2016

Guest Post: What To Bring To A Retailer Pitch Meeting

Starting out in the food business can be intimidating, especially when you have to go up against household name brands to score a space on grocery store shelves without the help of a product broker. But, if you do manage to land a pitch meeting with a grocery store chain, make sure you go above…

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November 30, 2016

Consumers Buying More Snacks Online

Not only are consumers purchasing more snacks than every before, but a recent report showed that a small but steadily growing percentage of those snacks are being purchased online as opposed to in grocery stores or traditional shopping channels.

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November 28, 2016

The Pros, Cons, & Logistics Involved In Popup Stores (PODCAST)

This podcast was based on a request from a listener who wanted to understand more about how to set up and operate a popup store.  I though it was such a good idea, and not a topic we’ve covered a lot on this site, that I reached out to Matthew Greenwell of Storefront, a technology…

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November 17, 2016

Alert Your Customers To Holiday Deadlines

Like it or not, the holidays are rapidly approaching (or bearing down on us – depending on how stressed you are!) and if you derive some sales during the holiday season then you know how stressful this time of year can be.  To try to minimize your stress and maximize your orders, the best thing…

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November 1, 2016

Amazon Looking To Step Further Into The Grocery Space

Every Tuesday around 5am I hear a familiar sound out on the street. It’s a big, green truck delivering groceries for a neighbor. While Amazon is making inroads with its Amazon Fresh program, the big online retailer is actually looking at how they can start making inroads to the brick-and-mortar space as well.  

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