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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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July 10, 2014

Feedback on the Fancy Food Show NYC

Last week, the National Association of Specialty Food Trade held their Summer Fancy Food Show trade show in NYC.  While I didn’t have a chance to attend because of previous commitments, David from North River Dry Goods, a snacks company, walked the show one day and shared his observations which he has given us permission to share with…

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January 28, 2014

Specialty Food 2014 Plate Of The Union Report

What does the coming year hold for specialty food entrepreneurs?  Check out Small Food Business’ new 18-page Plate of the Union report for more information about the macro economic and consumer behavior factors that will impact the US specialty food industry in 2014. 

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January 13, 2014

Distributor/Broker Negotiation Cheat Sheet

First and foremost, welcome to the new site.  What do you think?  I realize at first it can be a little disorienting – sort of like walking into a supermarket and realizing they’ve changed up all the aisles – but hopefully you agree with me that this new look and feel is exactly what Small…

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August 23, 2013

Entrepreneurial Spotlight – Nuttzo

At first blush, Danielle LiVolsi might sound like so many other mompreneurs you hear about these days whose kids were the inspiration behind NuttZo, the nut and seed butter company she started five years ago.  But the story is so much more than that…

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