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December 27, 2018

What To Do With Excess Seasonal Inventory

*As we take a short holiday break, we’re re-sharing some of our favorite and most timely articles.* 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…

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November 14, 2018

Connecting The Foodservice Dots

Restaurants of all sizes are constantly on the lookout for new trends and menu ideas. This is an opportunity for food providers to get their products on onto foodservice menus. But what does that mean from a logistics standpoint and how does one go about getting noticed in the first place?

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September 20, 2018

Is Life Getting In The Way Of Your Customer Sales?

I don’t know about you, but right now I have about 15 different web pages open (on two separate web browsers, a Word document, a Google Spreadsheet, and Excel Spreadsheet, and my cell phone next to me. While I try to not be tech-ADD, it definitely happens from time to time and despite my best…

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September 4, 2018

Building A Subscription Business Model For Your Food Business (PODCAST)

Adding a subscription model to your business can be a great way to make sure your customers get your product regularly and help you add consistency to your revenue stream. Today we’re talking with CeAnne Kosel of St. Fiacre’s Farm, purveyors of artisan loose leaf tea, about how they’ve worked to build their company’s subscription…

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August 28, 2018

Where Do You Stand On Plastic?

Plastic is the new evil foe of the media world. Plastic straws are being banned or given up around the country. Many cities have instituted a plastic bag ban. And the recent National Geographic magazine devoted to plastic’s impact on the economy have many people looking for ways to minimize their use of plastics.

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August 23, 2018

Can You Stop A Big Retailer From Knocking Off Your Idea?

I recently taught a food business class at a college local to where I live and at the end of the class one student asked whether or not there was anything you could do to prevent a retailer from knocking off your idea. She mentioned that it had happened to a friend of hers. A…

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