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June 15, 2015

Fermented Foods Find Favor Amongst Consumers

It was bound to happen.  For several years there’s been a rise in the preference of bold and spicy flavors over mild and newfound interest in ‘ancient’ grains and other ‘ancient’ cooking methods.  Couple that with the growing trend of healthful snacking and eating and it’s not surprise that fermented foods are taking center stage…

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June 9, 2015

Price Hikes In The Future For Food Ingredients?

There’s been a lot of bad news on the ingredient front these days and most of it, unfortunately, seems to be pointing towards an increase in food costs.  As food entrepreneurs, that’s obviously key to our businesses so here are some of the things that has analysts nervous these days:

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May 26, 2015

Amazon Said To Be Launching A Platform For Artisan Producers

Amazon, the behemoth e-commerce site that reportedly has 278 million active accounts, is said to have recently approached Etsy sellers via email encouraging them to check out Amazon’s new marketplace for artisans called Handmade.   First reported in the Wall Street Journal, Etsy and Amazon have both declined to comment but it’s left the artisan world…

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May 15, 2015

Online 4-week Food Business Finance Course For Entrepreneurs

Starting June 3rd, I will be running a 4-week online course in conjunction with Portland State University focused exclusively on the financial side of starting and running a food business.  This, along with marketing questions, is the one area I get asked about more than any other and is not simply I can easily devote…

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