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Yes, There are Seafood Bargain Shoppers!

Freshly caught fish in Bali where it's ok to hang your cigarette over the merch.

I never knew seafood shopper habits could be so interesting. Yet this report from SeafoodSource.com, the international online news source for seafood industry professionals, seriously intrigued me: They detailed American consumers’ interest in seafood at the retail level, put together the longest infographic in the world, and boiled the findings down to six protein purchasing…

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Want to Expand Your Food Sales With a Regional Distributor?

cheese

After meeting Mary Calo — specialty food distribution expert and industry veteran — at the Petaluma Artisan Cheese Festival,  I asked her to share her insider knowledge to unravel those questions new food producers ask about when to approach a distributor, how to pick one…etc. Mary graciously laid out her knowledge and experiences, specifically related…

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Free Cookie Friday (Well, May 15 Anyway)

an amazing chocolate chip cookie

I’ve got chocolate chip cookies on the brain. Specifically teaching kids critical thinking through cookies. Making them. And the business of chocolate chip cookies. The cookies Doubletree serves guests are among my favorite, oddly enough. So for the May 15 National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day food holiday, I wrote all about the Doubletree by Hilton…

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Love This: Underserved Youth Chefing for Special Needs Prom

Sprouts Cooking Club is another program that pairs younger kids with professional chefs to learn about food, cooking and life

The Bay Area’s Chef Daniel Patterson has great restaurants and grand ambitions, all very well executed. Especially exciting is a non-profit called The Cooking Project (TCP), with free cooking classes taught by chefs to at risk youth. The non-profit is serving its first catered meal on Friday, May 15 (which is both Jamie Oliver’s Food…

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Searching for the right CRM is a vast amount of info to wade through

coffee demo

As luck would have it, when someone just asked me about a small business customer relationship management (CRM) system, I had the answer: Insightly. In short order, this startup has nearly become the defacto go-to for small businesses. I’ve tested it out myself, and they have a very intuitive yet complete set of features for…

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