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The Problem With Knowing the Solution

Figure out the problem before the solution. Sometimes ignorance really is bliss!

Vinegar and baking soda is the miracle cleanser, the cure all for most any natural cleaning, unclogging and pretty much every other worldly need. So when my hand-held shower head wouldn’t let 90% of the water spray through, oh ya, I knew what to do. How simple… Pulled out the multi-gallon bottle of distilled white vinegar…

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Stonewall Kitchen’s Amazing Journey Continues

Stonewall Kitchen Fancy Food Show booth

Stonewall Kitchen never ceases to impress me. From the first time I saw their brand at the company’s Portland, Maine retail shop to their charming Summer 2015 Fancy Food Show booth…Stonewall Kitchen is the envy of specialty food brands for a reason. Stonewall is everywhere Walking to the Javitz center for the recent show, I…

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Time to Enter the 2016 Good Food Awards! (Till July 31)

Fat Toad Farm sofi award winning caramel

Whether you’ve got a home-based preserves business with a license to sell retail OR you’re a nationwide, award-winning specialty food company focused on local ingredients and sourcing responsibly…the Good Food Awards could be your ticket to joining an awesome community and being labeled a winners of this popular awards program. This year a remarkable number…

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Who Woulda Thunk It Moments at the 2015 Summer Fancy Food Show

You can turn a garden variety confection into a dog's head and make everyone want to eat it.

The Summer Fancy Food Show in New York was my favorite ever.The trend reports and top picks from the 2015 Summer Fancy Food Show are out. While the memory is fresh, I’d like to share the most poignant experiences from the show: Amazing Speakers Retail store experience expert Kevin Kelley spoke about how retail customer experience should echo…

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