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The Starbucks Roastery Interior Design Will...
The classic Starbucks Reserve Roastery brick building in Seattle sets the stage for the experience inside, suggestive of a coffee Willy Wonka factory
How to Make Promotional Ideas Effective in...
In-Store Retail Marketing is the lifeblood of the supermarket and for brands. These create Trial and Repeat Purchase AND create all important Impulse Sales. You know impulse, all of those items you purchased that were not on your shopping list!
Wal-Mart to Open its First Wal-Mart Express
Walmart Is Creating Express Stores to Solve Shoppers Convenience Gap.
10 Questions to Ask a Food Copacker
Here are 10 questions to ask a food copacker. Food entrepreneurs make big mistakes by spending money on production equipment vs. spending on new product launches and retail trade support.
Restaurant Formats - QSR, Casual Dining and...
Restaurant Formats - Starting a restaurant? Here are the basics of QSR, Casual Dining and Fast Casual
Don’t Write a Business Plan to Start Your...
Tips on Getting Your Product Idea Out of the Kitchen with the One Page Business Plan
The Role of McDonald's Happy Meals
Anyone reading this with children know “Happy Meals” and have purchased more than your fair share, whether by choice OR begrudgingly. What is interesting is this statistic: Happy Meals are approximately 10% of McDonalds sales.
Is your food packaging really bad?
Your food packaging has to communicate in 1/10 of a second your brand identity and features and benefits. Otherwise you lose the customer! Food packaging must be functional and adhere to FDA Labeling and Health Claims regulations.
How to Sell Your New Product to Whole Foods...
Want to know how to sell to Whole Foods? An interview with the CEO of Prosperity Organics on their national Whole Foods rollout.
Creating a Successful Food & Beverage Sales...
Your new food product is now ready to get Out of the Kitchen and on to the Retail Shelf. How your product tastes is NOT the most important factor element of your sales pitch. Successful new product launch requires an effective sales pitch to a retail buyer.
New Vs. Used Commercial Kitchen Equipment
The decision for building a commercial kitchen is a big investment whether you are a restaurant or a food entrepreneur selling product to the grocery retail sector.
3 Tips on Calculating Food Costs
Cloud based software can help small food manufacturing businesses manage cost of goods effortlessly help move from a recipe to a structured bill of materials
The Marketing Mix
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How to Make Your First Sales Calls to...
Successful food entrepreneurs advice – Avoid mistakes… no me-too products, know the market need and create strong brand differentiators before you try to pitch your products to supermarkets.
The Foodpreneur's Beginning Tips for Starting a...
The Foodpreneur's entrepreneur success stories teach you how to sell to grocery stores.
Tips For Making Your Food Product Labels Right...
Want a fast and cheap way to make food product labels? Invest in making correct and accurate labels and a food lawyer to save time and money later.
Food Brokers – Partners in Successful New...
Food entrepreneurs should consider a food broker given today’s competitive Food & Beverage landscape. Brokers are experts to Get Your Product on the Retailers Shelf in supermarkets, specialty food retail stores and mass merchants like Target and Walmart.
Visual Marketing at the Retail Shelf
Your product has one second to grab the grocery shoppers attention. Learn how to design effective in-store point of sales.
A 10 Step Food Product Marketing Plan - Ask the...
A product marketing plan can be built in ten logical steps for any food and beverage product. Brand positioning leads to better brand awareness to get the consumer to take your product off of the supermarket shelf. You just have to follow each step to get from kitchen to market faster!
How to Sell Food Products at Your Local Farmers...
Farmers Markets are still a great platform to build your business. Eliminate the middleman and sell directly with these tips.
Financing for small food businesses finally...
How to Fund a Small Business? Crowdfunding is a new way for Food Entrepreneurs to scale their business and to get the crowd to bring small brands to the next level. CircleUp is focusing on consumer products companies. Why? Because the crown shops and knows what is out there.
Food 101 - Small Business Marketing. 5 Step...
Developing a food business marketing plan can be a daunting process. Use this five step process to improve your food business marketing strategies.
What is Happening in the Snacking Category
Consumers want everything in their snacking options: Better For You, Indulgence, Portability. The question is, can brands deliver?
Is Pret A Manger Upscale Fast Food or Fast...
Fast food trends are hard to predict and upscale fast food is appearing in many locations. Pret A Manger sandwich shops are upscale fast food - a hybrid fast food and fast casual restaurant. Upscale fast food Pret a Manger will be coming to a suburban shopping center near you.
Ice Cream, You Scream, We All Scream: The...
Why have so many ice cream makers had Listeria recalls? This analysis from a food safety expert sheds light on the issues, along with prevention tips.
Nutrition Facts Label – An Expert Shows...
The nutrition information label is an important tool in your marketing mix. A nutrition expert show the before and after nutrition facts label after revised new product development of a cupcake. Consider getting a package design professional who works with a nutrition expert. They know the food packaging guidelines for designing the nutritional facts label to adhere to FDA nutrition facts guidelines. Page 2.
Fast Casual Restaurants - Watch out for Retail...
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New Product Launch Tips from Pretzel Crisps
Here are tips on successful new product launch and successfully creating a winning retail buyer sales pitch in the food & beverage market from VP of Marketing at Pretzel Crisps.
Key Steps to Launching a Profitable New Food...
How do you innovate and launch new products successfully on to the grocery shelves? Beanitos CEO says you should be looking at food trends to see market opportunities. Also look at other successful entrepreneurs can help you create a successful road map for your food business.
Why Do Food Entrepreneurs Fail? They are Stuck...
The path of a food entrepreneur is this: getting out of the kitchen, getting on the shelf and getting on the consumers plate. Why do food entrepreneurs fail? They get stuck in the kitchen, meaning they focus so intently on the “food”… thinking incorrectly that this is the path to success. Why does this happen?
Most Memorable New Product Launches Part 1
What are the new product launches food consumers remember the most, according to a report from Schneider Associates.
Barilla Launches Microwavable Meals - Not...
How did Barilla use Mommy Bloggers for their Barilla Microwaveable Meals new product launch campaign? And why did they introduce these as shelf-stable meals vs. more familiar frozen food meals? The confluence of trends in consumers suggested position shelf-stable to today’s time starved consumers and moms in particular.
How to Build a Brand and Launch Products in the...
How do brands market healthy snack for kids? Far too often, parents face the compromise in snacks: convenience to match busy kids schedules vs. the healthy snack attributes moms seek. It appears GoGo squeeZ may have found the perfect “snack solution” for parents. The squeezable pouch and built-in straw make healthy snacking and playing on-the-go easy for kids.
What is Content Marketing?
Content Marketing is necessary for Successful New Product Launches. Food entrepreneurs are challenged with limited marketing budgets yet need to “get the word out”. It is more than social media and search engines optimization. Learn how a carefully crafted content marketing plan allows you to increase awareness and “trial” of your food or beverage product. And most importantly, repeat purchase.
Consumers Don't Cook From Scratch... they go to...
Fewer consumers cook from scratch resulting in the growth of Grocerants. Grocerants are a result of retail channel blurring between restaurants and grocery stores. The target the time-starved consumers with ready eat or ready to heat food components that can be bundled into a meal.
FDA Rules - Energy Drinks vs. Dietary Supplements
What is the difference between a beverage and a dietary supplement? An interview with an expert Richard Perlmutter, M.S. President of Abington Nutrition Services LLC
New Product Launch - Take a Position
Food 101 - Successful New Product Launches by using the 5 Steps to Positioning Food and Beverage Products
Free Research Data To Plan Your Food or...
Finding reliable, detailed research data to make a case for starting a food business isn't always cheap, and is rarely free. Start with these resources.
Want to Pitch Your Small Food Business?
I am searching for food entrepreneurs to pitch their new business or innovative food products here on About.com. I am The FoodPreneur and food & beverage guide here… as business strategist, I help food entrepreneurs launch their business. I am inviting you to participate in the Food & Beverage “Pitch Your Food Business” here on About.com.
Social Media, Customer Content Marketing from...
Major grocery retailers are rushing in embrace Social Media to execute Custom Content Grocery Marketing.
Have a Food Business? Learn Sales Forecasting...
If you own a food business, you can learn sales forecasting in 5 easy steps
A (Re)Fresher Look at Food & Beverage...
Food and Beverage Packaging has four roles, Product Protection, Product safety, Product Freshness and Brand Identity... integral to successful new product development and new product launch for food entrepreneurs starting or running a food business.
Pret’s Sandwich Shops Are Urban Focused
Urban upscale fast food brand Pret A Manger is following the fast food trend of urban focused upscale fast food. Beyond the sandwich shop, a hybrid of fast food and fast casual restaurant will be located in the new CityTarget in Chicago. Page 3.
Food Trucks: Latest Food Trend Mobilizes Food...
Food Trucks: Latest Food Trend Mobilizes Food To Go. Thinking of starting a food business? Technomic, the leading foodservice research and consulting firm has released a report on emerging trends in the restaurant business. Their bottom line is the restaurant landscape is changing in three key areas. Read on for more details.
Farmers markets are a low cost way to launch...
Low cost food business startup idea- try a farmers market first. Tips from @buzzfarmers Amanda MacArthur can help you get going.
How to sell to grocery stores from a real Food...
Do you want know how to sell to grocery stores? Learn from entrepreneur success stories like this one from Fun to Eat Fruit.
Red Mango Social Media New Product Launch
Social Word of Mouth is fast becoming the choice of foodpreneurs (food entrepreneur) as well as the larger brands. Red Mango frozen yogurt is moving to social product launch with Honey Badger flavors
4 Steps to Build a Social Media Food Marketing...
Food entrepreneurs can use these 5 Steps of social media food marketing to help cultivate an organic community around a brand or product. At the same time, few things have the power to capture people’s fancy and incite enthusiasm like good food and drink.
Here's What Investors Funding Food &...
Natural food and beverage entrepreneurs can pitch investors at the Nutrition Capital Network. Learn what investors look for before funding a startup.
Most Memorable New Product Launches Part 2
This is part two of the most memorable product launches food consumers remember the most, according to a report from Schneider Associates. Page 3.
The Digital Shopper at Supermarkets
The Digital Shopper is Changing Shopper Behavior In Store. 35% of consumers download coupons from brand and/or retailer web sites.
STOP! Don't produce your own food... get a...
Do we want someone else to assemble your food products? GSC's business is assembly of a finished product. Foods that are best for contract packers are the kinds that can be sent in as bulk. Snack foods and frozen foods are not applicable.
Cosnider What is Possible and then be Practical
Here are simple tips buying new or used commercial kitchen decision for outfitting a commercial kitchen. Page 2.
6 Great Sites To Post and Find Food &...
Want to know where to post job ads for your food business? This list of recommended job websites comes from experiences of food entrepreneurs.
Plan Your 2015 Food and Beverage Industry Event...
Start planning your food business and connecting with buyers and suppliers at food and beverage tradeshows. Here's a list of the best events in 2015.
Selecting the Right Food Packaging Products
GSC Packaging, an expert, has tips for food startups select the right food package.
How do you decide on Lease to Own
When you shop for commercial kitchen equipment you can buy it for cash, lease it conventionally or take the hybrid lease to own. See what this means.
Connecting the Dots on Walmart
Walmart is seeking more share of stomach in the food and beverage sector with Neighborhood Markets, Walmart Express and Social Media efforts on Facebook with My Local Walmart
TJ squashes grocery store competitors with...
Trader Joes secret weapon... in-store experience, great prices and customer delight
5 Keys to Retail Success for Your Food Business
Follow these 5 Steps to obtain supermarket distribution for your small artisanal food brand from the founder of Green Mountain Mustard.
Cupcake Wars
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Pret’s Sandwich Shops Avoid the US...
Pret A Manger avoids the fast food super sized meals and focuses on local US tastes in their upscale urban sandwich shops. These sandwich shops cater to a time starved, healthy, value driven urban customers with their sandwich in a box meals. Page 2.
5 Ways to Create Your Brand Story with...
Your competition can't copy the emotional connection your brand has with your customers. Create great content marketing with your backstory.
Learn the difference between Food Additives and...
Do you really need to know the difference between Food Additives and Food Ingredients? You do in order to avoid FDA regulatory headaches and fines
Technomic Pizza Consumer Trend Report -Market...
Fast Casual and Upscale QSR Pizza providing market leadership in innovative new offerings. Although pizza is consumed by approximately 50% of the public weekly, pizza operators are looking to expand their menus AND increase the average ticket with desserts and sandwiches.
Consumers are changing
Consumers are changing – we don’t eat 3 meals a day. Food trends to watch are customization and personalization which are becoming differentiators in new product launch and the consumer share of stomach.
Find Out If You Could Lose Your Google Search...
Mobile websites and mobile online stores must look great per the April 2015 Google Mobile Friendly guidelines. Or your search rankings could plummet.
Frito Lay’s Launches New Products Made...
Capitalizing on the “healthier for you trends” burgeoning in today’s food market, Frito Lay is taking the bold move to make segments of their snack line more health and wellness focused.
Turn #FoodPorn Into Profit With a Social Media...
The National Pork Board analyzed hashtags to see how pork shows up in social media. Learn what they found and the magic of hashtag strategy.
Gross Margin - How to Calculate
Here is a quick review of Gross Margin for the retail food & beverage sector
Restaurant Catering Marketing Ideas
An expert gives us 10 ways to build your restaurant catering program
How to Get Your Product on the Retailer's Shelf
Practical Tips for Getting Your Product on the Retailers Shelf
How to Design a Nutrition Facts Label for New...
Designing a nutritional facts label requires a food packaging designer with an understanding of FDA’s nutrients of concern and nutrients to encourage.
Using Food Stamps at Fast Food - Creating Food...
Using using food stamps for fast food – USDA SNAP is Subsidizing Retail at the expense of Quick Service Restaurants. Why should the food polices prohibit using food stamps for fast food meals particularly with a growing menu of healthy meals from selling to food stamp recipients.
Idea to Opportunity Feasibility Template... The...
Idea to Opportunity Feasibility Template. The ADTV Model.
New Food Trends - Mini Desserts
The mini desserts trend is built on this… providing the consumer just the right amount of indulgence
More Things You Need to Know When Starting a...
3 critical components most food entrepreneurs ignore, Licenses needed for Food Distribution and working with a Product Fulfillment service
Save money when you are shopping for kitchen...
Want to save money buying kitchen equipment for your food business or restaurant? Think scratch and dent as a way to save big dollars.
Kickstarter Funded This Beautiful Packaging for...
Marlo's Bakeshop shares its story of creating an elegant giftable soft baked biscott brand to appeal to specialty gourmet retailers and consumers.
Tips on New Vs. Used
Here are tips for the new vs. used decision for building a commercial kitchen. Page 3.
Private Label Trends 2013 - More Choice in...
Private Label Manufacturers Association continues to show the strength in Private Label Retail Store Brands.
How to Create Brand Evangelists
Customers that can’t say enough about your brand are what we call Brand Evangelists. They are your best sales people since they have high credibility. They are impartial as a brand messenger and all they cost you is great service! So how do you convert your customers to brand evangelists? Gladworks Marketing tells you how.
So You Love Coffee and Want to Start a Coffee...
If you want to learn about starting a coffee business - a cafe, a coffee roastery, or how to be a great barista, information and classes abound.
Future Trends in the Food Industry
Demands placed on the consumer contribute to a food marketplace focused on convenience
Small Business Pitch from Favorable Treats...
Small Business Pitch from Favorable Treats - They sell all-natural, made-from-scratch cookie dough. They really sell a nostalgic feeling of what you experienced as a kid. Well positioned as a “Favorable Treats reminds you of your favorite memories of yesterday while eating that favorite cookie.”
Growing Your Market Share- Develop a Winning...
So, how will you get your “unfair” share of the pie? Your food product marketing plan must include a winning retail sales pitch for you to grow your brand share and maximize your retail distribution channels. You can’t get off the shelf unless you get on the shelf. Page 2.
What Is Crisis Communications?
Public Relations Planning includes reputation management to handle product recalls and negative social media word of mouth.
Starting a Food Business
Get Your Product Idea Out of Kitchen and On To Your Consumer’s Plate
Heinz Foodservice uses a Digital Marketing...
Social Media Engagement is the How….. The Great Idea is the What. Heinz Social Media and Digital Marketing address the what before they jump into tactics. Foodpreneurs can learn from their 3 pronged social strategy for their own new product launch efforts.
MyGroceryDeals.com - More than Online Coupons...
The grocery path to purchase is increasingly being influenced by digital and mobile technology. The path to purchase is influenced by the recipes we use to create meals, health and wellness issues and even food allergies.
Amazon Fresh A New Private Label Brand
Why will Amazon Private Label Foods be a serious contender in retail grocery? They know how manage the last mile.
How to Work With Food Packaging and Graphics...
I will unlock the secrets in working with food packaging designers for artisan, local or specialty foods businesses starting with the RFP or Request for Proposal. Page 2.
Do you really know how to buy food packaging.
You really don't know how to purchase food packaging for your new foood business. Want to know how to do it?
How to Assess and Control Shipping Costs for...
Do you know to select corrugated shippers for your food business? Staples Industrial gives you tips and techniques.
Could This Be the Next Plant-based Beverage...
Coconut water and aloe vera juice lead the plant-based beverage category. In 2015 U.S. made prickly pear cactus water brands are a new trend.
GoBites Capitalizes on Growing Snack Trends
Brinner (breakfast for dinner), Linner, lunch merging with dinner. Perpetual Snacking (and small bites), we are fast becoming a nation of perpetual snackers… only 5 percent of consumers eat three square meals a day. As a matter of fact the idea of a normal day being breakfast, lunch and dinner is a myth according to Technomic.
Channel Migration Blurs the Lines of Grocery...
Restaurant trends and retail food rends point to blurring lines. We went from channels to channel blurring to omnichannel and now migration marketing. Consumers find fresh prepared ready-2-eat food options at a wide and growing array of outlets across almost every channel: convenience stores, chain drug stores, restaurants, grocery stores, club stores, vending and even more non-food retailers like dollar stores.
Consumers are changing – we don’t...
Consumers are changing – we don’t eat 3 meals a day. Food trends to watch are Brinner (breakfast for dinner), Linner (lunch merging with dinner). Perpetual Snacking is a trend that is particular relevant to Gen X and Gen Y presenting opportunities for new food brands.
Do You Know How to Design a Nutrition Facts...
Did you know you can design a Nutrition Facts Label for free with ReciPal for nutrition analysis?
Learn from a Food Entrepreneur's Success Story
Do you want know how to sell to grocery stores? Learn from entrepreneur success stories like this one from Fun to Eat Fruit.
How can I sell my food products to Walmart?
How can I sell my food products to Walmart? As the number 1 food retailer in the USA, many food entrepreneurs aspire to sell to Walmart. Shopper Marketing agency FUEL Partnerships outlines six steps to a Walmart sales pitch.
Most new food businesses fail! Why?
Practical Tips for Getting on the Retailers Shelf
Small Business Pitch Kitchen Table Bakers...
Starting a Gluten Free food business means you should be working with Celiac Support Groups for greater awareness. Social media reviews and sampling are the keys here for Kitchen Table Bakers.
Sweet Leaf Teas Move from the Teapot to...
Capitalizing on the “healthier for you trends” Sweet Leaf Tea combines Grandmas recipe with high tech production methods and a funky internet branding strategy.
These Unusual Pizza Businesses Do It Their Way
Thinking of starting a pizza business? See how new pizza and dough businesses are creating flexible business models beyond the pizzeria.
Be a Contributing Author on the Food and...
Would you like to be a contributing author on the About.com Food & Beverage site?
Frozen Meals Trends
See how we are buying and eating today.
There are now over 7,800 farmers markets...
Here are tips on marketing using social media at the farmers markets to drive traffic and sales.
Stopping Food Waste Creates Good For Everyone
Stopping food waste and hunger are a huge issue for the USDA, food and beverage manufacturers and farms. Make every day Earth Day with some good ideas.
Diet Pepsi Skinny Can
Diet Pepsi Launches Skinny Can In Hopes Of Launching Brand To Move Out Of 3rd Place. Page 2.
Why 2015 is the Year of Natural Nut Butters and...
Want to know how to start a natural nut butter company ? Learn about successful nut spread companies and entrepreneurs and find your business niche.
Content Marketing Case Studies
Content Marketing New Product Launch success stories from Good Green Bars and Three Tarts. As food entrepreneurs they were challenged with limited marketing budgets yet need to “get the word out”. They knew it was more than social media and search engines optimization and opted for a carefully crafted content marketing plan. They achieved increased awareness and “trial” of their food products and most importantly, repeat purchase.
Meet These Successful Women Food Inventors and...
Where would we be without chocolate chip cookies? Meet some American women food product inventors and entrepreneurs paving the way to a better world.
Working with a Food Client on Brand Positioning
Woman food entrepreneur creates a successful brand of fusion flavored empanadas... World Empanadas.
Chobani is Successfully Marketing through...
See how Chobani’s Early Adopter have great powers in driving brand advocacy and new sales
How Amazon Selects Food Vendors for Seattle...
Online Grocery Shopping business models have fallen on that “last mile of delivery”. Well Amazon Fresh’s Seattle Spotlight program has the solution for selecting vendors and getting your food to you fresh.
The Future of Food Retail is not Fast Casual
Harris Interactive found that Americans continue to be reducing how often that they eat out at restaurants. How will retail grocery respond?
Brokers Need to Hear a Winning Sales Pitch
We show you how to Prepare Your Sales Pitch to Potential Food Brokers and create a list of key questions to ask a food broker at your first meeting. These tips help you partner with the right broker to Get Your Product on Retailers Shelves in the supermarket. Page 2.
Why Food Entrepreneurs Fail? They Are Stuck in...
So how do you avoid costly food business startup mistakes? The best way is to learn from others so here is my follow-up article…
You can't sell food you make in your Kitchen
Tips for getting into production, Production and Fulfillment ideas
The Foodpreneur helps Franks Pickled Peppers...
The Foodpreneur will show you how to sell food at a Farmer's Markets like Franks Pickled Peppers
How to Control Restaurant Food Costs Due to the...
Dining Alliances, a major restaurant Group Purchasing Organization gives Six Steps to Protect Your Bottom Line from Drought Damage. They show Independent or New Restaurants how to survive upcoming food price increases expected for 2013.
What is a CoPacker or Contract Packer
A contract packaging company can be a great asset to a food entrepreneur, freeing the foodpreneur to focus on new product launch and consumer marketing.
Your business will SINK without great digital...
Learn how to sell more products with Twitter. Launch new products, create your own branded 24 hour news cycle and allow you to have those critical one-to-one conversations with your consumers.
Food & Beverage branding strategy for Food - No...
Food entrepreneurs can create branding strategy by following 4 fundamentals for higher revenue and lower marketing costs.
Consumers Want Quick and Easy Meals for Dinner
Consumers Want Quick and Easy Meals for Dinner and prepared foods with portability are driving retail food success. QSR's excel at portable foods that are inexpensive and supermarkets are stepping up to the plate to deliver read-2-eat options for busy moms.
Frozen Meals Play a Key Role in Addressing...
Do you rely on frozen foods in some fashion or another? Just opening your freezer probably answers this question. We all need to make meal time easier and more enjoyable.
Starting a small company – Learn how to...
Starting a small company – See How Zero Water gains shelf space in major retail stores
Brand Identity
With most consumer's today making food and beverage brand decisions in-store how does packaging play an important role as your Brand's Ambassador. Page 5.
New Product Launch of Ensure Clear
Abbott Nutrition applied their key learnings of Baby Boomers changing tastes to launch a new product in the Ensure portfolio; Ensure Clear. Ensure Clear looks like a functional beverage with the brands well know nutritional benefits for older adults. It was the markets first nutritional drink as an alternative to shakes. Ensure Clear is poised to be a new class of beverage options for adults seeking supplemental nutrition as they age.
Business Pitch: Ice Syrup
What is Ice Syrup? We have taken top class Frozen (the same process used to produce Ice Wine) Vidal and Cabernet Franc wine grapes, and pressed and evaporated the juice from them to create an incredible lush, balanced and delicious food additive, enhancer and seasoning.
Starbucks and Kraft Divorcing
Starbucks and Kraft Divorcing.Coffee Wars Are Brewing.Read How the Coffee Wars are Brewing New Products and Distribution.
Trends to Watch in Product Launch
Olive Garden launched a line of salad dressings at SAM’s club, IHOP launched a new line of syrup in supermarkets. This got me thinking about the new trend of Migration Marketing from some of the major foodservice restaurant brands.
Ready Set Cupcake Business Pitch
Ready Set Cupcake business pitch is perfect: Ready Set Cupcake fills the niche of consumers wanting a quality product… the desire to bake it myself… without needing the skills of a baker.
FDA Regulations on Food Health Claims
A foodpreneur's guide to understanding FDA Regulations on foodhealth claims and how to design food labeling to communicate food and nutrition information.
Women-owned Businesses Making Healthy Food...
Learn how women food entrepreneurs who want to grow a major food business can sell to Walmart thanks to their plans to source $20 billion from women.
Mommy Bloggers and Crowdsourcing
OK so how do you use crowdsourcing to follow food trends for new product planning. How about following Mommy Bloggers and listen for great product ideas.
How to Make Social Media Work for Your Food...
How to Make Social Media Work for Your Food Business
Zip List State of the Kitchen Report Shows...
One in three grocery shoppers use a mobile device in store to look up recipe ideas, coupons, nutritional information or competitor pricing. 30% of shoppers buy a product because it is in a recipe they want to try.
What Organic Food Does Food Babe Wish Existed?
Organic and natural candy lovers and eaters like Food Babe need good organic non-GMO marshmallows. Here's a great DIY recipe for candy businesses too.
Group Purchasing Organizations
What is a GPO? Well, independent restaurants need a group purchasing organization to attaing food costs equal to casual and fast casual national chains. Interviewing a few GPO's will tell you which one works best for your small restaurant.
It's not about the food! Most of the retailers...
Avoid These 5 Major Problems of Food Startups. Buyers care more about profit than your food!
Starting a Home-based Cottage Food Business?...
Learn about if a home-based small food business also needs a business license or if the cottage food / homemade food license is all you need.
Our Crystal Ball for Consumer Food Trends
Mintel, the global leader in market and consumer intelligence, has their crystal ball out revealing consumer food trends in the year ahead.
Grocery Retailers Looking At Artificial...
Want to see an example of a grocery retailers looking at artificial intelligence apps to supercharge their mcommerce marketing strategy? Mobile marketing is going beyond pushing promotional deals and is crossing the line to behavioral tracking and behavioral modification. Page 2.
New Food Product Ideas Increasingly Come from...
New product ideas and food marketing should start with crowdsourcing. Why? The visual aspect of Pinterest gives you a tool to know what consumers are eating and sharing with their friends.
The Whole Foods Cookie Bar Innovative In-Store...
Get your cookies and salad at the same time at Whole Foods new Cookie Bar
How Much Do We Love Specialty Food? Industry...
Retail sales of specialty food in 2014 hit record highs with higher sales growth trends in foodservice sector per a Specialty Food Association report.
Krispy Kreme’s Digital Strategy
Brand authenticity… what is that? Krispy Kremes digital marketing strategy is grounded on finding the answer to this simple question: “do they really care”. Social Media should be all about make it easier for customers to use the brand in a way that is natural NOT getting people to use the brand differently.
Business Pitch Dukan Diet Products
Dukan Diet products give Low carb dieters healthy food options made with natural ingredients such as oat bran, stevia and lo han that will increase convenience and provide optimal health benefits.

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