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  • Retailers - Food and Drink International
    the company quickly grew after it began franchising in 1999 Because of its success in franchising BIGGBY COFFEE decided in 2006 to sell its company owned locations and focus only on building franchises Our objective is to come to work and assist people in developing a business utilizing the BIGGBY COFFEE platform McFall explains Read more Article by Alan Dorich Retailers 19 February 2014 Orange Leaf Frozen At Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt s stores customers not only find a broad selection of frozen treats but also a lively social environment co owner and CEO Reese Travis says On any given afternoon You can see anything there from a meeting of executives to a student council group he says Based in Oklahoma City Orange Leaf operates a chain of 305 self serve stores that offer multiple flavors of frozen yogurt We have a lot of options Travis says Orange Leaf started operations in San Francisco in 2008 and caught the eye of Travis who became a franchisee with his own locations in Norman and Lawton Okla and Wichita Falls Texas After falling in love with the concept he and several investors began lining up additional markets they wanted to pursue Read more Article by Alan Dorich Retailers 19 February 2014 Caribbean Cream Ltd Amere seven years after it was founded Caribbean Cream Ltd stands as the leading provider of ice cream in Jamaica Managing Director Chris Clarke says We are No 1 he says adding that the company has achieved that status by remaining distinctively Jamaican Some U S competitors will sell vanilla chocolate and strawberry products but Caribbean Cream instead stays true to local favorites The top selling flavors in Jamaica are grape nut and rum and raisin Clarke explains We also understand the product and make a product that s smoother Read more Article by Russ Gager Retailers 25 November 2013 Le Grand Marche Two countries make up the island of Saint Maarten in the Caribbean but they are not both Dutch only one is The other Saint Martin is French and includes approximately 60 percent of the island It is one of the smallest islands to be divided between two countries an arrangement that has persisted since 1648 This has made the grocery business very interesting on this island Read more Article by Jamie Morgan Retailers 25 November 2013 J T A Supermarkets Ltd As one of the most industrialized islands in its region Trinidad is accustomed to modern conveniences Its proximity to Venezuela and an abundance of oil and gas has given Trinidad the second highest country rating in its region But for all of the country s economic progress Christopher Mack managing director of J T A Supermarkets Ltd says it still yearns for old fashioned customer service Read more Article by Jim Harris Retailers 25 November 2013 Breadsmith Franchising When it comes to expansion Breadsmith prefers to take a quality over quantity approach If we can open two stores per year we re happy with

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  • Retailers - Food and Drink International
    best of today s freshness and style with the traditional values personal service and wholesomeness you expect from the neighborhood grocer but seldom find at other supermarkets it declares Read more Article by Alan Dorich Retailers 24 May 2013 Pete s Fresh Market Some firms become set in their ways and choose not to improve but not Pete s Fresh Market Instead the family owned grocery chain is evolving into a more corporate like structure as it has grown and achieved success Corporate Representative Marissa Dremonas says Dremonas family started the Chicago based business in the early 1970s as Pete s Produce a small full service produce stand on the city s South Side Her father co founder and owner James Dremonas grew the small business into a supermarket with quality meats a deli bakery and a hot foods department Read more Article by Jim Harris Retailers 24 May 2013 Harvest Market When Harvest Market opened in Fort Bragg Calif in 1985 there was little to distinguish it from many of its larger chain competitors in terms of product offerings and atmosphere That all changed in the mid 1990s after founder and owner Tom Honer began focusing on natural and organic products after recognizing his customers demand for such items Honer s desire to meet this demand would also eventually lead him in 2006 to purchase Mendosa s Market a 100 year old small family owned market in Mendocino Calif which it renovated and rechristened as Harvest at Mendosa s Read more Article by Brian Salgado Retailers 13 December 2012 Weigel s Inc To stay profitable over the course of eight decades Weigel s Convenience Stores has had to change alongside the ever evolving definition of the term convenience When it first opened in 1931 customers sought Weigel s for

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  • Retailers - Food and Drink International
    that get brands successfully on and off grocery store shelves Read more Article by Jim Harris Retailers 27 February 2012 Zaro s Bakery Much has changed in the baking business and world at large since Zaro s Bakery opened the doors to its first location in New York City in 1927 Food trends have come and gone baking methods and kitchen technology have evolved and major corporate chains have taken a large portion of a market once inhabited solely by family owned bakeries Read more Article by Alan Dorich Retailers 27 February 2012 New York University Dining Services In a location like New York City it is no easy task for New York University NYU to offer its students a strong value in its meals Owen Moore assistant vice president for campus services says the Dining Services program has to provide creative quality products while managing the increasing costs of goods labor and healthcare benefits Read more Article by Kathryn Jones Retailers 27 February 2012 Malco Theaters In a sea of corporate run movie theater chains Malco Theaters Inc has effectively swum against the tide The fourth generation family owned business is the 15th largest theater circuit in the country and has operated throughout the south central United States for more than nine decades The Memphis based company will continue its success by maintaining its tradition of providing quality personalized services while staying ahead of new trends Senior Vice President Larry Etter says Read more Article by Jim Harris Retailers 31 January 2012 Reasor s Larry Reasor had a simple yet effective idea in mind when he opened his first grocery store in Tahlequah Okla in 1963 sell customers the items they want to buy and put customers first Today Reasor s namesake store has 15 full service locations and

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  • Retailers - Food and Drink International
    by Kathryn Jones Retailers 30 January 2012 Quick Chek Just because we live in an era of convenience with little time to spare in our daily activities doesn t mean our food and drinks can t be freshly made that s Quick Chek s philosophy and a key reason why the Whitehouse Station N J based chain of convenience stores continues to grow by about six to eight stores per year Since our beginning in 1967 Quick Chek continues to redefine the term convenience and remains the market leader in food service fresh coffee fast fuel and friendly people something we call fresh convenience it says Read more Article by Jamie Morgan Retailers 30 January 2012 Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt makes sure its operations are just like its product smooth Two San Francisco partners conceived the self serve yogurt model in 2008 and introduced it to the Bay Area It was the beginning stages of the help yourself yogurt concept which Orange Leaf helped pioneer The company s bold idea has sparked several copycats around the country However as with most things nothing beats the original Read more Article by Alan Dorich Retailers 30 January 2012 Balboa Brands For Balboa Brands it is not only important to deliver food products that improve the well being of consumers but also ones that are appetizing CEO Frank Easterbrook says We re trying to build a product that is very healthful and tastes great he says Based in Irvine Calif Balboa Brands manages two franchise concepts Juice It Up which sells smoothies and juices and its Juice It Up Frozen Yogurt concept The company was formed Easterbrook notes from the merger of Juice It Up and Blue Sky Juice in 1999 Read more Retailers 30 January 2012 Nothing Bundt

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  • Retailers - Food and Drink International
    natural organic grocery business since New Leaf Community Market opened its first 3 000 square foot store in a converted warehouse in a mixed residential light industrial area of Santa Cruz Calif in 1985 Scott Roseman was working at the cooperative grocery while attending the University of California at Santa Cruz when in 1984 he offered to buy its assets It had been operating for 13 years before that as a cooperative Read more Article by Kathryn Jones Retailers 02 December 2011 Westside Market As shoppers peruse the aisles of Westside Market be it one of the grocer s three locations in New York City or its Maywood N J branch they ll catch glimpses of owner John Zoitas family roots whether it s one of his children overseeing the day to day operations of a particular store or a specialty food item imported from his native Greece Read more Article by Marge D Hansen Retailers 02 December 2011 S R Quisberg Inc With roots deep in the Land of 10 000 Lakes S R Quisberg is a family owned independent supermarket company based in Baxter Minn that believes in making meal planning and the shopping experience as convenient as possible for its customers Read more Article by Jamie Morgan Retailers 02 December 2011 The Myers Group The Myers Group opens grocery stores with long term goals in mind Whether they re in the heart of downtown Seattle or in a tourist community the company s owner Tyler Myers says he wants his stores to be around for the next 40 or 50 years Read more Article by Chris Petersen Retailers 02 December 2011 GreenStar Co Op Natural Foods Market A lot has changed since the 1960s when the concept of the modern co op first took root in communities

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  • Retailers - Food and Drink International
    district manager before he decided in 1980 to go into business for himself and open a Foodland franchise location in Gallipolis Ohio Bob Eastman got his wife Sheila and sons involved in the business right away Read more Article by Kathryn Jones Retailers 01 December 2011 O D Brisbane Sons Dominica Ltd Situated on the lush picturesque island of Dominica is a supermarket playground ice cream parlor and wholesale distribution center well known and favored by locals of all ages called O D Brisbane Sons Dominica Ltd Brizee s Mart the retail component of the company is located in Canefield Dominica It was built in 1994 by Jerry Brisbane who named the supermarket after his father Ivan Brisbane a businessman known around the island as Brizee Read more Article by Luke Gillespie Retailers 01 December 2011 Maverik Inc If you want to learn how to run a business or understand an industry it is an advantage to know what goes on at each level of an organization What takes place at the bottom affects what takes place at the top just as much as what goes on at the top affects what goes on at the bottom Read more Article by Chris Petersen Retailers 01 December 2011 Mackenthun s Fine Foods If Arthur Mackenthun could see what Mackenthun s Fine Foods has become today he would likely be astonished by what he found Kim Mackenthun Arthur s grandson and president and CEO of the company says his grandfather s original store in Waconia Minn was a simple meat market known for its high quality sausage Read more Article by Staci Davidson Retailers 30 November 2011 John Napoli Associates In describing John Napoli Associates Inc co owner and President John Napoli easily sums it up We are just 23 cats working

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  • Retailers - Food and Drink International
    company still maintains its roots Old photographs such as the horse drawn carriages in front of the original Autry Greer Sons grocery warehouse in downtown Mobile Ala adorn the store walls of the popular Southeast supermarket chain paying homage to the family patriarch and company founder Read more Article by Russ Gager Retailers 17 November 2011 Whitey s Ice Cream Employees at Whitey s Ice Cream founded in the depths of the Great Depression in 1933 by white haired Chester Whitey Lindgren work hard to do more than just manufacture and sell ice cream Their charitable work is well known and usually involves their weapon of choice ice cream Our culture is to give back to the Quad cities which has given to us declares Jeff Tunberg who is a vice president and co owner along with his brother Jon Read more Retailers 17 November 2011 Hi Lo Food Stores It takes more than simply surviving for a retailer to reach its 60th ann i v ersary it needs to distinguish itself from its competitors by offering more and giving shoppers the best value for their money That certainly seems to be the formula followed by Hi Lo Food Stores which in its 60 years of existence has grown from a single location into the largest grocery store chain in Trinidad and Tobago The company has 19 locations throughout the country and employs more than 2 000 people Read more Article by Jamie Morgan Retailers 06 August 2011 Gulf Island Shrimp and Seafood Some cultures are very particular about their food For a company to win over the distinguished taste buds of a group where many were raised to be amateur chefs is no easy feat But when it comes to Creole Cajun and other Louisiana based foods that s

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  • Herr Foods - Food and Drink International
    Mid Atlantic region Distribution Channels Herr Foods relies on three channels of distribution to bring its products to market First the company employs direct store delivery in New York New Jersey Maryland Delaware and Pennsylvania Drivers deliver products to stores throughout the region after picking them up from one of Herr Foods 23 distribution centers This is the sales model upon which the company began when it was started in 1946 Herr Foods also has a national sales presence in which it manufactures private label snack brands for grocery store chains and sells Herr branded products in large retailers such as Walmart Kmart and Target Santinelli says We re not competing with our own brand he says Additionally Herr Foods conducts quarterly campaigns with Walmart in which three unique chip flavors are chosen by the store The most recent campaign featured sloppy joe sweet corn and baby rack rib flavored chips Santinelli says The third method of distribution involves private distributors and vendors that purchase products from Herr Foods and subsequently sell them to customers which include convenience stores taverns cafeterias and suppliers of vending machines They buy the product They re our customers Santinelli says The company also maintains a significant international presence an important aspect of its continued success We ship to 40 to 50 countries Santinelli says We began in the 1940s You eventually start to run out of domestic market share Herr Foods leverages its wide selection of flavors and its longtime presence in the market to promote its products Santinelli says The company has developed strong relationships with the grocery store chains it supplies Marketing initiatives include in store displays and ad circulars billboards and commercials during broadcasts of Philadelphia Phillies games he says Overcoming Obstacles Herr Foods most significant challenges come on the transportation

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