How Manufacturers Can Address Food Supply Chain Challenges

It’s all over the news – labor shortages, food logistics issues, global supply chain problems. The average supermarket shopper has probably at least once tried to buy an item on their shopping list in recent months that wasn’t on the store shelf. As a leading Southeast grocery broker, we have an inside look at the challenges food manufacturers face right …

10 Questions You Must Ask Before Hiring a CPG Broker

If you’re a food manufacturer looking for a CPG broker, it’s important to know that not all brokers are created equally. They can vary widely in a number of ways. This includes how long the company has existed, the level of service they provide, and even the core values they hold dear. Choosing a CPG broker to act as your …

Testimonial: How Food Brand Tillamook Grew Their Presence and Sales in the Southeast

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Testimonial: How Food Brand Tillamook Grew Their Presence and Sales in the Southeast Bay Food Brokerage has provided retail food brokerage services to Tillamook County Creamery Association (Tillamook) since late 2017. Over the past few years, we’re proud to have made great strides in helping West Coast-based Tillamook expand into the Southeast. And, we’re especially grateful to Tillamook’s Director of …

Testimonial: Ithaca Hummus

Testimonial: Ithaca Hummus Bay Food Brokerage has served as Ithaca Hummus’s Southeast food broker since 2017. During that time, we’re proud to have played a role in getting their product into Publix, Earth Fare, Harris Teeter and Ingels stores in the Southeast. And, we’re especially grateful to Ithaca Founder Chris Kirby for sharing his perspective on our partnership in this …

Recent Recognition and Awards

May and June have been full of celebrations for the Bay Food Brokerage team! Our food brokerage company and our leaders were featured in three news publications. And two of those involved special recognition for our CEO and President, Cammie Chatterton. Tampa Bay Business & Wealth Cover Story The May issue of Tampa Bay Business & Wealth magazine features Cammie …

Top 6 Considerations for Retail-Ready Food Packaging

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As a retail food broker that has been in the industry for nearly 30 years, we’ve seen the following scenario many times. A food manufacturer’s sales team goes in to pitch a new product to a major retailer. The product is great, in almost all aspects. But there’s one small thing – like the package is one-half inch too long …

5 Retail Food Trends to Watch in 2022

To remain a leading grocery broker in the Southeast and best serve our clients, the team at Bay Food Brokerage is committed to staying up-to-date on retail food trends. In this post, two of our Account Executives, Greg Betz and Lindsey Baron, share their insights on: Why it’s important for food manufacturers to understand retail food trends How the right …

Team Member Spotlight: Christina Akers, Account Executive

In this Team Member Spotlight, we feature Christina Akers, a top-notch Southeast broker who represents our clients in major retailers in the Carolinas and Georgia. Christina joined the Bay Food Brokerage family in 2011 as a retail representative. Today, as an Account Executive, she works with our food manufacturing clients selling in all grocery store departments. Based in the Lake …

5 Ways to Make Your Product Stand Out on Supermarket Shelves

How understanding food trends and consumer preferences can increase retail sales Shoppers have a plethora of options to choose from when they visit supermarkets these days. Every product category has multiple brands competing for consumers’ attention and dollars. So how does a food manufacturer ensure their products stand out on grocery store shelves? They have to understand the latest food …

Cammie Chatterton Joins Get Live 45 Foundation Executive Board

Our Owner, President and CEO Cammie Chatterton has joined the executive board of the nonprofit Get Live 45 Foundation. About the Get Live 45 Foundation Founded in 2021 by Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Devin White, the purpose of the Get Live 45 Foundation is to give the magic of hope and comfort during life’s meaningful moments to Tampa-area foster children. …