Why Data-Driven Selling is Critical for Food Manufacturers in 2023

July 5, 2023
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Data is knowledge, and knowledge is power. In the retail food industry, data helps manufacturers and retailers in understanding consumer behavior. This drives sound strategy development and smart decision-making. Welcome to the first blog post in our three-part series about data-driven selling in the retail food industry. In this post, we highlight why it’s so important for food manufacturers to...

(VIDEO) Taking Full Ownership of The Company: Cammie’s Most Memorable

July 5, 2023
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Our 30th anniversary celebrations continue! Here’s the second video in our five-part series featuring CEO, President and Founder Cammie Chatterton’s most memorable Bay Food moments. As a successful female entrepreneur in the food industry, Cammie shares in this video what it was like to take full ownership of the company. Cammie explains: How she took full ownership of Bay Food...

An Inside Look at 30 Years of Bay Food Brokerage | Celebrating Our History

June 5, 2023
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As we continue celebrating our 30th anniversary of our retail food brokerage, we’d like to take a walk down memory lane. Bay Food Brokerage has enjoyed many high points. Here are some of our favorite milestones that we’ve marked along our 30-year journey. Bay Food’s Journey 1993 Company Launches Business partners Cammie Chatterton and Mark Woolever founded Bay Food Brokerage...

Launching Bay Food Brokerage: Cammie’s Most Memorable Moments Video #1

May 26, 2023
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Our 30th anniversary celebrations continue! This time, we’re rolling out a video series featuring CEO, President and Founder Cammie Chatterton’s most memorable Bay Food moments. In this first video, Cammie shares how she left a job to become a regional perishable broker and business owner. In 1993, Cammie and her business partner, Mark Woolever, founded Bay Food Brokerage in Tampa,...

Testimonial: OWYN, A Plant-Based Protein Beverage

May 16, 2023
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Bay Food Brokerage has served as OWYN’s natural food broker in the Southeast since 2019. During that time, we’re proud to have helped this beverage brand significantly expand its distribution to major retailers throughout the region.   And, we’re especially grateful to Matt O’Connell, OWYN’s Chief Sales Officer, for sharing his perspective of our partnership in this blog post.  ...

3 Things Food Manufacturers Should Know about Sustainability

May 2, 2023
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According to SPINS’s “Big Trends 2022” report, 77% of all grocery shoppers believe sustainability is important when selecting products. Products that reduce the negative impact on environmental and social factors are examples of manufacturers reacting to these food and beverage sustainability trends. This blog post covers what food manufacturers should know about sustainability demand among grocery shoppers. Keeping a finger...

Cammie Chatterton Joins Feeding Tampa Bay Board

April 4, 2023
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We’re proud to announce Bay Food’s President, CEO and Owner Cammie Chatterton has joined the Board of Directors of Tampa Bay nonprofit organization Feeding Tampa Bay. About Feeding Tampa Bay As one of the nation’s top hunger relief organizations, Feeding Tampa Bay is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that serves a 10-county region. The Tampa Bay nonprofit organization anticipates it will serve...

Bay Food Brokerage Celebrates 30 Years in Business

March 22, 2023
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April 1, 2023, officially marks the 30th birthday of Bay Food Brokerage! A company that began with two partners focusing on perishable food brokerage in Florida has grown into a 60-employee retail food broker representing all store categories in retailers throughout the Southeast. We simply couldn’t have done it without the hard work and never-ending support of so many people...

Testimonial: Jennie-O Turkey Store

February 24, 2023
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Bay Food currently represents products in all departments of grocery stores throughout the Southeast. But, when we opened in 1993, we started as a Florida meat broker and deli broker. As we prepare to embark on our 30th year in business, we’re thrilled to feature our first and longest-tenured client, Jennie-O Turkey Store. We also extend a sincere thank you...

Retail Food Trends to Watch in 2023

February 2, 2023
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To remain a leading grocery broker in the Southeast, the Bay Food Brokerage team stays current on retail food trends. In this post, our Account Executive Lindsey Baron shares insights on five retail food trends to watch in 2023. She also shares tips for how the right grocery broker partner can help manufacturer clients capitalize on these trends.  5 Retail...