Client Testimonial: Reser’s Fine Foods

July 3, 2024
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How Reser’s Fine Foods Became Harris Teeter’s Case Meat Category Leader Bay Food Brokerage has proudly served as Reser’s Fine Food’s Publix broker since 2011. We also began representing the company’s Main St Bistro® brand at Harris Teeter in the fall of 2022. In this testimonial, we cover how Bay Food took Reser’s from no products sold to the Harris...

Bay Food Brokerage Supports Feeding Tampa Bay’s New Facility to Fight Food Insecurity

June 12, 2024
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Bay Food Brokerage Sponsors Market at New Feeding Tampa Bay Facility May 23 marked a huge milestone for Feeding Tampa Bay (FTB), with the nonprofit officially opening its new $60 million facility in Tampa. Bay Food Brokerage and the Chatterton family are incredibly proud to partner with Feeding Tampa Bay on this project and to be a named sponsor in...

Hurricane Prep: How Retailers can Support Customers and Increase Sales

June 6, 2024
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Are you ready for hurricane season? June 1 marked the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season. This year, experts predict a “hyperactive” season. In fact, researchers at Colorado State University forecasted that we will have 23 named storms, 11 hurricanes and five major hurricanes. Naturally, this is alarming for residents of states surrounded by water – like Florida –...

Q&A with New Director of Meat and Perishable Sales Nicki Crespo

May 6, 2024
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Insights from Corporate Buyer Turned Meat Broker Nicki Crespo In January, we expanded our leadership team by hiring Nicki Crespo as Director of Fresh Meat and Private Label. Nicki brings a very unique and valuable perspective to her new role as a meat broker, because she spent nearly 24 years at Publix Super Markets. She most recently served as the...

Team Member Spotlight: Clara Echeverri

April 22, 2024
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Get to Know AR Specialist Clara Echeverri In this Team Member Spotlight, we’re featuring Clara Echeverri, Accounts Receivable (AR) Specialist. Clara joined the sales support team at Bay Food Brokerage in 2020. In 2022, she was promoted to AR Specialist. Since then, she’s worked hard to enhance the operations of our accounting department.  In her current role, Clara ensures our...

Celebrating Food Sustainability on Earth Day

April 12, 2024
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Why manufacturers should pursue food sustainability certifications With Earth Day approaching on April 22, it’s fitting to focus on food sustainability and the benefits it can bring manufacturers, consumers and our environment. As our world grapples with the challenges of sustainable development, it’s becoming increasingly important for manufacturers to prioritize food sustainability practices. In fact, manufacturers can pursue certifications that...

Bay Food Wraps Up 30th Anniversary Celebrations

March 19, 2024
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Bay Food Brokerage’s 30th Anniversary Coming to a Close April 1, 2023, marked the official 30th anniversary of the founding of Bay Food Brokerage. Since then, our team celebrated this milestone often and with enthusiasm! As the end of March 2024 approaches – and the end of our anniversary year – we’re taking a look back at the festivities that...

2024 Retail Food Trends to Watch

March 19, 2024
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Grocery Store Trends Every Food Manufacturer Should Know in 2024 As we head further into 2024, the landscape of grocery stores continues to evolve, with new trends emerging constantly. For food manufacturers, it is crucial to be informed and adapt to these grocery store trends in order to stay relevant and meet the changing demands of consumers. Why manufacturers need...

Team Member Spotlight: Donna Jones

March 4, 2024
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Get to Know Administrative Assistant Donna Jones At Bay Food Brokerage, we pride ourselves on having hard-working team members who are committed to our clients’ success. In this Team Member Spotlight, we highlight Administrative Assistant Donna Jones, who has been an asset to our admin team since 2006. In this post, read more about Donna’s role at Bay Food, her professional...

Food Marketing Tips for Manufacturers Targeting Retailers

February 21, 2024
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Selling to Supermarkets: Food Marketing Tips for Manufacturers Are you a food manufacturer looking to sell your products to grocery stores? This post shares some valuable food marketing tips from our experts at Bay Food Brokerage to help you navigate selling to supermarkets. Understand the Supermarket Industry First, understanding the retail food industry is essential for food manufacturers and brands...