Bay Food Recognizes National Nonprofit Day

Our food brokerage services team loves giving back to the community. In recognition of National Nonprofit Day 2022 on Aug. 17, we’re celebrating our team’s charitable efforts and the many amazing nonprofits we proudly support. More than a Food Brokerage Services Company At Bay Food Brokerage, we are proud to foster a company culture that places great importance on serving …

Why Food Manufacturers Should Become B Corp Certified

Nearly 5,000 Certified B Corporation companies worldwide tout the “B” logo on their packaging and materials. So, food manufacturers may be wondering what it is and whether they should pursue it. “Simply put, the B Corp Certification recognizes companies that are good for the world,” said Bay Food’s Executive Vice President Chris Chatterton. “This is an unbiased rating system. It …

Introducing Tori Bodenhamer, Our New Account Executive

Bay Food Brokerage is proud to announce we’ve expanded our team by hiring Southeast CPG broker Tori Bodenhamer as an account executive. Tori has more than 15 years of experience in consumer packaged goods (CPG) sales and national account management. She’ll be based out of our Carolinas office in Lake Wylie, S.C., and lives in Winston-Salem, N.C. In her new …

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 …