Testimonial: Lemon Perfect Water Brand

Bay Food Brokerage has been providing center store broker services to Lemon Perfect since April 2020. In less than two years, we’re proud to have played a role in the brand’s speedy launch and impressive growth in the Southeast. And, we’re especially grateful to Lemon Perfect’s Senior Director of Sales in the East, Dustin Canner, for sharing his perspective on …

How Grocery Store Delis Can Compete with Customers’ Return to Restaurants

The COVID-19 pandemic initially diverted consumers away from restaurants and toward grocery stores. As a result, fresh prepared meals offered in grocers’ delis comprised one category that saw significant sales growth. In fact, industry reportsshow sales of those products increased by nearly 17% percent from September 2020 to September 2021. But now, restaurants in most states have fully re-opened and …

6 Benefits Tech-Savvy Brokers Bring Food Manufacturer Clients

At Bay Food Brokerage, we believe in re-investing in our company to offer best-in-class people, tools and processes to our food manufacturer clients. Therefore, we dedicate significant resources to ensuring we are a technology-savvy grocery broker. Simply put, manufacturers that work with a tech-savvy grocery broker can realize a number of benefits. These benefits impact both the sales bottom-line and …

What Manufacturers Need to Know about Getting Holiday Food Products into Stores

The average consumer probably doesn’t know how long it takes for their Thanksgiving turkey or Christmas cookie platter to get from product development to their grocery store. But our director of deli and emerging business, Erin McCulloch-Crume, does: about a year. In fact, many manufacturers don’t even know how far in advance they need to start working on getting holiday …

5 Tips for New Food Manufacturers

Our Owner, President and CEO Cammie Chatterton has worked in the food industry for over thirty years. In fact, she was one of the first women in the country to open a retail food brokerage company, in 1993. Currently, Bay Food Brokerage is one of the fastest-growing businesses in Tampa Bay, where we’re based. So, to say Cammie knows a …

Introducing Erin McCulloch-Crume, Our New Director of Deli & Emerging Business

Bay Food Brokerage is excited to introduce our new Director of Deli & Emerging Business, Erin McCulloch-Crume! A highly educated food industry professional, Erin joins our food brokerage company with more than 15 years’ experience in manufacturing, sales, marketing and product management. In her new role, Erin will focus on continuing to grow the perishable side of the brokerage business …

Team Member Spotlight: Gary Royal, VP of Sales

Our company recently expanded operations with the addition of a new division focused on consumer packaged goods (CPG). For over 27 years we’ve been known for our work with perishables, and now we’ve added “CPG broker” to our official resume. And at the helm of the Center Store Division is Vice President of Sales Gary Royal, who we’re proud to …