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...

Team Member Spotlight: Greg Betz, Account Executive

January 31, 2023
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Bay Food Brokerage would be nothing without the experienced, talented people who make up our team. They work together every day to bring the highest level of success to our clients, and we’re proud to shine a spotlight on them. This post highlights Greg Betz, Account Executive and Southeast broker extraordinaire. Read on to learn about Greg’s career path, what...

Food Packaging Challenges & How Manufacturers Are Overcoming Them

January 16, 2023
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Most food manufacturers consistently worry about labor, pricing and production. But, a sometimes overlooked element to delivering product to retailers on time is packaging. Many factors can impact whether a manufacturer fills an order or shorts a retailer, including packaging issues. Thankfully, with enough planning, strategy and creativity, manufacturers can avoid many of the top retail food packaging challenges. Top...

Our Recent Recognitions and Awards

November 28, 2022
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2022 is heading toward the finish line, but our Bay Food Brokerage team is keeping up the momentum heading for 2023. In addition to serving our clients and customers every day, we’re proud to be a women-owned business, soon to be entering our 30th year. Bay Food Brokerage is thrilled by three recent recognitions from pillars of the Tampa Bay...

Celebrating the Holidays with the Bay Food Brokerage Family

November 18, 2022
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The holiday season looks a little different in Florida than in other parts of the country. But, the Bay Food Brokerage family is excited to celebrate what’s most important in the coming weeks and all year long. Our food brokerage company works hard to provide nourishment and comfort to the entire region. We never want to lose sight of what...

How Effective Food Brokers Handle High-Inflation Periods

November 10, 2022
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At the end of August, grocery price inflation hit a 43-year high, with U.S. retail food price inflation up 13.5 percent year over year. Consumers are feeling the pinch, while manufacturers and retailers struggle to keep supply chains moving. Thankfully, a good retail food broker can help manufacturer clients and retail partners navigate these pricing increases. Everything from extreme weather...

3 Reminders for the Retail Food Industry from Hurricane Ian

October 27, 2022
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In late September, Hurricane Ian caused catastrophic damage and power outages in many markets after it made landfall in Florida. Breakdowns in the supply chain led to empty grocery store shelves throughout the state, especially in the most at-risk and affected regions. This storm reminded us why every Southeast grocery broker, retailer and manufacturer must always be prepared for record-breaking...

Bay Food Helps Tommee Tippee Get into Publix

October 14, 2022
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Bay Food Brokerage has served as Tommee Tippee’s Publix broker since September 2020. During that time, we’re proud to have helped this global baby product brand get several items onto shelves of the largest regional grocery chain in the Southeast. And, we’re especially grateful to Justin Glance, Tommee Tippee’s Director of Sales & Business Development, for sharing his perspective of...

5 Signs You Are Ready to Hire a Retail Food Broker

October 5, 2022
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Many food manufacturers face challenges with getting their products on supermarket shelves, and for a variety of reasons. Even with a strong internal sales team, obstacles may stand in the way. The good news is, often, a retail food broker can help clear some of these hurdles. In this post, our Director of Sales Gary Royal shares five signs that...