Specialty Food Magazine

SUMMER 2015

Specialty Food Magazine is the leading publication for retailers, manufacturers and foodservice professionals in the specialty food trade. It provides news, trends and business-building insights that help readers keep their businesses competitive.

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Summer Fancy Food Show Booth 4212 gourmet snack crackers excellent for pairing with butter, cheese, or soup visit partners at Sff booth #4212 www.partnerscrackers.com NON GMO Now part-owner along with her sister, husband, brother-in-law, and mother, Jane believes that openness has served Feridies well in the long run. "If you're in a family business, [the business] becomes better by having your children go out and see what's in the world and then bringing that experience back home," she says. "We've all been taught to go and spread our wings and see what's out there and do the things that interest us. If you're going to run your own business, you need to have that spirit." From Furniture to Peanuts Originally, The Peanut Patch started as a way for brothers Bill and Bob Riddick and their wives to make ends meet outside of their teaching careers. "It was a furniture refurbishing business," Jane says. "It was located in our grandfather's turn-of-the- JANE RIDDICK-FRIES Age: 47 Years in specialty food: My whole life, but most recently 15 years Favorite food: Seafood, especially crab Least favorite food: Liver and onions Last thing I ate and loved: Teriyaki salmon If I weren't in the food business I'd be: Yoga/karate instructor with my own studio. One piece of advice I'd give to a new food business: Persevere. Never take no for an answer! producer profile 54 ❘ SPECIALTY FOOD MAGAZINE specialtyfood.com

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