Specialty Food Magazine

MAY-JUN 2013

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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RETAILERS 2013 BY SHIRA NANUS, HANNAH O'DONNELL AND DENISE SHOUKAS S pecialty Food Magazine and the Specialty Food Association present the five Outstanding Retailers of 2013. The following companies from across the U.S. were nominated by members of the Association, who were asked to recommend stores based on the qualities of a successful specialty food establishment, such as uniqueness, customer service and product knowledge. Each of this year's winners epitomizes those traits: These merchants share a commitment to premium food, service and loyalty to their community. Read on to learn about their operations, points of distinction, innovative features and programs and future plans, as well as background on how they grew their stores into the award-winning operations they are today. Shira Nanus and Hannah O'Donnell are interns in the Specialty Food Association's communications, education, government and industry relations department. Denise Shoukas is a contributing editor to Specialty Food Magazine. 60 ❘ SPECIALTY FOOD MAGAZINE ❘ specialtyfood.com

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