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Is Market Feasibility Boot Camp Right for You?
August 23, 2018

By Charmian Christie, The Messy Baker Got a food concept you’re ready to flesh out? Have a well-received product but don’t know if it can become a viable business? The Food Starter Market [...]

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Rise Up: Women in Food Growth Fund
August 1, 2018

Women can lead and excel in our industry,” says Boris Serebryany, President and CEO of Fiera Foods Company. Yet they aren’t always given the chance. Even though women represent almost half of Canadian business [...]

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Retail Reality: Maintaining the Love - Now You’re There, How
July 26, 2018

nbsp; By Charmian Christie, The Messy Baker This is the final installment of Retail Reality, a three-part series examining what’s needed to break into the retail sector and stay there. Because each company’s [...]

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Retail Reality: Initiating First Contact (Part 1 of 3)
June 27, 2018

By Charmian Christie, The Messy Baker There’s no one route to success, but there are some universal truths. To give you an idea of what’s needed to break into the retail sector, we [...]

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Ready, Set, Go: Food Entrepreneurs High On Cannabis
June 20, 2018

By Mingki Choi, Food Starter A year ago no one talked about business opportunities in the cannabis industry at food business conferences. Things have changed. Edible cannabis initiatives were the hot topic at the 9th [...]

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The Next Big Thing: Gluten-Free 2.0 - KETO BUNS
June 5, 2018

By Charmian Christie, The Messy Baker In October 2017, Gus Klemos sold his first commercially produced KETO BUN. On January 24, 2018 he quit his day job and devoted himself to his business full-time. While [...]

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The Next Big Thing: Baru - Brazil’s Overlooked Superfood
April 18, 2018
By Charmian Christie, The Messy Baker It looks a little like an almond and tastes a little like a peanut, but there’s nothing little about Brazil’s baru seed. This superfood is loaded with [...]
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The Next Big Thing: The Ancient Bakers - Donuts for the
January 24, 2018
By Charmian Christie, The Messy Baker Boston, Massachusetts can’t get enough of The Ancient Bakers apple cider cinnamon donuts. Or their lemon pomegranate glazed. So why has Tonya Johnson, Boston-based The Ancient Bakers’ President [...]
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The Next Big Thing: Eat These Pickles - Beyond the Pickle
November 16, 2017

By Charmian Christie, The Messy Baker Most people bring bottles of wine to a party. Eric Machtinger brought his homemade pickles. His hosts weren’t disappointed. They were enthusiastic. “People would crack open the jar [...]
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The Next Big Thing: Desserts Studio - A Baker on a
October 25, 2017

By Charmian Christie, The Messy Baker Most people start a bakery to sell pretty cupcakes or perfect pies. Linda Cheung started her business, Desserts Studio Inc., to “help youth and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder ([...]
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