We've partnered with convenience store chain Alltown Fresh ®

Aug 23, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by The Mable Team

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We are excited to announce our partnership with Alltown Fresh ® to provide wholesale distribution of local specialty foods to their locations throughout the Northeast! The Alltown Fresh ® & Mable partnership revolutionizes the consumer c-store experience by prioritizing local, healthier brands over traditional CPG brands that have historically dominated the convenience store format. This partnership aims to benefit businesses and consumers at the local level.

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April Spotlight on the UFA

Apr 1, 2022 2:26:19 PM / by Kristin Keller

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The Upcycled Food Association is the new hero in the food industry fighting food waste and climate change. They have even created a certification process to formally tag products as Upcycled approved. The Upcycled Certification Program is the world’s first and only third-party certification for upcycled ingredients and products!

How does a brand get Upcycled Certified™? Follow this link for more information: https://www.upcycledfood.org/applicant-interest-form.

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Arik Keller's Top 5 Current Grocery Trends

Aug 31, 2021 4:06:06 PM / by Arik Keller posted in food wholesale, sustainable food, data, store owner, Blog, data trends, grocery, emerging brands, snacks, discovery

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When I’m not working with my Mable team, I spend time at the small grocery store that I own in Vermont. Chris from the Mable Marketing Department recently asked me, “What grocery trends are you most excited about?” And, it really got me thinking!

There are so many fascinating trends in the grocery space, right now. From consumers championing health-conscious foods, brands and products to the continued (and growing!) popularity of the snack category – it's an exciting time to be able to lean into a slew of great trends.

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Digital Wholesale is trending. Here's what it is and who it's for.

Aug 2, 2021 3:30:52 PM / by Alex Temple posted in food wholesale, emerging brands, digital wholesale

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Digital wholesale - a modern way to sell directly to wholesale buyers through a b2b selling platform.

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Swapping out CLIF BARS to make room for emerging & local brands

Jul 28, 2021 11:39:49 AM / by Arik Keller posted in food wholesale, data, store owner, SKUs, data optimization, Blog, data trends, grocery, emerging brands

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I wanted to make some room for some new bars at my store the other day, so I started to comb through some data. Analyzing velocity and sales data isn’t easy for a lot of us who own stores. While Square is a great POS, their reporting and data is not designed to help stores identify trends. 

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Meeting Mable: A business born from a lesson learned.

Jun 15, 2021 11:00:40 AM / by Arik Keller posted in grocery wholesale

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Growing up working in my father’s woodworking shop in Southern New Hampshire, I came to learn the value of small business and its role as a community cornerstone through weekends and summers sanding and staining furniture. Working with my hands was greatly rewarding and I enjoyed the physical toil from a day in the shop. 

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Meet the Grocers: California Keto

May 27, 2021 3:55:52 PM / by Katherine Ghantous posted in Meet the Grocers

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The idea behind California Keto began with Jordanna five years ago in New York City. She was getting older and trying to stay in shape. All of the methods that used to work were no longer helping Jordanna stay "lean and mean." So she began experimenting with different approaches to regain her health, which is how she found Keto.

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Changing of the Tides: How Challenger Brands are Giving Major CPGs a Run for Their Money

Mar 22, 2021 1:25:06 PM / by Claire Makley posted in grocery wholesale, specialty food brand, food supply chain

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This time last year, the future did not look very promising for small brands in America. When the U.S. went into pandemic lockdown, families reached for the familiarity of house-name brands like Campbell’s, Kraft Heinz, and Nestlé to provide both comfort and utility. But as incumbent brands struggled to keep up with demand, challenger brands regained share on grocery shelves and with it, a surer foothold in the mainstream market.

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From Restaurant to Retail: How to Set Up a Marketplace in Less Than a Week, From Restauranteurs Who Did It

Mar 16, 2021 7:39:00 PM / by Claire Makley posted in Meet the Grocers

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As winter fades into spring, restaurants across the country are reflecting on the hard decisions they faced this year: to stay open or hibernate? For those who stayed open, an additional revenue stream was not a nice to have - but a necessity to survival.

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Meet the Grocers: Frog Hollow Farms

Feb 12, 2021 1:26:36 PM / by Katherine Ghantous posted in grocery wholesale, food wholesale, specialty food brand, Meet the Grocers

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Janis Reinke, and her husband, Jason, took a weekend trip to Vermont while visiting their daughter at college in Boston. During that trip, they fell in love with Vermont. The people, the area, the food movement, they loved everything about the Green Mountain state.

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