Matt and our Nutty Redhead February 23 2017
Roche Brothers finds it important to carry local products, and hire people with disabilities. Bravo! Monday night in Westwood MA I had the pleasure of meeting a young man named Matt. Although confined to a wheelchair, it doesn't stop him from dusting the shelves, and sharing a smile.
I had just set up my demo table with samples of my nut snack brand That Nutty Redhead when Matt came over to chat. He wanted to know what I was doing and what it's like to be a local business. He also sampled the nuts and told me that he really liked the Breakfast in New England Maple toffee flavor. While at the table he encouraged people to try a sample. One woman sampled and bought a package of New England Praline with sea salt flavor to add to her salad. Matt was smiling from ear to ear that he helped me close the sale.
He then told me that he had to get back to his job, (he's been there 3 years). He also thanked me for taking the time to speak to him. I told him that it was my pleasure to meet him. He then said something that touched my heart. "Thank you for being nice to me and talking. Not everyone is nice to me. You're nice to me like my mom. "
Let's all remember that everyone counts. Everyone can do something, we all matter in this world, and it doesn't cost anything to be nice.
Demos & Ice Cream February 21 2017
That Nutty Redhead is off and running again. Demos for today:
11-2 Whole Foods Wellesley & Roche Bros Wellesley
3-6 Roche Bros West Roxbury & Westwood
It's holiday week so we're keeping our fingers crossed.
Also, a nut/powder delivery to Melt Ice Cream Shoppe in Salem (we're the Nutty Almond in the pic). They're opening this weekend. It's getting to that time of year again.
Henry's is Ours! February 10 2017We would like to welcome Henry's Market of Beverly to our That Nutty Redhead family. - http://henrysfinefoods.com/
New News at TNR February 07 2017
We would like to welcome back into our That Nutty Redhead family, Whole Foods Symphony in Boston. Delivery will be shortly, and great to be back!
We have an appointment with Whole Foods in Portland, ME, tomorrow at noon. It would be nice to score Maine for That Nutty Redhead.
Nuts at 35,000 feet February 07 2017A man stopped at my demo table last night in the Bedford MA Whole Foods. He smiled and said, "Do you remember me? Clue, Seattle." Of course! We had sat next to each other on a plane back in September from Seattle to Boston after I attended the dynamic Next Level Summits food event. At the time I mentioned my company, That Nutty Redhead. He laughed and told me that he thought it was a great brand name. Later that week he went to Whole Foods to look for my snacks out of curiosity. He wanted me to know he and his family love them & are big fans of the Breakfast in New England flavor praline nuts. Thanks Jeff for the encouraging words, and for supporting local!
A new New Hampshire February 01 2017Lisa and I would also like to welcome the Whole Foods market in Bedford, New Hampshire, into our That Nutty Redhead family. -http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/bedfordnewhampshire
Future Generations January 31 2017I love when the following happens. A young mother with her 2 year old daughter stopped by my demo table at Whole Foods Melrose today. She told me that her family were already customers of our That Nutty Redhead product, and quite delighted with everything about our product. Mother picked up the smaller 2 ounce BNE for her daughter and continued on their shopping way. The next thing I heard was, "Mommy, the big bag!" It's nice to see that That Nutty Redhead is in safe hands with future generations :)
Love those Calls! January 31 2017I was very encouraged to receive a phone call from a customer today who simply "had to call" and tell me how "absolutely wonderful my gourmet nut snacks are." We recently met at a demo sampling at Foodies Market in Duxbury, MA. She wanted me to know that she was going to a retreat with seven lady friends this weekend and was treating each of her friends to a bag of That Nutty Redhead Praline Nuts. She explained that they're "always looking for healthier snack options that taste great." That Nutty Redhead is happy to oblige, healthier comfort food is what we do!
New Market for You January 24 2017Lisa and I would like to welcome Foodies Urban Market, South End Boston, to our That Nutty Redhead family - http://www.foodiesmarkets.com/foodies-markets-south-end-boston/
Holiday today??? Not on your Life! January 16 2017After a very strong weekend showing at Whole Foods in both Hartford, CT, and Providence, RI, we're closer to home today, if you call an hour travel time closer to home. Anyway...
11-2 Whole Foods Wellesley & Roche Bros. Wellesley
3-6 Whole Foods Brookline & River Street
A Healthier Comfort Food!
This & That January 12 2017Tomorrows That Nutty Redhead road tour: 11-2 - Roche Bros Downtown Crossing & Whole Foods Medford 3-6 - Whole Foods Bedford & Crosby's Marketplace in Concord Thanks for the laaaaaaaaaarge order Whole Foods Cranston. Good to see things really moving along in Rhode Island.
New Stores in Hingham and Milton January 12 2017Lisa and I would like to welcome the Fruit Center Marketplace stores in both Milton and Hingham to our That Nutty Redhead family.
Professor Lisa??? December 22 2016I recently met a professor from Northeastern University in Boston at one of my demos. I was doing a sample tasting for my brand That Nutty Redhead Gluten-free Gourmet Nut Snacks. He loved my unique product, and my story. He's teaching a course on Entrepreneurial Marketing in the spring and asked if I'd come and speak to the class. He would like to have their student team do some market/customer research on my product/company. I'm delighted and looking forward to the opportunity.
Down in Duxbury December 22 2016
We would like to welcome Foodies Market in Duxbury, MA, to our That Nutty Redhead family. Delivery and our first demo will be this Saturday, Christmas Eve, and their busiest day of the year. Well now, this should be interesting.
Fresh Fish & Nuts December 14 2016We would like to welcome Cape Ann Fresh Catch in Gloucester to our That Nutty Redhead family. For the freshest fish right off the boat, make it a point to stop in. CAFC supports local, and we're honored to be a part of their store - http://www.capeannfreshcatch.org/
Smoking Weekend!!! December 11 2016A great weekend for That Nutty Redhead in Providence, R.I., and Hartford, CT. Sellouts of one flavor or the other at 4 of 6 stores we demoed. Our 2oz. started packs were big sellers. But I must say, "Cranston, you rule!!!" Thanks so much for the 2 case 8oz. and 2 case 2oz. sales in the couple of hours we were there. Best yet, sales are picking up when we're not even there. See you both in January. Onward and Upward for That Nutty Redhead.
More Benefits from Eating Nuts December 05 2016More great benefits from eating nuts - http://time.com/4589365/tree-nuts-peanuts-heart-disease/
It's a Waiting Game... December 01 2016
And now we wait, wait for our reorder of That Nutty Redhead, 8oz. Breakfast in New England, packaging from standuppouches.net; another 10,000 units that will hopefully arrive soon. We're flying on fumes with BNE08 :)
On the Road with TNR December 01 2016That Nutty Redhead demos for today:
11-2 - WFM Bedford
3-6 - WFM Woburn & Medford
Foodies Onboard! December 01 2016We would like to welcome Foodies Market South Boston to our That Nutty Redhead family - http://www.foodiesmarkets.com/foodies-markets-south-boston/
We'll shortly add the South End and Duxbury stores.
Thanksgiving week begins November 21 2016Now that was a restful weekend, only 7 demos, cooking and bagging:) It's back to work today with 5 more That Nutty Redhead demos. They are:
11-1 - Crosby's Georgetown
2-4 - Crosby's Concord & Donelan's Lincoln
5-7 - Crosby's Salem & Marblehead
Repeat step one tomorrow...
"The Next Generation in Snack Food"
TNR demos for today November 19 2016That Nutty Redhead demos for today:
11-2 Whole Foods Newton & Newtonville
3-5 Roche Bros West Roxbury & Westwood
"A Healthy Comfort Food"
Quote of the Day November 19 2016"My mommy promises to come back and buy more" was what I was told by a young lady at our McKinnon's Market demo in Portsmouth, NH, last night. Her mother bought a 2oz bag of Breakfast in New England for her earlier. She really liked them. Later, while on her way to checkout she passed my table once again grinning ear to ear happily waving her small bag. About a minute later, I noticed a small body hurling itself in my direction. I looked up to find that same smiling face. John
Getting around - That Nutty Redhead demos for today: November 18 201611-2 Whole Foods Bedford
11-2 Crosby's Concord
4-6 - On the Vine, Exeter, NH (1st time)
4-6 - McKinnon's Market - Portsmouth, NH
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