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It’s uncomfortable, finding my way in the dark. Memories of stubbed toes and missteps wreck my confidence, and I creep forward, fearing the worst. Darkness seems to hide more ill than good. The first Christmas was preceded by a period of extended darkness. Darkness of evil, and darkness of ignorance. Despite having been proclaimed God’s “chosen...
Two members of our purchasing team, Larry Mullet and Taylor Eaton, recently traveled to Michigan to tour the operation of Michigan Sugar. Michigan Sugar has over 1,000 farmers that are growing sugar beets on over 160,000 acres of land in Central Michigan. Here is how the day went for Larry and Taylor: To start the day, they took us to a sugar...
“Oh, you’re from Walnut Creek? You’re the folks who make those delicious cinnamon rolls.” The woman speaking was from Louisiana, having just met our retail manager while at the National Grocers Association meeting in Las Vegas, NV. At the same meeting where I heard that comment, another team member told of his daughter’s experience while...
Unexpected circumstances bring stress. That’s the story of the 102 pilgrims on the Mayflower. With excitement, they had set sail for the Hudson River region, but they missed their target by 150 miles. Instead, they landed at Plymouth Rock, MA, and decided to settle there. They landed in November, 1620—the beginning of a brutal winter. Unprepared...
What a week. We always look forward to the Food Show, but this year's event seemed to carry some additional energy and excitement. To all of our customers and vendors that made attending a priority, THANK YOU! The discussions and connections that were made at this year's show remind us of why we're in the food industry.  If you weren't able to...

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