Blogs & Forums

Published: Apr 9, 2012
Last Updated: May 5, 2016
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Informal Information Sources to Help You Stay Current 

In this section we have gathered some of the most popular peer-to-peer information sources, such as blogs, discussion forums and other social media resources. Industry information is always changing - for the latest news, current issues and popular opinions - try following one or more of these sources. In addition, blogs and forums usually give you the opportunity to join the conversation, either by posting comments, questions or opinions of your own. 

Specialty and Gourmet Food Blogs:

Lunch with Rob

Created by Rob Gerlsbeck, editor of Canadian Grocer, this blog explores food, retail and how people shop

Start here: Here's what Shoppers are Thinking these Days (2011)

A collection of news and updates from both the users and writers of Specialty, a gateway created by the United States National Association for the Specialty Food Trade Inc.

Start here: Trendspotting at the Sofi Awards Judging (2013)

Small Food Business
Focused on providing information and a sense of community to artisan food business owners and aspiring food entrepreneurs, this blog is full of great resources including business toolkits covering financials, marketing and publicity for food enterprises.

Start here: Know thy Customer


Specialty Food Discussion Forums:

Food Entrepreneurs 
An active discussion forum covering mentoring, distribution, funding, and other topics of interest to food entrepreneurs.