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:
Created by Rob Gerlsbeck, editor of Canadian Grocer, this blog explores food, retail and how people shop
A collection of news and updates from both the users and writers of Specialty Food.com, 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:
An active discussion forum covering mentoring, distribution, funding, and other topics of interest to food entrepreneurs.