Archive for the ‘Success Stories’ Category

How to Bring Spring – and Organization – Into Your Office

Spring is here! When you live in a cold weather climate, the arrival of spring signals a fresh start. While January kicks off the calendar year, spring brings new ideas, big plans and a flurry of activity for you and your business. Business professionals everyone begin digging out from the winter doldrums and piles that […]

2 Case Studies: Food Sparks Continuing Education Events

In 2016 US Companies  spent 70.65 billion on continuing education.  The typical US worker receives 53.8 hours of training per year. Continuing education keeps employee’s up to date, skills fresh, and the company marketable.  At these events, you see promo swag galore.  Why?  We know the power of promotional products and how one tangible item […]

Embrace the Spirit of March Madness in Your Business

It’s one of our favorite times of the year – March Madness! Sports fans or not, this is when office talk turns to brackets and analytics, match-ups and history, school pride and underdogs. As a business owner or manager, don’t grumble about lost productivity. Embrace the spirit of March Madness to improve morale, increase productivity […]

8 Ways to Use Gourmet Gifts for Incentive and Thank-You Gifts

In our last blog article, Case Histories: 4 Stories of Gourmet Gifts Working Outside of the Holidays, we shared ways to use gourmet food gifts for anniversaries, reunions, and parties. In today’s post we will expand on non-holiday situations where gourmet gifts work well as incentive and thank-you gifts. Every year, we have numerous orders from distributors […]

Case Histories: 4 Stories of Gourmet Gifts Working Outside of the Holidays

This blog article is dedicated to sharing case histories with you, so that you can either approach an existing customer with a great idea or target your efforts to the development of new accounts with prospecting tips. For this week’s blog post let’s look at anniversaries, reunions, and parties as applications for food gifts. Here […]

Best Tradeshow Giveaways 2016 – Food!

You wouldn’t go fishing without bait, right? So why go to a trade show without offering an incentive to stop at your booth? At a recent nationwide trade show, PPAI Expo, we had people lined up to sample our English Butter Toffee and Sea Salt Caramels. Chocolate and other treats are sure showstoppers! We know […]

3 Buying Trends for Holiday Business Gift Giving

Last minute ordering If you have seen a trend towards later ordering of holiday gifts with your clients, you are not alone. Our experience shows that people are choosing to place holiday orders later every year. In 1999 50% of our holiday gift orders were placed after Nov. 8. In 2013 the half way cut […]

Showing Up: Keys to Tradeshow Follow-up

2014 is officially here and the tradeshow season is under way.  Our team here at Maple Ridge Farms always looks forward to the opportunities to get out amongst our distributors and fellow suppliers.  It’s a chance to put faces to the names and voices we work so closely with, get great feedback on our products […]

Using Edibles as Promotional Gifts for Events

Some people might argue that using promotional food items creates short-lived goodwill, but leaves the recipient less likely to retain a lasting impression.  We disagree!  Whether sweet, salty, savory or subtle, using gourmet food as part of your promotional approach during events will have your recipients talking long after they leave. Gourmet food gifts are […]

Who Purchases Food Gifts? Part 3

Although every industry has the potential to purchase food gifts, we have applied our years of experience to determine who the top purchasing industries are. Over the last couple of months, we have spotlighted these top industries. (Revisit the first through third or the fourth through sixth.) Today, I’ll be wrapping up the list with […]

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