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9 Tips to Help You Enjoy a Healthy Fourth Quarter

The fourth quarter can be a challenge on many levels; working on client holiday programs can be hectic, even more so when you’re also juggling your own holiday plans.  Staying healthy is an important part of a successful season, and we’ve got 9 tips to help you out!

5 Ways to Combat Freight Charge Concerns

The freight landscape is ever-changing, and staying on top of the policies and rates of couriers can be a challenge, whether you’re shipping hard goods, soft goods, or food gifts.  Freight charges are probably not the first thing that your client is thinking about when they’re selecting their gifts, but they can have a significant […]

6 Reasons to Choose Maple Ridge Farms for Your Holiday Food Gift Needs

Let’s face it: when it comes to options for holiday food gifts, there is a plethora out there for your customer to choose from.  Not only is there a number of options within the promotional products industry, there are also countless direct sellers, big-box stores, and small local companies—it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the […]

Definition: Kosher!

How would you define kosher?  When the average consumer answers this question, they often think that the food has been blessed by a rabbi.  However, that is a common misconception.  As the winter holidays approach, you may receive requests for kosher gifts for your customer or their recipients.  It’s beneficial to know what the term […]

5 Ways You Can Overcome Local Candy Companies this Holiday Season!

As the fourth quarter rushes in, many promotional products salespeople are reaching out and touching base with their customers that order holiday gifts.  When half of all business gifts purchased for the holidays are food gifts, one of the biggest hurdles is the statement “I was going to buy from the local!”  As a promotional […]

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 […]

7 Ways to Stay in the Know

“An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.”  – Benjamin Franklin It takes time and effort to stay educated about all the new products, promotions, and selling tips. With a variety of lines, you have to be on top of a lot of information. Food gifts are an easy sell, but differ in a few key […]

Celebrate the Magic in Everyday Moments

“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” -Dr. Seuss Our lives are filled with millions of seemingly mundane moments, everyday occurrences that we won’t remember tomorrow. We get through each day while looking forward to the big moments: family vacations, friends’ weddings, the arrival of children and […]

The Business of Being Green

This Friday is Earth Day—a good day to reflect on how the judgment we use every day impacts the environment. Prompted by then- Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson, the first Earth Day was observed on April 22, 1970. After touring the oil spill devastation on the coast of Santa Barbara, Nelson worked to coordinate environmental events […]

Food of the Gods: 15 Fun Facts about Chocolate

  It’s no secret that we have a love for chocolate here at Maple Ridge Farms. And although we may be a bit biased, we know many of you share our love with the sweet silky confection.  With Easter coming up this weekend, and the amount of chocolate that is sure to be spread around, […]

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