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Jody Dotson
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  • Empire, MI
  • United States
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Jody Dotson replied to Jack Meyer's discussion How does one go about getting a "Nutritional Facts" evaluation so the data can be placed on chocolate for sale? in the group Startup Central
"recipal.com is a great site for nutrition analysis"
Nov 26
Shalini Latour replied to Jody Dotson's discussion Profit Margins/Mark-up for Retail, Wholesale, Distribution? Payroll? in the group Startup Central
"HiMy cost of goods is a bit higher then yours 30 to 35%. I don't really a labor break down because I am still a tiny company and do most everything my self. I do around 40% off suggested retail for wholesale orders. It seams to work for most of…"
Nov 20
Mark Allan replied to Jody Dotson's discussion Profit Margins/Mark-up for Retail, Wholesale, Distribution? Payroll? in the group Startup Central
"You've been in it a lot longer than me, and I cannot say we are in the same boat. I am an American living in Honduras, running an orphanage. I buy Honduran cocoa and make chocolate with it, something even the citizens have not seen. This…"
Nov 20
Jody Dotson added a discussion to the group Startup Central
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Profit Margins/Mark-up for Retail, Wholesale, Distribution? Payroll?

Hi there,I'm wondering if anyone has come across industry standards in chocolate for profit margins for retail, wholesale and distribution?Also, is anyone willing to share info on labor/cost of goods percentages?Our labor is hovering around 40%. Is that normal? High? Cost of goods is between 25% and 30%.We're a high-end chocolate shop that has been in business for 10 years. We've been primarily retail (over 90% of our sales) in a tourist area where the season only lasts 3 months of the year. We…See More
Nov 20
Jody Dotson joined Clay Gordon's group
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Startup Central

Are you looking to start a chocolate business? Want to talk to others who've been there or done that - or have you been there and done it and want to share with others? This is the place to discuss it.See More
Nov 20
Jody Dotson updated their profile
Apr 3, 2013
Jody Dotson and Dale Anderson are now friends
Apr 3, 2013
Jody Dotson joined Clay Gordon's group
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The Science of Chocolate

Are you interested in all the nitty gritty details of cacao and chocolate - genetics, geopolitics, agronomy, taxonomy, and the like? Then this is the group to join to take a deep dive into chocolate.
Mar 14, 2013
Jody Dotson joined Clay Gordon's group
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Giving Back

It's not enough to hand off to NGOs (non-governmental organizations) the responsibility to redress issues of ethical trade. The purpose of this group is to discuss ways to improve the quality of life of farm families and farm communities worldwide.
Mar 14, 2013
Jody Dotson joined Clay Gordon's group
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Tena Diaries

Tena Diaries is a vehicle to focus international awareness and attention on development in the region.
Mar 14, 2013
Jody Dotson joined Clay Gordon's group
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Tastings, Travel, & Adventure

This group is for people interested in organizing tasting events and travel programs and adventures. Group members can cross-post events in the Events calendar and manage RSVP lists.
Mar 14, 2013
Jeff Stern is attending Jody Dotson's event
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The Origin of Chocolate and Celebration of Indigenous Culture in Ecuador: Jan 7 - 17th 2011 at Ecuador

January 7, 2011 to January 17, 2011
Click here for itinerary for the trip: http://gonowbefree.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/gobe-january2011-trip.pdfContact Jody Treter with questions at (231) 342-0696 or jodytreter@gmail.comThe Origin of Chocolate and the Celebration of Indigenous Culture January 7 – 17th, 2011Join us on an adventure to Ecuador and experience the wonders of one of our world's most coveted treats - chocolate. We'll visit cacao…See More
Jan 4, 2011
Jody Dotson replied to Casey's discussion Chocolates of Ecuador -- Arriba, Nacional, CCN51
"Hello Friend, Our our upcoming Cacao trip to Ecuador (January 7th - 17th) we'll spend two days with Samuel Von Rutte, a farmer near Quevedo, who is working hard to isolate and propogate the purest <and highest quality> strains of…"
Dec 18, 2010
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Dec 18, 2010
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The Origin of Chocolate and Celebration of Indigenous Culture in Ecuador: Jan 7 - 17th 2011 at Ecuador

January 7, 2011 to January 17, 2011
Click here for itinerary for the trip: http://gonowbefree.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/gobe-january2011-trip.pdfContact Jody Treter with questions at (231) 342-0696 or jodytreter@gmail.comThe Origin of Chocolate and the Celebration of Indigenous Culture January 7 – 17th, 2011Join us on an adventure to Ecuador and experience the wonders of one of our world's most coveted treats - chocolate. We'll visit cacao…See More
Nov 27, 2010
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The Origin of Chocolate and Celebration of Indigenous Culture in Ecuador: Jan 7 - 17th at Ecuador

November 23, 2010 from 6pm to 7pm
Click here for itinerary for the trip: http://gonowbefree.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/gobe-january2011-trip.pdfContact Jody Treter with questions at (231) 342-0696 or jodytreter@gmail.comThe Origin of Chocolate and the Celebration of Indigenous Culture January 7 – 17th, 2011Join us on an adventure to Ecuador and experience the wonders of one of our world's most coveted treats - chocolate. We'll visit cacao…See More
Nov 23, 2010

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Dark, Milk, White?
Dark
Most memorable chocolate experience:
There is no one experience but I've immensely enjoyed all the new friends I've made (from farmers to customers) because of chocolate.
My favorite chocolate is:
I'm a fan of experimentation but I'll always love pure, dark, sustainably grown chocolate

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