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Wholesale prices?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Patti Humbert Aug 10, 2013. 12 Replies

HiI am currently writing a business plan for a new retail chocolate shop. This will be 180* from anything I've done but I am ready to make the leap. However, I am having difficulty projecting my…Continue

 

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Patti Humbert replied to Maia Schneider's discussion Wholesale prices?
"It's convenient and you don't have to pay the crazy hot weather shipping. I'm saving my pennies to get more El Rey and some Grenada Chocolate Company come November. Until then pound plus works! I do add extra cocoa butter to the milk,…"
Aug 10, 2013
Mattias Blom replied to Maia Schneider's discussion Wholesale prices?
"Thanks guys! Didn't know the pound plus was made by Callebaut, I have been snacking on that one for years, have some in my pantry right now, coincidentally I have been using Callebaut 811NV for my bars, even bought some more from Gygi in…"
Aug 10, 2013
Patti Humbert replied to Maia Schneider's discussion Wholesale prices?
"I also just remembered this- if you are close to a Trader Joes, they carry the pound plus bars for $4.99. It is made by Caullebaut, the milk is a bit difficult to temper but the dark tempers well. You can't beat that price. When I run out of El…"
Aug 9, 2013
Paul John Kearins replied to Maia Schneider's discussion Wholesale prices?
"I'm in the same position , kind of. I have already started but my profit margin is minimal as I have not yet acquired a wholesale account . It would mean agreeing to a set quantity per month from a supplier and of course without a customer base…"
Aug 9, 2013
Patti Humbert replied to Maia Schneider's discussion Wholesale prices?
"Check el Rey chocolates too. They will sell wholesale to you, you don't need an account. I will personally vouch for their chocolate that it is delicious. I believe they are currently out of milk chocolate but you can still get pricing. I…"
Aug 9, 2013
Mattias Blom replied to Maia Schneider's discussion Wholesale prices?
"What places did you contact? Would love to know of more options. Thank You!"
Aug 9, 2013
Maia Schneider replied to Maia Schneider's discussion Wholesale prices?
"Thanks so much - as grandma said you trap more flies with honey than vinegar! I appreciate your response."
Sep 11, 2012
Lici D replied to Maia Schneider's discussion Wholesale prices?
"I had the same problem a little while ago.  I just decided to call and email a few places I was interested in.  I told them that I was thinking of opening a shop and was still in the pricing stage.  I told them I still was not sure…"
Sep 11, 2012
Maia Schneider replied to Maia Schneider's discussion Wholesale prices?
"thanks Ruth!"
Sep 7, 2012
Maia Schneider replied to Maia Schneider's discussion Wholesale prices?
"thank you!"
Sep 7, 2012
Ruth Atkinson Kendrick replied to Maia Schneider's discussion Wholesale prices?
"Check out Albert Uster. They have a large variety of items and you can compare prices."
Sep 6, 2012
George Trejo replied to Maia Schneider's discussion Wholesale prices?
"BBFDirect.com is great for buyers, you can see wholesale pricing and recommended retail from a HUGE number of chocolatiers and bean to bar products."
Sep 6, 2012
Maia Schneider posted a discussion

Wholesale prices?

HiI am currently writing a business plan for a new retail chocolate shop. This will be 180* from anything I've done but I am ready to make the leap. However, I am having difficulty projecting my costs for goods - I cannot apply for a wholesale account anywhere as I don't have a business yet. But I can't finish the business plan without at least some ballpark estimates of purchasing high quality chocolate bars and products, globally, wholesale to ship to California. These would be consumer-ready…See More
Sep 6, 2012
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Most memorable chocolate experience:
eating a bag full of miniature chocolate peanut butter cups in the bathtub when i was 7
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ummm really? just one?

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