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Need your opion and insight..

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephane Laviolette Aug 21. 4 Replies

Hi, About 6 weeks ago I opened up a chocolate kiosk within a very popular candy store, now what I taught would be smooth sailing has proven to be a real challenge.. I am restricted to 160sq/ft…Continue

Need some help for my new shop

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephane Laviolette Jul 3. 6 Replies

hi,I got a great opportunity, an opportunity that one just can't refuse.. I was offered space within a very well established candy store on a very busy street, were talking about a store with an…Continue

Looking for custom printed bar wrapping, example provided

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ash Maki May 29. 3 Replies

Hi,I have been looking recently to purchase custom printed rolls ( I assume it is delivered in rolls ) wrapping paper for small chocolate bars, I am guessing the same rolls used in wrapping machines,…Continue

Lollipop packaging

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rochelle Apr 24, 2013. 1 Reply

HiWe produce thousands of chocolate lollipop's a year and now with a new agreement I will probably double the amount I produce in a year, which is good news, but I have a problem..All my lollipop's…Continue

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Stephane Laviolette replied to Stephane Laviolette's discussion Need your opion and insight..
"I think I do.. but I am worried about making a bad decision.. but more and more I think that to stop selling truffles by unit is the way to go.. I will only offer them in mixed boxes, and I am looking at doing some wine pairings with a local wine…"
Aug 21
Ruth Atkinson Kendrick replied to Stephane Laviolette's discussion Need your opion and insight..
"I think you should concentrate on what is selling. Sounds like you know what you should do:)"
Aug 21
Stephane Laviolette replied to Stephane Laviolette's discussion Need your opion and insight..
"I was looking for comments and opinions and comments.. not cocoa beans LOL"
Aug 21
garay more replied to Stephane Laviolette's discussion Need your opion and insight..
"i am a cocoa farmer from east africa, and i am able to supply any quantity of cocoa bean requested  Contact me soonest if interested  lopezmariam3@gmail.com"
Aug 21
Stephane Laviolette posted a discussion

Need your opion and insight..

Hi, About 6 weeks ago I opened up a chocolate kiosk within a very popular candy store, now what I taught would be smooth sailing has proven to be a real challenge.. I am restricted to 160sq/ft production and retail space.I am offering a bit of everything.. molded products, truffles, dipped products and a whole lot of chocolate barsNow I am debating what to do with my truffles.. I think my price point is a bit too high but I am also debating how I will continue to sell them.. right now I have a…See More
Aug 18
Stephane Laviolette replied to Stephane Laviolette's discussion Need some help for my new shop
"I like the idea of frappucinos.. even if there is a starbucks a block away.. cheap and easy item to offer, thanks !"
Jul 3
José Crespo replied to Stephane Laviolette's discussion Need some help for my new shop
"Hi, I would try to differentiate a bit from the candy store. I would remove or relocate those superman and the beatles frames and add some chocolate/cacao ambientation. I would add an expresso machine and serve consistently great (fair trade)…"
Jul 3
Larry replied to Stephane Laviolette's discussion Need some help for my new shop
"The space looks much better now. Perhaps you could add some signage showing how you can make custom bars. Or a big sign showing the flavors. I mean big enough to put across the red desk. All that frontage is being wasted. Is there a question or…"
Jul 3
Stephane Laviolette replied to Stephane Laviolette's discussion Need some help for my new shop
"Hi, I have a very small base but I moved cities so i can't really count on them, i have to build from the ground up. I was hoping the foot traffic of the candy store would give me a boost, now obviously it helps but still..  i do have…"
Jul 3
Ruth Atkinson Kendrick replied to Stephane Laviolette's discussion Need some help for my new shop
"It takes a bit of time to build up a customer base. Did you have customers before moving? Do they know where to find you? Are you sampling? Is the rest of the store at the same price point as you? Is the rest of the store competing with you? Can you…"
Jul 3
Stephane Laviolette replied to Stephane Laviolette's discussion Need some help for my new shop
"by the way the initial photo is before I moved in, here is a photo of what the space looks like with my stock."
Jul 2
Stephane Laviolette posted a discussion

Need some help for my new shop

hi,I got a great opportunity, an opportunity that one just can't refuse.. I was offered space within a very well established candy store on a very busy street, were talking about a store with an average of 110 paying transactions per day and probably 3 times more individuals coming in the store.So I rent out about 150sq ft, I do not have much display space, I have attached a photo of the space. I do not have a refrigerated display case so i am limited as far as truffles.I moved in saturday,…See More
Jul 2
Ash Maki replied to Stephane Laviolette's discussion Looking for custom printed bar wrapping, example provided
"The Revere Group is pretty good too. glerup.com"
May 29
Mike replied to Stephane Laviolette's discussion Looking for custom printed bar wrapping, example provided
"These guys could probably do it for you: www.flairpackaging.com If it needs to be a custom job, then be prepared to spend a few thousand dollars, at least. good luck!"
May 26
Stephane Laviolette replied to Stephane Laviolette's discussion Looking for custom printed bar wrapping, example provided
"example attached"
May 26
Stephane Laviolette posted a discussion

Looking for custom printed bar wrapping, example provided

Hi,I have been looking recently to purchase custom printed rolls ( I assume it is delivered in rolls ) wrapping paper for small chocolate bars, I am guessing the same rolls used in wrapping machines, I have attached a sample photo of what I want to have as a finished product.Now I am not looking at producing huge runs but I want to have a well finished product, the whole process will be done manually and the products would be heat sealed manually.Can someone point me towards a company,…See More
May 26

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