Food for Thought.

Harvest America Ventures

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE CHEF-PURVEYOR RELATIONSHIP

I remember a fantastic television ad years ago for a company that escapes me at the moment. The owner of the company assembled his key sales people together and said that they had a problem: many of their old, established clients had told him that they no longer felt like they knew his company, no longer felt like he was in touch with their needs. He paused and then said that they were going to change and go back to the company that they use to be. He passed out plane tickets to everyone and said they were to go back to building those personal relationships with their clients, listening to them and responding to their needs. To me, this was one of the most important commercials of the past 20 years. It pointed to a problem that exists in so many industries, and in this case – the food…

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