Just got back from a buying trip with the directors of wine, deli, and R. Field. Was a great trip to Sacramento where we met with over 400 vendors offering cheeses, specialty meats, yogurt, you name it.
We locked onto quite a few great American artisan cheeses, and some really nice French cheeses as well. Keep an eye on R. Field's selection. In short time, they should offer a wider selection of cheeses from France, all flown in.
Also, keep an eye on the Foodland Deli's. We are going through our assortment of cheeses and will be adding in some of the top sellers in quality from each cheese category.
And for wine, we visited with a wine group based in Livermore, Ca. Had a great discussion and found some really great quality. Our goal was to find products that drink at 2-3 times the retail. Looks like we found a few that we can sell for less than 10 bucks but will have the quality of wines that are over 20 dollars.
Lots and lots of ideas…..
While we are on the subject, is there anything you're looking for in wine and cheese that you would like to see? Always happy to hear from our customers.