food

Entrepreneurial success, now snack-sized

By GREGORY ZELLER // There’s a good chance your Memorial Day snacks, and other sweet and salty selections in your summer picnic basket, come courtesy of Jake Schmigelski. Forget trying to pronounce it – his own family adopted the pseudonym “Gale” years ago, he noted – and just bask in Schmigelski’s genius, which turned a wandering one-man-show into a major regional broker and redistributor of some of your favorite munchies. So if you got your…


Where success requires a little shelf examination

By GREGORY ZELLER // It’s one thing for a food startup to conquer the weekend farmer’s market circuit, something much more to break into retail, where the average grocery store offers customers more than 40,000 items, with 20,000 new ones introduced nationally every year. Of which 80 percent fail. How to win over the big boys and keep them coming back for more? There’s an incubator for that. Welcome Spring to Market, a new initiative…