13 Ways to successfully build & grow your Beverage and Food Brand

- Thomas Simon, Founder & President of QBP The digital age and social media have created many new opportunities to build and grow beverage and food brands.  Connecting with your target audience has never been easier.  Successfully navigating the digital world allows you to differentiate your brand and directly reach and engage with consumers.  The list below was created based on my experience as a wine importer/wholesaler and working with numerous alcohol brands both new and well established, distributors and retailers. Create an emotional connection between your brand and your target audience. Give them a reason to love, respect and support your brand, not just to buy your products. Understand [...]

January 16th, 2020|

Quality Custom Furniture Made Right Here In the USA

Are you looking for a high quality table as a focal point of your home?  What WE Make is a furniture manufacturing shop located just outside of Chicago that makes high quality furniture from reclaimed 100+ years old wood harvested from torn down Midwestern barns. Dan Quinn, owner of What WE Make , started the business over 15 years.  He and his team take great pride is producing high quality pieces made to last a lifetime.  You can choose from a wide variety of styles or have them custom make a table based on your design and measurements. All at prices comparable or lower than what you could pay in [...]

May 25th, 2019|

An Authentic Italian Expresso Experience at Home

Regardless if you have been to Italy, having an authentic Italian caffè (as far as Italians are concerned espresso is actually a method of brewing and not a beverage) in the morning is a great way to start the day.  A stovetop expresso pot is the gadget of choice in most Italian households.  Finding a high quality, authentic Italian one can be a challenge. Giannina is one of the most popular brands in Italy for stovetop coffee makers and the best quality.  Unfortunately, their products are not widely available in the US. Amazon in the UK sells the 3/1 cups Giannina La Tradizione Espresso Coffee Pot made from high quality [...]

April 30th, 2019|

Thinking about taking a trip for spring break?

It’s not too late to book a trip for spring break.  We found some really great airfares in March and April. Not sure where to go?  Check out Rick Steve’s European travel videos and lots of other useful information. Which destinations are great for a trip in spring?  Consider getting Lonely Planet's Where to Go When eBook which includes over 300 pages of valuable information all in one place. The Lonely Planet website offers all kinds of other great information and guides for travel destinations around the world.  As does the Discoverer website.  Sign up for their blog to get weekly updates on the world’s best destinations. If the weather [...]

March 2nd, 2019|

Fiesta San Antonio Medals

Many people in Texas are familiar with Fiesta® San Antonio, the annual party in April that attracts hundreds of thousands of out of town visitors to the Alamo city every year.  It all started back in 1891 with a first parade to honor the Battle of the Alamo and quickly grew into a local tradition. Today, the economic impact is huge, estimated at $340 Million in 2017.  75,000 volunteers and over 100 non-profit and military organizations keep things humming along – all coordinated by the Fiesta® San Antonio Commission.  Needless to say, heading to San Antonio to participate on one of the countless Fiesta events is a great way to [...]

February 4th, 2019|