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Insight Insider

Insight Insider

Bantam Bagels

Equipment

Packaging

IBIE machinery debuts

Food Safety

Portion control
Operations & Logistics

Controlling salmonella

Inventory software

Insight Insider:

in the West Village neighborhood in September of 2013.

Bantam Bagels
seizes opportunity for
lightning-fast growth

Then, last month, the Olesaks announced
they had struck a deal to put Bantam Bagels in more than 7,700 Starbucks locations nationwide.
"We're really excited," Nick says. "It's a
huge step for us, and we see it as the real
beginning of where things can really go
for the company."
Announced at the same time were
deals to put the bite-sized bagel bites in
more than 600 grocery stores, including
Kroger, Safeway and Fred Meyer.

By Ryan Atkinson

o say that Bantam Bagels has gone
through some growth in the last
three years would be a massive understatement. The New York City-based

T

company had already seen its business
skyrocket since owners Nick and Elyse
Olesak quit their jobs on Wall Street and
opened the doors to a small retail shop

The way the Olesaks and the company
have adapted to this rapid growth is a
lesson in flexibility, a willingness to learn
and networking.

'Get it done'
The Olesaks made the first batch of Bantam Bagels in their apartment, after Nick
awoke from a dream with the idea that
bagels should be bite-sized and filled
with cream cheese. They tested the recipes on friends and family until they felt
comfortable opening a retail shop.
Even after an appearance on Shark Tank,
which led to a spot on QVC, the couple
was doing everything themselves, "working 27-hour days," as Nick says.
BANTAM BAGELS HAS GROWN FROM AN APARTMENT KITCHEN TO NATIONWIDE IN THREE YEARS.
PHOTO CREDIT: BANTAM

"When we got our first QVC order, the
way to get it done at that moment was

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of instore - October 2016

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Editor's Note - Knowing the consumer
Table of Contents
News - On our radar
Cover Story - What's Driving Retail Foodservice Consumers?
Commissary Insider - October 2016
Insight Insider - Bantam Bagels
Food Safety - Controlling salmonella
Equipment - IBIE machinery debuts
Packaging - Portion control
Operations & Logistics - Inventory software
By the numbers - Value-added fruit
Need to know - Sushi saturation?
Feature - Dietitians: the new necessity
Feature - Peanut Butter Black Bean Brownies
Consider - Holiday cheese trays
On display - New Year's Eve
First to Market
Ad Index
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