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graduating from Columbia University,
only delving into the bagel world after
Nick's midnight revelation, and doing so
relatively blindly.
But that lack of food production knowledge, Nick says, ended up being a huge
key in the success of the final product.
"We didn't know it at the time, but not
really having any background in baking
or the culinary world was an advantage,"
Nick says. "Coming at creating this product from a very simple, broken-down,
almost bare-bones approach allowed us
to create a product that, at its core, is
simple, authentic and unique. It's a real
New York bagel."
The company has maintained the attitude of learning throughout its boom,
remaining very cognizant of what it

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knows and even more cognizant of what
it doesn't, Nick says.
"Any great entrepreneur and anyone trying to be successful and go out on their
own has to be very aware of that, and
know that they need to ask for help,"
he says. "You want to say 'yes' to every
single thing you're asked and accept
every offer and take every deal. But it's
often better to be more selective. Every
single day we're learning something new,
and I think we've been able to surround
ourselves with a network of people and
mentors that have helped us every step
of the way."

'A real partnership'
While Bantam is actively moving into
supermarkets and drug stores and has
aspirations to increase their offerings

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in retail foodservice, it is evident that
their partnership with Starbucks is paramount.
Not only has the massive corporation
provided support in bringing Bantam Bagels to consumers across the nation, the
Olesaks say they have received invaluable guidance over the last year.
"For us, it has become a real partnership," Nick says. "Starbucks has been a
very valuable partner in helping us grow
the business. They've obviously delivered to us tremendous growth in terms
of point-of-sale, but they've also been
our mentors along the way and helped us
grow and position ourselves to be the big
business we want to be."
Because it found such a solid partnership,
the company has been able to succeed

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

instore - October 2016
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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instore - October 2016 - Table of Contents
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instore - October 2016 - News - On our radar
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instore - October 2016 - Cover Story - What's Driving Retail Foodservice Consumers?
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instore - October 2016 - First to Market
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