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Posted January 26, 2008 by Nick Lindauer in Makers
 
 

News & Updates from Denzel


Howdy Folks,

I just wanted to let everyone know about the goings on here at DGF. It’s been a real eventful year for us. We won our 10th Scovie this year, Yippie!!!! Pineapple Punch got a 3rd in Fruit Hot Sauce. It’s always nice to have your products do well in these competitions as there are some real good products out there.

We also finally have distribution in the US through Hot Shots in North Carolina, so if you’re a retailer and you’d like to carry our products, they’re your guys. I’d like to say thanks to Dave Lutes at Hot Shots who took a chance on our products when no one else would. This link will take you to their website where you can find their contact info, catalog etc”¦ http://hotshotshotsauce.com . There seem to be more and more on-line retailers with our stuff in the US. Hot Sauce World comes to mind and I believe they are carrying our whole line, although there are many others that you can find without to much trouble.

Something that has just evolved over time rather unexpectedly is that we’re doing more and more food service business. We’re selling a real lot of 4 litre jugs of hot sauce to restaurants and pubs. Private labeling is also a real growing concern. We’ve made sauces for pubs, restaurants, gift shops, delis, meat shops, fish shops, grocery stores, realtors, ski resorts, wedding invitations, party invitations, festivals, engineering firms and who knows what all else.

We’ve got a couple specials on right now. We’re selling our cute little wooden gift box shipping included to anywhere in the US and Canada for $50.00. You can choose any 6 combination of 6 bottles of our hot sauces. Also for 30 measley bucks you can get any 3 bottles of hot sauce shipping included to anywhere in the US or Canada, plus we’re throwing in a free bottle of the Gourmet Habanero. This offer will expire on February 28th, 2008. Just email me your selections as the shopping cart is not set up to handle this. We’re going to have some kind of deal each month so make sure you check back.

Things to watch for:

Mini Bottles – We’re going to make our sauces available in 50ml bottles real soon. I test marketed them in the fall and they were an overwhelming success. For sure all the sauces will be available individually, but I’d like to be able to offer the complete collection in some kind of rack or box. (I’m working on it)

Expansion of the Pantry ““ We’re going to be selling some other Okanagan/Shuswap area products on the website. There are so many great products being made around here and I’m convinced that this co-operative approach will be good for all involved. We’ll also be wholesaling them to our existing retailers if they so desire. We’re real excited about this and as products come on line we’ll be letting you know.

New Products ““ Mustards and BBQ sauces are on the agenda, as well as a couple new hot sauces. Nothing yet, but I’m close.

Some random musings”¦We’re desperately looking for an Eastern Canadian Distributor. If anyone can hook us up there’s a lot of free sauce in it for ya. Which brings me to something else I’ve been thinking about. I’d like to institute some sort of rewards program or finders fee perhaps for people that get us new customers, whether they be retail, private label or food service. Any thoughts???

Well I’d like to thank everyone that took the time to read this mess, and if you’d never like to hear from us again, please email me – denzel@denzelshotsauce.com – and I will make sure you are forever purged from our system.

Cheers,

Denzel


Nick Lindauer

 
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