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Why are boutiques and coffee shops selling the same olive oil and tinned fish?

Feb 2, 2023
Those pantry brands aren't as small as consumers think, says writer Emily Sundberg. Wholesaler Faire is "the Oz behind the curtain."
If you've noticed boutiques or coffee shops offering a selection of artisanal pantry basics, there's a chance they're all being purchased from the same wholesale marketplace.
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Adapting to a changing neighborhood: Book Show

Dec 5, 2014
Book Show's odd, unknown, fringe, and quirky collection finds a home.

Uncorking what keeps independent liquor stores afloat

Dec 7, 2012
Conventional wisdom says that big-box stores and supermarket chains offer cheaper alcohol than independent shops. But private liquor stores offer something big retailers can't.