I am pleased to say that all systems are go! All equipment is fully up and running. We have had to hold off on some wholesale orders but today I am relieved to say that we are all caught up on all but two orders which will be finished this week. I also am finally going to ship some past due internet orders and current orders as well.
I have decided to close the Oakdale location (which were just offices) and move the office to the Sayville location where the kitchen and retail is located. We are setting up the retail store to be a cash and carry CHOCOLATE Warehouse. The reason is because we are becoming swamped with wholesale orders that I don't want to spend time making the store to fancy with the need to have to spend to much time with loose chocolates that need to be chosen and packed into boxes each time. The retail will be a cash and carry and everything will be pre packaged and put into containers on the shelves.
The format will be a one price per pound no matter what you buy and nothing will be sold loose unwrapped. Small shopping baskets will be used and people will buy what they want and need for the holidays, load up the basket, weight it and that's it.
The reason for this is to simplify retail that still offers great items at reasonable prices and also be able to focus on wholesale more with out the distractions of having to spend 1/2 hour waiting for people to make up their minds what they want if we were to sell individual chocolates that need to be boxed after they pick them.
I am also in meetings with a new york contact and out of state people about further expansion plans and new items to be introduced in the confection related market (edible and non edible)
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and will have an equally happy holiday. I will be working hard and will be bringing some great news for our new year.
Thanks to all GNGR shareholders and customers alike.
We are also looking into the possibility of being able to rent additional stores on a month to month basis with no need to do anything more then to just bring in shelves and a small counter and scale and that's IT!
This will also allow us to franchise this format to just about any store that has foot traffic who wants to make more money and not have to worry about open inventory that requires a health certificate.
This time mid next week the store will be loaded with HOLIDAY choclates.
Case packs of 500 milk and dark Oysters being shipped.
gift box chocolates being filled this week.
More oysters! Orders being shipped nationally starting last week.
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