One of the bigger challenges often faced by artisan food manufacturers is gaining entry into the retail stores and other outlets where they would like to see their unique, high quality products sold. Many retailers are reluctant to take on new artisan food manufacturers for a variety of reasons.
With Artisan Exchange's optional wholesale distribution service, many of the obstacles are overcome due to being part of an established, well known brand that provides what wholesale buyers are looking for - ease of ordering, reliable, accurate, on time deliveries, single invoicing and payment for multiple manufacturers' products, all backed by highly personalized service from a seasoned team of food professionals. Joining the Artisan Exchange wholesale distribution service enables artisan manufacturers to focus on the other priorities needed to grow their business - such as marketing, sampling and demos to show how their products are used, improving manufacturing practices to gain efficiencies, and lower their costs.
Artisan Exchange also represents and provides distribution services for other food manufacturers whose people, practices, and products meet the mission and values of the Artisan Exchange way of doing business. If you are such a producer and would like to join the Artisan Exchange community, please contact us by clicking the tab on the right side of this page.
Purchasing products sold by Artisan Exchange enables Buyers to achieve their goal of stocking their shelves with high quality, locally produced, artisanly made products that customers will ask for again and again. Access to dozens of manufacturers from diverse cultural backgrounds ensures a steady flow of unique products to meet every taste and desire of well informed, highly discerning customers. The ease of ordering, followed by accurate, on time deliveries, with all products on a single invoice makes doing business with Artisan Exchange easy and enjoyable. The Artisan Exchange Team knows the food business and focuses on streamlining the daily routines as much as possible.
As Artisan Exchange continues to grow, we welcome the opportunity to serve a diverse group of buyers as well. From traditional Mom & Pop stores, to high end specialty gourmet food stores, to large chains such as Whole Foods, to food service companies providing on site dining and cafe services, Artisan Exchange serves them all. For more information about purchasing through Artisan Exchange and a full list of available products, please contact us by clicking the tab on the right side of this page.
Artisan Exchange provides an affordable environment that supports entrepreneurs committed to producing hand-crafted, sustainable foods while sharing sound business practices that have a positive social impact. We lease small-scale individual food related manufacturing and distribution workstations in a fully equipped 27,000 square foot distribution center including sanitized work and clean up area. The facility has Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture approval.