Spending time in research and product development to introduce new products, they found the ever-escalating ingredient, shipping and packaging costs were causing them to re-evaluate some of their existing small batch products for possible discontinuation. The decision to discontinue a product was not based upon poor sales, but instead the unacceptable reality of setting a ridiculous price in order to break even. Pulling from a work philosophy of "if it's not broken, break it", the creative juices flowed.
Beginning with JAVA Snack Bars, this hands-on evaluation process and philosophy led JAVA & Co. down a path of innovation to simplify the ingredient list for the consumer, increase and freshen the flavor profile and refresh and update the Snack Bars. From a business side, JAVA & Co. eliminated their reliance on one high priced vendor, reduced costs and improved the product. JAVA & Co. was able to keep the Snack Bar collection, maintain small batch handcrafted production and showcase a stronger product while maintaining the 2008 retail price!
Please visit http://www.javaandco.com to view the entire collection (new, refreshed and original favorites) of JAVA & Co. artisan handmade specialties. For additional inquiries, please contact Jamie Knoll at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at (309) 361-3276.
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Handcrafted. Fresh. Artisanal. Specialties.
Chef-Inspired Coffee Infused Specialties. Handmade utilizing proprietary small batch recipes with fine ingredients like real vanilla and hand cracked eggs in the hand cut biscotti; locally roasted coffee beans in the syrups; freshly ground whole spices and coffee in the sweet and savory JAVA Spice; and dairy cream and butter in our artisan caramels.
New for 2012 - Wake Up! Bath & Body Collection - featuring key recognizable ingredients without artificial colors, parabens, sulfates or known toxins.