Supplies & Services
5 Easy Marketing Ideas for Food Stalls
Marketing is key when starting a food business and is easy to do when you know how. You might have an amazing product, but unless potential customers take that first step to trying it, all the effort can be for nothing. These simple-to-implement tips can help you inspire that first step.
1. Create Slick, Simple Signage
Step back from your stall and think like a customer. Are your signs easily read? Are they written in a way that makes the food sound delicious? Don’t overcomplicate it, but try adding one or two words that tempt the tastebuds. Zest, juicy, smoked, chargrilled.
Remember professionally printed signs are not necessarily better. Think about your target audience and what would appeal to them. Did they come to this market looking for classy typefaces and cloth napkins? Unlikely.
It’s more likely they’re looking for authentic, tasty products that won’t break the bank. Having handmade signs show authenticity, and if done well demonstrate a level of care in your work. No matter how you construct your signage, the number one concern is that they’re legible.
If you have a long menu, make sure there’s a reason for people to stick around while they read it. Offer free samples of some of your more flavoursome food. Having bowls of water on the ground for dogs means owners will have a chance to read over your menu as the dog drinks.
2. Let Your Food Become Your Advertising
Showcase the food items you’re selling in a way that best suits your product. If it looks best just out of the oven, covered in sauce — then make sure you don’t cover it up before giving it to the customer. You want other people at the market to ask your customers where they got that delicious looking treat from. If you’re selling watermelon juice, make sure that pink pops by putting it in a see-through cup.
Stamp your packaging with your own label, or use a unique coloured napkin to stand out. This gives people a point of reference to look for when searching for your stall. A feature such as a helium balloon is a simple way of being seen over the crowd. When asked, customers can simply point ‘at the one with the balloon.’
3. Give People Options
Make sure you’re offering different food items at multiple price points. Smaller, less expensive items will draw in customers looking for a bargain, and those who simply can’t make up their mind. If they love the taste, these smaller items may even tempt them to coming back more than once. Drinks and sides are easy additions to meals, and will mean customers don’t need to go elsewhere. Plus, remember to advertise any gluten free, organic and vegan products. These will pull in additional customers looking for something particular.
4. Seeing Double
Sell two of the same mid-sized items together for a discounted price. For example, skewers are a great item for this. Sell one for $6 or two for $10. Selling in this way, customers will have a reason to buy more and will feel like they’re getting added value. It’s also much easier to hand over a $10 note than to dig around for the right change. Big brands understand the power of this kind of suggestion. It is no mistake that chewing gum is photographed with two pieces ready to eat, or Panadol ads have people taking two at once.
5. Get Social
Get a Facebook page if you don’t have one already, and populate it with good quality photos of your product, the stall, and your team. At each new market you attend, write a post telling people where you are and offer deals to those who follow you online, to encourage repeat business. These posts can be created ahead of time and scheduled to appear throughout the day while you’re cooking, so you can keep to the task at hand.
Make your stall Instagram worthy. Whether you’re on social media or not, how your stall and product looks is important. Create visual appeal in everything from your signage and packaging to the food on the plate. It doesn’t need to be expensive or over the top, just considered. The aim is to create a scene that people will want to share with their friends.
Of course the best marketing is great food and exceptional service, but with just a few simple tricks and a little bit of thought, you can make your stall stand out from the rest and help bring customers back, again and again.
Author - Danielle Ryans
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Australian Airbrush Co.
National NSW 2197
Phone: 02 97938894
Mobile: 0414 420 310
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Archer Combat Sports
Archer Combat Sports
Archer Combat Sports - Let the Adventure Begin - Archery Tag, S.A.F.E Archery
Phone: 0499 188 227
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Kyeemah NSW 2216
Phone: (02) 9599 7488
Mobile: 0414 687 734
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Aussie Night Markets
Aussie Night Markets
Food night markets at various locations 5pm - 10pm - Fairfield, Penrith, Bankstown, Menangle, Elara, Gosford, Hawkesbury, Mt Druitt, Cabbramatta, Parramatta, Bathurst, Marsden Park, St Ives, Castle Hill, Fairfield,
Phone: 0438 882 496
Website 2: http://www.facebook.com/aussienightmarkets
AUSTRALIA'S LIVING HISTORY
Australia's Living History
Phone: (07) 5426 4433
Mobile: 0408 737 337
John and Mary Jewell have been on tour with their attraction since 2000. They have travelled and performed in every main land state and to date have entertained the public at over 300 shows and events. Australia's Living History has won awards in NSW, Qld and the NT from Major Regional and Royal Shows. The attraction also has a proven record of being re-booked. One of the key factors to the success of their attraction is it operates all through the day; it's continuous with scheduled demonstration times. This means no matter what time or how many people are around they will be entertained. Australia's Living History is an attraction for the whole family, every one finds something that thrills them be it the extensive museum of interesting artefacts, the wonderful award winning display and or the many entertaining and interesting demonstrations. They travel with their dogs, Dot, Sam and Bert; they work the chooks in the background of their display. The chooks also travel with them. Mix all of that with great stories, yarns and entertaining trivia about our history and you have a successful attraction to help make your Show a great Event. John and Mary travel the Country in a five tonne truck (it carries the extensive display) and a large caravan they call home for ten months of the year.
Australian Designed Cotton Hats
First Point Accessories
Hats- 100% Cotton hats, adjustable, reversible and washable.
Phone: 07 5449 1183
Fax: 07 5449 1832
Fax: 07 5449 1832
First Point Accessories is a family owned business that designed the iconic "Ponytail" hat back in 1997 and have been supplying quality hats ever since. The hats are 100% cotton, reversible,adjustable and washable. They are UPF 50+ maximum sun protection. Please contact us for our very competitive prices.
AUSTRALIAN MARKET SUPPLIERS
AUSTRALIAN MARKET SUPPLIERS
A range of mostly handmade products from Thailand.
Welcome to Australian Market Suppliers ! We are delighted to offer you a great range of mostly handmade products from Thailand that will not only give you great mark-up but help many poor Thai people when you buy our products.
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Phone: 1300 939698
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Website 2: http://www.averyproducts.com.au/
We are a larger organisation of stationery supplies but Avery Products has launched a print- for- me service just for businesses. We focus just on start-ups, home and small businesses selling products at markets, fairs and fetes; operating on shoe-string budgets trying to produce from small quantities of professional marketing collaterals to promote their creations.
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Alpine Valleys Fine Foods
Handmade award winning plum puddings and fruit cakes
Phone: 03 57562919
The Traditional Plum Pudding Co.
Oct/Nov/Dec - Stall holders wanted for award winning, quality plum puddings
and fruit cakes handmade by Hilton trained chef. High turnover (usually $1200-$3000 per day), great profit margins. Looking for reliable, friendly people interested in representing a small family business from NE VIC operating since 1994. Add an extra stall at your existing markets for the months leading up to Xmas or just sell puddings - it'll be worth your while.
BAGS BAGS BAGS
Phone: 0417 017 935
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Bake It Bottle It Sell It - 1 Day Course or Private Meeting
Bake It Bottle It Sell It
Learn how to sell your gourmet products. Write a business plan, marketing concepts, and nutrition labels plus more. Lorri Loca has worked in the Food Industry for over 20 years. Launch your product into farmers markets and local food providores.
Phone: 0404 851 963
Mobile: 0404 851 963
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Have friends and family said that your jam, chutney, cake or biscuits are so great you should be selling them? This course is for the already accomplished home cook who wants to make that little dream of selling their wares a reality. Discover the key ingredients to starting your own food business from food safety, legal requirements, costings and product presentation through to your marketing and sales
Presented by Lorri Loca, a professional food consultant with over 20 years experience in the food industry. Her experience spans all aspects of the industry including retail, restaurants, event management and catering.
Australian International Traders Pty Ltd
Brookvale NSW 2100
Phone: 02 9939 7488
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Brian Harrington's Family Show
Mobile: 0408 489 593
I've had bookings all over the world with my unique acts attracting the biggest crowds at the biggest events. Named the Family Show, I can draw huge crowds to gather with interest from parents and grandparents all the way down to toddlers
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Cards and Grifts Clearance Outlet
70-78 Box Rd, Taren Point NSW 2229
We are a Cards and Gifts Clearance Outlet
Phone: 0413 986 081
LOOKING TO ENHANCE YOUR BUSINESS AND MAXIMISE SALES
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Phone: 0402 744 330
Mobile: 0402 744 330
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Phone: (07) 4928 5577
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Phone: (02) 6495 9898
Mobile: 0410 561 847
Character Children`s Clothing
Value Children's Wear
Phone: 04301 71927
Character Childern's Clothing for both Boys and Girls. Tinkerbell, Dora, Princess,Angry Birds, Thomas and Ben Ten etc.
View products on our web site, but please note the site shows display only, please read how to order.
CITY RURAL INSURANCE BROKERS
City Rural Insurance
Market Stall Insurance
Phone: 1300 887 429
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Phone: 0402 160 480 / 0408 487 338
COCKY CHEF BAKEHOUSE
Cocky Chef Bakehouse
Sydney & Surrounds NSW
Mobile: 0416 946 671
Website 2: http://www.facebook.com/CockyChefBakehouse
"Tastes like it's bad for you!"
Ah, but it isn't..our gluten free bakery creates divine food that is also actually healthy. Really! You must eat it and see :-). Proudly 100% Australian family owned. We bake bread, cakes, pies, cookies, muffins…and will be adding pizza bases, quiches, and more! Find us at the following markets:
FRIDAY Warriewood The Beaches Market 8am - 2pm
(Pittwater Rugby Park, Warriewood)
2nd and 4th SATURDAY Castle Hill Farmers Market 8am - 12pm
(Castle Hill Showground, Harvey Lowe Pavillion)
SUNDAY Frenchs Forest Organic Market 8am - 1pm
(The Parkway Hotel, 5 Frenchs Forest Rd East)
COFFEE JUST ROCKS
Coffee Just Rocks
Stuart Town NSW 2820
Phone: 0428 266 695
Coffee Catering Service
Phone: 0407 683 083
Mobile: 0407 683 083
COMPLETE ATM SERVICES
Complete ATM Services
We are ATM specialists with over 10 years experience in all things ATM!
Phone: (07) 5563 2860
Fax: (07) 5571 5160
Fax: (07) 5571 5160
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Country Handywork Collections-One stop Wholesaler
Country Handywork Collections
Wholesale of Handbag, Clothing, Table Liner, Jewellery, Towel, Blanket and Lots more at the Lowest Price
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Alice Springs - distrbuting nationally National
Distributors Wanted for our Spices - A simple 4 step cooking process that takes the complexity out of curry preparation. Check out our range of recipe variations and vegetarian options as well.
Phone: 0421 522 638
Mobile: 0421 522 638
About the Product
Choose from 11 different unique spice combinations including Butter Chicken, Chicken Korma, Rogan Josh, Vindaloo and Sri-Lankan Beef.
No Fillers, thickeners, preservatives or artificial ingredients.
Great value- each 90g pack makes 3 to 4 meals.
Simple 4 step cooking process guaranteed to bring exceptional results. Recipes on the back of each pack or at curryclub.net.au
A healthy alternative to processed curry sauces – add your own fresh ingredients.
Long shelf life– up to 12 months
Blended in Australia from pure spice.
About the Business Opportunity
Becoming a distributor of Curry Club spice blends in your local community or at your local market is a great way to earn extra income.
Supplement your existing product lines with a new and exciting product or start a new business initiative.
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No minimum order quantity.
Complementary Marketeers pack provided for approved distributors including Banners and other promotional and display materials.
GST free product
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Dee Why NSW 2099
We build food trucks for you. Food Truck Solutions came onto the scene in 2013. We identified there was a need and high demand in the market for customised high quality built food trucks.
Phone: 0405 369 991
Website 2: http://www.facebook.com/foodtrucksolution
Bathurst NSW NSW 2795
Event Management Services
Phone: (02) 6332 5031
Mobile: 0407 489 634
Designer Events is a long established Event Management Company which has been organising specialist events for over 20 years. We create, design, innovate and coordinate with the aim to make events unique, memorable and successful. Our business provides a complete event management service as well as a consultancy service and have extensive experience in managing a large range of events, from corporate events to fundraisers, public events, weddings and birthday parties. We also co-ordinate corporate and group accommodation in the Bathurst region.