Monday, February 25, 2013

Leaving a Bad Taste in my Mouth

We carry Otis Spunkmeyer cookies for our customers. We bake them fresh every day and they taste really really good. We've had these cookies for over two years now.

The cookie above is my all-time abso-fucking-lute favorite. It is called a Carnival cookie. See it? Isn't it beautiful? Here, I'll show it to you again:

Eat me.

Recently, the Otis Spunkmeyer company has decided not to deliver to stores anymore. They now ship to big suppliers, who distribute the cookies to their customers. Otis Spunkmeyer's reasoning is that they want to focus on making their cookies and since they have recently gotten a lot of new business, it is costing too much to deliver to every store.

Fine, whatevs.

But what pisses me off is that now we can't find a company that can give us our product.

Correction: We have found a few companies that have these cookies, but they are raising the prices so high that it's impossible for us to make a profit on these cookies.

So instead, these new companies are promoting their own brand of cookies.

So I ask; How is this method possibly going to keep Otis Spunkmeyer in business? These distributors are trying to push their own cookies and raising the price on Otis cookies so that you don't have any choice but to go with the off-brand.

I mean, sure the Otis cookies are good, but customers will eat anything that is baked fresh. Customers eat the mysterious products we have on our shelves that have no expiration date and that have been sitting there for who knows how long.

But if we switch the brand of cookies, I doubt a lot of people are going to notice. Sure, we'll get a few people whose palettes have been offended, but they'll get over it.

Bad move on Otis Spunkmeyer's part. We will probably be changing over to a less expensive cookie. I hate when companies do this. Don't screw the little guys, we're the ones that put you on the map in the first place!!

1 comment:

  1. That's too bad. How was the product delivered? In a large container of dough mix or in individual cookie sizes ready for the baking sheet?



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