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post #91 of 97
What a joke this girl is!
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Thanks girls. I have no clue what I have done to make her single me out. You would think she would target the more well known bakeries in her area of town. However, it does make me feel good that my little bakery can intimidate her so much.

I have just been trying to take the high road and not let her know that I am on to what she is doing. When her worker walked in I simply channeled CC and said "No. Just no"

I am so glad I have this forum to vent through. Its one thing to talk to my husband about it. Its another to talk to people that know how I am feeling.

post #93 of 97

She actually walked in and asked to leave fliers for her bakery? Just like that? Wha...?

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You should have taken all the fliers and thrown them in the bin, preferably while she was still in your store icon_twisted.gif

post #95 of 97

My last shop was in a high foot traffic, downtown business district. We sold sandwiches and stuffed breads so lunchtime was crazy busy. A new deli owner from down the street sent his girl to stand in front of our door with a large sample platter. At first I was stunned. Then I whipped around from behind the counter and went outside. I was fuming and told her to leave. Poor thing, I really scared her, but tough. 

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post #96 of 97

Sound like you don't need to worry about her lies.  If business is already increasing it might be that people are quiestioning what she is saying after having tasted her dry product.  It will actually turn even more on her as people who know your products start telling other people what a joke she is.  Word will get out without you badmouthing her and you will come out looking even better for having taken a professional stance.

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Many "bakeries" are simply businesses concerned with the financial aspect. Their products have value based on sales, not taste. It's cheaper to unwrap a box of factory cookies and slide it into the case, than it is to pay for raw ingredients and labor. 

I guess this is why people seem genuinely impressed when they ask if we make everything ourselves and we tell them yes. We're thinking, "Umm, OF COURSE we make all of the baked goods, we're a bakery!" But I guess it's not as common as you might think?? The only thing we don't make ourselves is the soda, bottled water, and Big Train mix for our frozen drinks! 

 

I would expect a grocery store bakery to ship things in to sell. But any kind of traditional stand-alone and/or specialty bakery, which it sounds like this girl is trying to be, should make their own stuff, IMO. Otherwise, why the heck do you own a bakery?

 

Also, WAL-MART cupcakes?? Really? icon_confused.gif

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