Merchants Corner

8
May

Fully Compostable Ecofriendly Products come to the Caribbean

Merchants has done extensive research to bring the BEST Eco Friendly FULLY COMPOSTABLE product to the Caribbean including the USVI, BVI, AND BWI. It is time to move away from polystyrene and other “ecofriendly” products towards ECOSOURCE, a higher quality competitively priced product that is FULLY COMPOSTABLE compared to similar products currently in the marketplace. Check out the Sugarcane Paper
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22
Jan

SEPTEMBER: Are You Ready For Some Football?

Yes, it is that time of year again, high school, college and professional football seasons are ready to begin. That means parties, tailgating and lots of food! Some of the most common tailgating foods are salsas, dips, hamburgers, hot dogs, ribs, bratwurst and of course CHICKEN WINGS!!! There are many schools of thought on preparation techniques for all of these

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22
Jan

AUGUST: Tomatoes, order them without fear

One of the biggest challenges in shipping produce down to the islands has always been tomatoes. While most of what we sell are of the gas ripened variety, we do also offer vine ripened as well as some hothouse varieties and even heirlooms of various types. They are very different in taste and texture which can be further explained to

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22
Jan

JULY: Veal…new offerings to meet your changing needs!

I know, there are several negative stigmas commonly associated with veal. Of course there are those that still stay away from it, but for those of us that enjoy the unique flavor and texture of veal, it is a delicacy. Dating back hundreds of years, the male calves of dairy cows were kept for breeding purposes, but as the dairy
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22
Jan

JUNE: Let’s Talk Pork!

It used to be that pork was just, well, pork. In today’s marketplace pork has evolved from your standard run of the mill conventional pork, to many different high end, specialty breeds that yield a product that is so vastly different from conventional pork it really ought to have a separate classification. Today I will look at some of the

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22
Jan

MAY: The Importance of Menus in Restaurant’s Brand Identity

In this age of expected nanosecond responses to questions and search engines identifying restaurants by their branding, it becomes more critical than ever to understand that the menu is your most vital instrument of conveyance to your clientele. Your menu defines your business.  Are you Pan Asian, French, Latin American or American classic? Are you farm to table? Are you

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12
Jan

APRIL: It’s time for the WOW factor…..

Let’s talk about specialty meats and game meats. If you were not aware, Merchants has the availability of some pretty unique items. Many of the top chefs in the world seek out these items to use as a “WOW” factor on their menus. We are very fortunate to have partnered with one of the leading importers of these items and

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12
Jan

MARCH: What’s in your refrigerator?

If I were to ask you right now, “what is in your refrigerator that needs to be used or it will need to be thrown away?”, would you have a fast and accurate answer? As a manager or owner operator you ought to be able to answer that question accurately and quickly. A daily audit of all refrigerated boxes and

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6
Dec

FEBRUARY: Beef 101: Portion Control vs Cutting from Sub-Primal

Do you buy portion control steaks or cut your own from sub-primal cuts? Let me weigh in. Part of being on an island means that you are in one way or another paying the ocean freight to get your products. Given that cost, you want to waste as little as possible. So let’s look at a strip loin and the

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