Greetings Cocoa Community,
We’re encouraged to see many of the small businesses we serve have reopened and are quickly starting to thrive! We stand ready to offer support in our efforts to meet all of your chocolate needs.
Personally, my daughter Lauren and I ventured down to Florida in our first post-vaccination adventure to celebrate my fathers 92nd birthday. While there we took the opportunity to connect with a wonderful customer and partner Maggie Prittie. Maggie is the subject of our latest Cocoa Community spotlight and a great friend and resource of WWC! Her product knowledge is exceptional and her skills in creating wonderful chocolate products and desserts is truly impressive! We met Maggie for a meal at The Mill Restaurant in St Petersburg, for whom Maggie actually makes the desserts for both St. Pete and their South Tampa locations. We enjoyed a fantastic outdoor meal and needless to say indulged in some wonderful treats for dessert! Maggie & Lauren are pictured above over a sample of Maggie’s work enhanced by The Mill Chef’s masterful presentation. A great time and meal was shared by all! A special thanks to Deb, for hanging back to man the fort while Lauren & I got a chance to visit my folks.
On another note, we are all very excited about the rapid recovery that many areas are enjoying. However one area that is being tremendously challenged through these rapid changes is the supply chain. Inventory levels, international shipping, domestic logistics and truck supply are all out of balance as the entire nation strives to get back into stride. We are working hard to maintain inventory levels and keep from passing along increased costs, however we do recommend that you assess your needs, plan in advance and order accordingly whenever possible. Please let us know if you have increased anticipated needs and we will certainly do all we can to accommodate as so far, we’ve been quite successful staying ahead of these potential gaps. Thanks to all for your continued support and patronage!