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Dan Strongin is a well-known name in the food industry. Strongin began his career in the food industry on the front lines as a chef. For two decades he worked as a five-star chef, including seven years with the Ritz Carlton Corporation. His passion for food and excellence was then put to work as the corporate chef and director of delicatessen operations for Andronico’s Markets, San Francisco. From 1995 to 1996 he served as the president of the American Cheese Society. He then became a managing partner and owner of Edible Solutions, a consulting company, and currently is a columnist for the Cheese Reporter. As a mentor for companies through Deming Collaboration, Strongin focuses on working with companies on effective management, strategic planning and marketing, and production systems.

Featured Column: Bringin’ it all Back Home






This is the conclusion of Dan Strongin’s series of columns, click here for his author archives. This is the final post of my series, and I intend to tie together some of the earlier pieces, and hopefully leave you all with a clearer picture of just what makes Nelson-Jameson such a special company. Dan: What […]

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Featured Column: Family, Community, and the Luxury of Long-Term Thinking






From August through November, “The Wide Line” blog will feature a series of columns authored by Dan Strongin, a well-known name in the food industry.  The conversation with John and Jerry then turned to the topic of the personal side of their business and the advantages of working in a family-owned operation. Jerry: Let’s discuss […]

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Featured Column: Real Life Lessons with Real Life Consequences – Part 3






Part three & conclusion of a conversation with John Nelson, CEO and Jerry Lippert, President of Nelson-Jameson, Inc. Jerry Lippert, President In the last post we caught a glimpse of how Nelson-Jameson’s product offerings evolved over time. This time, it veers into a discussion of how they listen, observe, and anticipate customer needs.  Solutions for Our Customers John: One of […]

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Featured Column: Real Life Lessons with Real Life Consequences – Part 2






From August through October, “The Wide Line” blog will feature a series of columns authored by Dan Strongin, a well-known name in the food industry. Part two of a conversation with John Nelson, CEO and Jerry Lippert, President of Nelson-Jameson, Inc. Chatting with Jerry and John and listening to Nelson-Jameson’s history (recounted in the last blog post) moved me. […]

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Featured Column: A General Business Proposition – Part 1






From August through October, “The Wide Line” blog will feature a series of columns authored by Dan Strongin, a well-known name in the food industry. Snippets from a conversation with John Nelson, CEO and Jerry Lippert, President of Nelson-Jameson, Inc. I sat down with John and Jerry for a chat recently, by way of Skype, in order to help understand the view from […]

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