With more than 10 years experience in the food industry, Ginger offers a wide-range of skills. She and her husband started a food company, Pepper Dog Specialty Foods which grew to over 700 stores throughout the East Coast. In 2009, her experience as a food manufacturer led her to venture out into contract sales management. Since 2009, she has worked as a contract sales manager for companies from the start-up phase to established national brands. Her experience includes: Meeting with key buyers in both conventional and natural trade including The Fresh Market, Whole Foods, Ingles, Harris Teeter, Dierbergs to present products and develop promotional programs to fit the needs of the vendor. Working with UNFI and KeHE to introduce new products, manage ongoing concerns with distribution and ensure that all promotional activities were managed correctly. Strategizing with brands to focus their sales and marketing efforts to grow the company. Brands represented include: Oogave Sodas, Native USA, 9 Sons Rising, Qbel, and Route 11 Potato Chips. Managing broker networks for clients – including market visits, implementing sales strategy and presenting at sales meetings. Strong sales experience through distributor trade shows, regional trade shows, broker sales meetings and one on one meeting with buyers.