Pete Russell's Blog – January 2009 Archive (4)

Why did Ooooby Start?

I am a co-founder and director of a fast growing food distribution business in Australia. We bring frozen food from a variety of countries in Europe and distribute nationally through supermarkets, convenience and food service outlets.

Recently we felt a blow from the economic crunch which resulted in an exchange rate shift knocking our margin from a positive to negative.

Sitting in the boardroom last October listening to… Continue

Added by Pete Russell on January 30, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Ooooby Store Volunteers Wanted

Thanks to all who have put their time and energy into supporting the launch of the first Ooooby Store.

Things are getting better day by day at the store, and we are once again looking forward to some great activities this weekend.

As we have progressed we have come to realise that there are many more projects to be done than people to do them. So we are looking out for Volos who would be happy to tackle one of the many exciting projects on our to do list. We would not be… Continue

Added by Pete Russell on January 20, 2009 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Ooooby MC's Wanted

100 members in 19 days. That's pretty fast isn't it?

What we are finding is that to keep the Ooooby network running it takes a real human presence to be the host or MC so to speak. Someone who welcomes people, answers queries on things like how to upload a profile picture and all that comes with being a good host of any gathering of people.

With the numbers growing at the current rate, James and I are recognising that it won't take long before we can't possibly see to… Continue

Added by Pete Russell on January 3, 2009 at 7:22pm — 1 Comment

A taste of things to come: Food and drink trends for 2009

Home cooking, comfort foods and sherry will be among the big trends next year


It’s time to get out the crystal ball and predict what 2009 will bring in the way of food trends. This year, the big picture, at least, is very clear.

1. Cooking at home

All the trend-spotters agree that the main theme this year will be a return to the kitchen. We’ve already seen people cutting back on dining out, and we can… Continue

Added by Pete Russell on January 1, 2009 at 10:45am — No Comments


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