Specialty Food Magazine

MAY-JUN 2012

Specialty Food Magazine is the leading publication for retailers, manufacturers and foodservice professionals in the specialty food trade. It provides news, trends and business-building insights that help readers keep their businesses competitive.

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PROFILE Putnam Market's decadent pastry case Putnam Wine, next door to the market, offers 800 distinctive varieties. Putnam Market This specialty retailer in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., is a packed feast for food-loving locals and visitors to the country's oldest racetrack. BY ROBYN PFORR RYAN L ocated on the busy main street of historic Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Putnam Market is tagged by its owners as the best food and wine store between Manhattan and Montreal. The store's success reflects the two owners' approach to business: spending the time needed to find the right foods—great-tasting with great ingredients that customers won't find elsewhere—and a deep commitment to continual improvement. The Setting Putnam Market is a packed feast for food lovers. The store features a decadent dessert/pastry case with gourmet cupcakes, truffles, cakes and other treats. Wire shelves are packed with premium goods such as olive oils, simmer sauces, chocolates and granola. A counter serves as the hub for the busy lunch business with three homemade soups each day and signature stuffed sandwiches, a self- serve entree bar, and a case of inviting cheeses selected from around the world. The market offers cooking classes and catering. Next door, Putnam Wine offers about 800 distinctive wines person- ally picked from the top winemaking regions of the world. Total sales for 2011 totaled $2.7 million. 50 ❘ SPECIALTY FOOD MAGAZINE ❘ specialtyfood.com PUTNAM MARKET Putnam Market 435 Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 518.587.3663 putnammarket.com YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1995 TOTAL AREA: 5,300 square feet RETAIL AREA: 3,500 square feet STAFF: 19 full-time, 4 part-time Owners Gloria Griskowitz and Cathy Hamilton PHOTOS: ROBYN PFORR RYAN

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