Category: Customer Close-Up

Festina Lente: Making Haste Slowly with a Brand Built to Expand

Festina Lente: Making Haste Slowly with a Brand Built to Expand

Festina Lente, the Langley-based winery and meadery, is named after an intriguing old saying: “Make Haste Slowly”. This saying reflects their philosophy of taking the time to accomplish things with diligence the first time and taking pride in the simple things done well. But perhaps the story of Festina Lente Estate Winery itself will shed … Continued

Iggy’s: Alive, Cultured, and Celebrating Fermentation through Kombucha and Kvass

Iggy’s: Alive, Cultured, and Celebrating Fermentation through Kombucha and Kvass

At 300+ food markets, co-ops, cafes, restaurants, bars, and boutiques across Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, fermentation fans get their fix of Iggy’s. This Bainbridge Island, Washington-based company crafts delectable kombucha and kvass beverages with a culture as effervescent as their products. Iggy’s team describes themselves as “foodies, herbalists, artists, musicians, sci-fi fans, fishers and foragers, … Continued

Murchie’s: How the Company has Lasted for 125 Years

Murchie’s: How the Company has Lasted for 125 Years

At 125 years old, the premium tea and coffee company Murchie’s Tea & Coffee is one of Canada’s oldest brands. The fact that its founder, John Murchie, once delivered tea to Queen Victoria at Balmoral Castle is impressive enough. But Murchie’s status as a century-and-a-quarter-aged company is truly incredible in light of today’s disruptive business … Continued

AG Hair: A Beauty Industry Difference-Maker

AG Hair: A Beauty Industry Difference-Maker

AG Hair, a Great Little Box Company client since 1997, has always been a difference-maker. In an industry rife with chemical-laden solutions, they chose to formulate products that are, on average, 85% natural. But while AG maximizes natural ingredients like calendula and oat protein, it never sacrifices performance. It’s a balance that few hair industry … Continued

Red Truck Beer: A Label That Honours The Brand But Still Feels New

Red Truck Beer: A Label That Honours The Brand But Still Feels New

The Red Truck Beer Company’s brand evokes a time when, in their words, “a handshake was a contract and beer was brewed honestly by everyday, hardworking people.” Since 2005, they have been tapping into a nostalgic yet dynamic vibe, with their 50s-style “truck stop diner” and laidback attitude. They also showcase live local talent throughout … Continued

Liquidity Wines: Perfecting the Art of Experience

Liquidity Wines: Perfecting the Art of Experience

At Liquidity Wines, every step you take draws you more deeply into a work of art. Ian MacDonald, Liquidity’s President, explains that he and his team have “designed the relationship that exists between customers and our winery from the ground up—literally.” That means visitors to this celebrated South Okanagan winery, bistro, and art gallery are … Continued

One Girl Can: Changing Lives, One Girl at a Time

One Girl Can: Changing Lives, One Girl at a Time

John and Lotte Davis’ AG Hair products are found in thousands of salons all over the world. But it’s the thousands of young Kenyan and Ugandan women working with Lotte’s One Girl Can organization that make the company most proud. One Girl Can is a non-profit addressing women’s need for educational and economic empowerment. In … Continued

Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition: A Distinctive Celebration for Canada’s Rising Artisan Distilleries

Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition: A Distinctive Celebration for Canada’s Rising Artisan Distilleries

Ask Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition’s founder Alex Hamer what separates a spirits enthusiast from your average craft beer fan, and he chuckles a little. “I’ve actually thought about this a lot. It’s definitely a different demographic, probably one that leans a little older. That’s mostly due to economics. When you’re in your twenties, it can … Continued

Alley Kat Brewery: Edmonton’s Oldest Microbrewery is also its Greenest

Alley Kat Brewery: Edmonton’s Oldest Microbrewery is also its Greenest

Alley Kat Brewery is Edmonton’s oldest microbrewery. In fact, it’s the fourth oldest brewery in all of Alberta. And it’s entirely possible that kind of longevity breeds a certain confidence to go your own way. Alley Kat’s refusal to switch over from bottles to cans reflects that type of confidence. In an industry chasing the cheaper … Continued