Sunday, December 10, 2006

The Future of Zingerman's

Zingerman's lays out its vision for 2020. It includes:

  • Zingerman's will stay in and around Ann Arbor.
  • Zingerman's will grow to include 12 to 18 different businesses. A Mexican restaurant, bed and breakfast, candy company, Asian noodle restaurant, conference center and publishing company are among some of the ideas being tossed around.
  • Zingerman's will remain an open-book business for its employees, meaning all workers have access to - and are expected to know and understand - the company's financial records.
  • Zingerman's will establish its own nonprofit foundation.
  • Zingerman's will expand its educational opportunities to have international exchange programs for employees, an internship program and a scholarship program for people in the community who want a food career.
The article is a good quick overview of how the company developed from a deli to something resembling a foodie empire.

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