landert business interview

  1. Company name and what do you do exactly?

Full company name

Landert LLC (DBA Landert Bread), Importer and distributor of Fine European Bread and Pastry

  1. When did you start?

March 2012

  1. Why did you start?

Tell us about your goals

I love fine food and enjoyed the abundance of fine eateries in SWFL. However,  it was very difficult to find high quality, natural, artisan bread and pastries in SW Florida as found in Europe. Born in Switzerland, good bread and pastry have a very long tradition. Introducing fine, authentic European, artisan bakery products to SW Florida was the conclusion. All natural, no additives, no preservatives, GMO-free.

  1. What motivates you?

Describe your mission passion

Landert Bread thrives on the enthusiasm and interest our potential and current customer base show when introduced to our products. It is an educational process and we find most clients are truly attentive in learning how to include healthy alternatives in their product selection.  It was a sign we were on the right track.

  1. What was the most fulfilling moment that happened to you?

What is it that you love most about what you do?

The positive acceptance and feedback from our customers who really enjoy our products.

  1. What was the hardest/toughest moment you had to deal with?

Obstacles you faced when dealing with bureaucracy, permits, funding, etc. Something you would like to point out to anyone who might be starting their own organization.

It is quite a challenge in South Florida to recruit employees. Finding the right people working for you is very difficult. Especially when we hired our first employee, we went through a rigorous search.

  1. What separates you from the rest? Why you?

Landert Bread is a specialized vendor of high-quality European bakery products. We have the variety of quLandert LLC quality bakery products and concentrate only on European bakery products. Our products are from Europe, utilizing European ingredients, and European knowledge.  We do not offer European products produced outside of Europe. We physically visit our manufacturers in Europe semi-annually to ensure only the best products are offered. Landert Bread is the authentic European Bread and Pastry specialist. The Real Deal!

  1. Are you involved in local community, and if yes, how?

We are a wholesaler, but offer our products at local farmers markets. We also donate to various charities and events throughout the year

  1. Where do you see your business in 5 years?

We are a small, family owned and operated company serving SW Florida. We began serving Tampa area this season and plan to market Orlando and the South East coast of Florida this year. In  5 years, we want to be established in South Florida.

  1. Anything else you would like to add?

We are looking for sales/drivers positions in Orlando, West Palm Beach, and Tampa.

Contact: How can people reach out to you? *

Business name, address, phone, e-mail and links to your website and social media.

Landert Bread
(239) 961 6116

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