GOURMET INSIDER® is introducing a video series, “60 Seconds With…” In the series, gourmet store owners and operators will share tips that have helped their business to grow, from product selection to branding and staff training.
The first installment features Dan Saklad, owner of Cary, NC-based Whisk. Saklad shares some of the gourmet store’s secrets to its success.
Whisk, named a 2015 Gourmet Insider All-Star retailer, was opened by Saklad and his wife, Diana, September 2013 after completing what, some would say, was an exhaustive research process. The duo spent years planning and conducting research — visiting more than 100 different gourmet stores and speaking to established owners — on what would be needed in order to create a strong, successful business.