NRA Show in Chicago - Inside Scoop!

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NRA Show in Chicago - Inside Scoop!

by RachelC » May 23rd 10 2:45 am

Today I had the privledge to work along side both Michael Cramer , Adagio Owner and Michael Malone at the National Restaurant Association at the McCormick Place in downtown Chicago. I had a great time and was lucky to get a little inside information on what's to come. So with Michael Cramer's blessing I have decided to share what I have learned today with you.

1. Signature Blends will soon be in new resealable pouches with beautiful labels. I was able to see the new packaging first hand and it truly is well designed. We received many compliments on the visual appeal of the packaging at the show.

2. Soon to come, some loose teas will be available in pyramid teabags. I was able to see and touch the new teabags and they should prove acceptible for proper steeping. Very exciting!

3. So Bad News First - Chocolates are going to be hopefully be coming out late this year. :(

4. Good News: Cookies should be coming out soon. No specifics though.

Hope you enjoyed the inside scoop.

Thanks to Adagio for giving me this opportunity. :D

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Re: NRA Show in Chicago - Inside Scoop!

by Victoria » May 23rd 10 3:39 pm

Wow, exciting news! Thanks for sharing Rachel!
The new packaging is long anticipated!
The next additions sound great.
Chocolate, yum!

Hummm methinks you kept your part time job
quite a secret until now. :)

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Re: NRA Show in Chicago - Inside Scoop!

by RachelC » May 23rd 10 6:01 pm

Victoria wrote:Hummm methinks you kept your part time job
quite a secret until now. :)

LOL :lol: Actually, I do not work for Adagio I was helping out just for the day since they were short handed. It was the first time I ever did any work for them. I had a terrific time and don't get me wrong I wouldn't mind working for them officially. *wink..wink* :D

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by Victoria » May 23rd 10 11:56 pm

RachelC wrote:
Victoria wrote:Hummm methinks you kept your part time job
quite a secret until now. :)

LOL :lol: Actually, I do not work for Adagio I was helping out just for the day since they were short handed. It was the first time I ever did any work for them. I had a terrific time and don't get me wrong I wouldn't mind working for them officially. *wink..wink* :D

Ha!! OK. Well, Me Too!!
*wink..wink* :D

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Re: NRA Show in Chicago - Inside Scoop!

by IPT » May 24th 10 1:49 am

:lol: You wrote NRA Show and I thought you meant National Rifle Association. I thought that was odd. :lol:

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Re: NRA Show in Chicago - Inside Scoop!

by RachelC » May 24th 10 2:15 am

IPT wrote::lol: You wrote NRA Show and I thought you meant National Rifle Association. I thought that was odd. :lol:
:lol: Funny, it is officially the National Restaurant Association. The same thought has crossed my mind. :D

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Re: NRA Show in Chicago - Inside Scoop!

by boywoodhe » May 25th 10 6:25 pm

RachelC wrote:
:lol: Funny, it is officially the National Restaurant Association. The same thought has crossed my mind. :D[/quote]

Hey Rachel..my tea buddy. :D
I'm wondering if NRA is the same as the NRA I did/was a sales agent for dawson publication in maryland in 1992-1995. ( that did and put together the NRA mag ) I hope and pray that Adagio comes to Florida and I will help them out anytime. :wink: :wink:

hugs rach
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Re: NRA Show in Chicago - Inside Scoop!

by RachelC » May 25th 10 9:26 pm

Hey Woodie,

To answer your question I am not sure if what you are talking about is the same. This event is where members of the food, drink, and restaurant industry come out and show us what they have and give us a reason to want it.

Hope that helps!

RachelC. :D

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Re: NRA Show in Chicago - Inside Scoop!

by boywoodhe » May 26th 10 2:45 am

RachelC wrote:Hey Woodie,

To answer your question I am not sure if what you are talking about is the same. This event is where members of the food, drink, and restaurant industry come out and show us what they have and give us a reason to want it.

Hope that helps!

RachelC. :D
Hey rach :)
I was talking about the National Restaurant Assoc magazine, I worked for in the 90s.;)
If you know if Adagio will be in florida or NRA, let me know.
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PS...Glad you had a great time. :)

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Re: NRA Show in Chicago - Inside Scoop!

by boywoodhe » May 26th 10 2:53 am

4. Good News: Cookies should be coming out soon. No specifics though.

Hope you enjoyed the inside scoop.

Hey Rach, my dear friend. :D
I talk to christine a few months ago and she told me they had problems with the machines for the cookies. (or packaging) I think that is what I remembered. Thank you Rach, for the update! you are the best. :D
Hope I didnt misquote you christine. (sorry if I did) :?
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Re: NRA Show in Chicago - Inside Scoop!

by RachelC » May 27th 10 12:33 am

Sorry for the confusion and to answer your question I am not sure about Florida but they will be at the TeaExpo in Vegas. :D