Z-Pic of the Week

January, 31, 2014


Ji Hye and Paul 1

Zingerman’s newest partner, Ji Hye Kim, with founder Paul Saginaw


Ji Hye and Paul 2

Ji Hye and Paul


Zingerman’s Featured on ‘Destination Michigan’

Zingerman’s Deli recently had a visit from the good folks of CMU Public Broadcasting, a service of Central Michigan University. CMU TV produces the series ‘Destination Michigan,’ which throws the spotlight on the people and places that make the Mitten State special.

This time around, we were honored that they chose to include Zingerman’s in the latest episode, along with a tour of Jackson Prison, and a visit with Brighton area artist, Michael Glenn Monroe, among others. You can view the episode below. Zingerman’s comes in at about 13:05.

Destination Michigan Episode #603

See you soon! 


Z-Pic of the Week

January 9, 2015

Chairs await spring

Chairs await spring

Featured, ZingLife

Ari and Paul Honored at Specialty Food Association Ceremony

Zingerman’s Co-Founders, Paul Saginaw and Ari Weinzweig, were inducted into the Specialty Food Association Hall of Fame at a galat even on Sunday, January 11. Please see the press release below for more details. 


Specialty Food Association Establishes Hall of Fame

Inductees to be Celebrated at Winter Fancy Food Show

NEW YORK (Jan. 5, 2015) – The Specialty Food Association has established a Hall of Fame to honor individuals who have played significant roles in creating and shaping the $88.3 billion specialty food industry.

The inaugural inductees include 114 individuals who helped establish the specialty food industry in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, as well as pioneers in specialty food retailing, tastemakers, and culinary innovators who are continuing to change tastes today.

“The specialty food industry is built on the creativity and passion of individuals who have worked hard to bring top-quality food and new flavors to market. We are proud to recognize these pioneers,” says Specialty Food Association President Ann Daw.

Inductees include Chuck Williams, Williams-Sonoma; David Bigelow and Eunice Bigelow, Biglow Tea; Julee Rosso, Silver Palate and Jerry Kehe and Joe Shannon, KeHE Foods. The inaugural class was selected by Association members and members of the Hall of Fame Committee.

See the full list of 114 inductees.

The inductees will be celebrated on Jan. 11, 2015, at the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco as part of a special event that also includes the Association’s Leadership Awards and a keynote address by Seth Goldman, co-founder and CEO of Honest Tea. The event is 5 – 6:30 p.m. at Moscone Center.

About the Specialty Food Association
The Specialty Food Association is a thriving community of food artisans, importers and entrepreneurs who bring craft, care and joy to the distinctive foods they produce. Established in 1952 in New York, the not-for-profit trade association provides its 3,000 members in the U.S. and abroad the tools, knowledge and connections to champion and nurture their companies in an ever-evolving marketplace. The Association owns and produces the Winter and Summer Fancy Food Shows, and presents the sofi™ Awards honoring excellence in specialty food. Learn more at specialtyfood.com.

Congratulations to Paul and Ari! 


Z-Pic of the Week

January 3, 2015

Cornman Farms jars in the low winter sun.

Cornman Farms jars in the low winter sun.

Ari on Business, ZingLife

“Secret” Pamplets Are Here!

“Secret” Pamphlets

Excerpted from the Guide to Good Leading series. Each are printed on sustainable paper, saddle stitched, and include a hand-laid scratch-board illustration. We’ve chosen several key “Secrets” to introduce our collection.

Lapsed Anarchist Pamphlets

Secret #1: The Twelve Natural Laws of Business: A More Organic Way to Operate? 
The keys to running your organization in harmony with human nature. The laws of nature that underlie the success of any organization—large or small, for profit or not-for-profit, and most definitely Zingerman’s!

Secret #6: Revisiting the Power of Visioning: Why Positive Futuring Really Works 
An in depth look at just how amazingly powerful the Zingerman’s visioning process can be.

Secret #7: Writing a Vision of Greatness: And Why It’s Not the Same as a Strategic Plan! 
The basics of our approach to vision writing, including the four elements of an effective vision at Zingerman’s.

Secret #9: An 8-Step Recipe for Writing a Vision of Greatness; A Surefire Way to Get Clear on the Future You Want 
The recipe that we’ve used here at Zingerman’s for over twenty years and taught to thousands around the country and the world and which, through Shawn Askinosie’s work, is now being assimilated into the activities of the Mababu Cocoa Farmer Cooperative in Tanzania.

Secret #19: Fixing the Energy Crisis in the American Workplace: Why Ignoring the Natural Laws of Business Is a Recipe for Big Trouble 
How working in violation of the Natural Laws of Business has created an energy crisis in the workplace and what we can do to help restore the natural human energy, creativity and intelligence of everyone in our organizations.

Secret #23: A Recipe for Servant Leadership
It’s a natural law of business that if we want our staff to give great service to our guests, we as leaders need to give great service to the staff. This secret explores the why and how-to behind this transformational approach.

Secret #29: Twelve Tenets of Anarcho-Capitalism: How to Make Money without Getting Hung Up on Hierarchy
A look at Ari’s views on how the tenets of anarchist thought can be put to work in the world of progressive business.

Secret #35: The Power of Personal Visioning: Applying Natural Law #1 to the Business of Living
An in-depth essay on how to take Zingerman’s approach to visioning and put it to work to help you create the life you want to lead.

These bite-sized nuggets of wisdom from the Zingerman’s Guide to Good Leading series are a great way to introduce yourself to the concepts behind our business.

Order your copies today!