Jonathan King and Jim Stott, the founder of Stonewall Kitchen began in 1992 with a simple business selling jams and jellies at local farmers markets. By 2004, she had the company has grown into a $ 25 million organization with 250 employees. They expanded their range of services to high-end specialty food manufacturing, wholesale and retail include freestanding stores and through catalogs. King, who serves as President and CEO provide an aggressive growth strategy goal to quadruple th … Read more »

Jonathan King and Jim Stott, the founder of Stonewall Kitchen began in 1992 with a simple business selling jams and jellies at local farmers markets. By 2004, she had the company has grown into a $ 25 million organization with 250 employees. They expanded their range of services to high-end specialty food manufacturing, wholesale and retail include freestanding stores and through catalogs. King, who serves as President and CEO, provide an aggressive growth strategy goal: Four-business $ 100 million over the next five years. Challenges students to consider this product / market issues as well as organizational and cultural implications. Raises questions about the impact on the company and the founders of the admission of new partners.
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Myra M. Hart,
Kristin J. Lieb,
Victoria W. Winston,
Kenna Baudin,
Alison Bell
Leslie Simmons
Source: Harvard Business School
26 pages.
Release Date: 19, January 2005. Prod #: 805006-PDF-ENG
Stonewall Kitchen HBR case solution