Our Clients

We’ve worked with clients of all sizes from around the world and in just about any industry you can name. Our most loyal clients are typically privately held businesses, not-for-profit organizations and consumer co-ops – and we have been working with some of them for 17 years or more! Although Zingerman’s as an organization is firmly ensconced in the specialty food world, our business practices are applicable to any industry. Our clients include wealth management advisers, real estate agents, dentists, doctors, hospitals, libraries, universities, brokers, bankers, brewers, artists, food, and non-food retailers, and more!

Check out these awesome folks we've had the pleasure of working with over the years...

Client Stories: Muddy's Bake Shop

AN IMPLEMENTATION of lessons learned from our Zingerman’s Marketing Secrets seminar. An accompaniment to an interview in the March-April 2014 edition of Zingerman’s print newsletter.

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Client Stories: Wheatsville Co-op

AN INTERVIEW with Dana Tomlin of Wheatsville Co-op in Austin, Texas. Dana tells us how Wheatsville used our training for better bottom line results.

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Client Stories: Felix Fun!

A CONVERSATION with Bill Flagg, a Built-For-Life Bootstrapper and owner of the Felix Fun! All about why Bill is zingin’ on ZingTrain.

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Client Stories: Merit Network

AN INTERVIEW with Andy Rosenzweig, Professional Learning Manager at Merit Network on the benefits of booking a private seminar for his team.

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Client Stories: Room 214

AN INTERVIEW with Jason Cormier, co-founder, Room 214. A tell-all interview about how we first got hooked up, all about that amazing first date and why we’re all BFFs now.

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Client Stories: ZZest Market

NAPKINS, AN ESSAY by Jerry Zubay, founder and owner of ZZest Market, inspired by the Leading with Zing! seminar.

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Client Stories: Southern Foodways Alliance

AN INTERVIEW with John T. Edge, Director about how Zingerman’s and ZingTrain helped the SFA find its lodestar.

Clients We've Worked With

Retail stores

  1. Wheatsville Co-op, Austin, TX
  2. Muddy’s Bakeshop, Memphis, TN
  3. Plum Markets, Ann Arbor, MI
  4. Sickles Market, Little Silver, NJ
  5. Ace Barnes Hardware, Ann Arbor, MI
  6. Garden Centers of America, Clearwater, FL
  7. Hiller’s Markets, Ann Arbor, MI
  8. JoAnna’s Marketplace, Miami, FL
  9. Neals’ Yard Dairy, London, UK
  10. Dexter Mill, Dexter, MI
  11. Donckers, Marquette, MI
  12. ZZest Market, Rochester, MN


  1. Bennington Potters, Bennington, VT
  2. Sweetgrass Dairy, Thomasville, GA
  3. Amy’s Ice Creams, Austin, TX
  4. SurveyGizmo, Boulder, CO
  5. StickerGiant, Boulder, CO
  6. Argent Tape & Label, Plymouth,MI
  7. Argent International, Plymouth,MI

Restaurants, Hospitality & Entertainment

  1. Chez Zee American Bistro, Austin, TX
  2. Prune Restaurant, NYC
  3. Old Lahaina Luau/Na Hoaloha Ekolu, Maui
  4. Tasty Catering, Chicago
  5. Food for Thought, Chicago
  6. The Compass Group
  7. Hot Tomato, Fruita, CO
  8. The Crash Pad, Chattanooga, TN
  9. Celebration Cinemas, MI
  10. Frontera, Chicago, IL
  11. Honey Butter Fried Chicken, Chicago, IL
  12. Pizzeria Lola, Minneapolis, MN
  13. Ian’s Pizza, Milwaukee, WI

Health Care

  1. University of Michigan Transplant Center
  2. The Medical Team, Livonia, MI
  3. VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, MI
  4. University of Michigan Pediatric Orthopedics, Ann Arbor, MI
  5. Residential Home Health, Madison Heights, MI
  6. Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research, Ann Arbor, MI

Real Estate

  1. Oxford Companies, Commercial Property Management, Ann Arbor MI
  2. McKinley Properties, Ann Arbor, MI
  3. Cathcart Group, Charlottesville, VA

Libraries, Universities, Schools

  1. University of Michigan Ross School of Business
  2. University of Michigan Law Library
  3. MIT Sloan School of Business
  4. University of Michigan, LS&A, IT, Ann Arbor, MI
  5. Oakland University Library, Oakland, MI
  6. University of Michigan, Institute of Social Research, Ann Arbor, MI
  7. Detroit Revitalization Fellows Program, Wayne State University

Governments, Cities and Public Associations

  1. Jackson County Michigan Chamber of Commerce
  2. State of Michigan Department of Civil Rights
  3. City of Holland, MI
  4. Grand Traverse County, MI
  5. Greening of Detroit


  1. Southern Foodways Alliance
  2. United Way
  3. Habitat for Humanity
  4. Food Gatherers
  5. Extend-A-Family, Waterloo, Canada


  1. Credit Union Executive Society
  2. United Bank and Trust
  3. Michigan State Federal Credit Union
  4. Raymond James, Tampa Bay, FL
  5. Center for Financial Planning, Southfield, MI
  6. The National Association of College & University Food Services
  7. Kemp and Associates, Financial Retirement Planning
  8. West Shore Bank, Ludington, MI
  9. The Motley Fool, Alexandria, VA


  1. Vistage : Executive Coaching and Peer Advisory Groups
  2. Sackett Law, San Jose, CA
  3. GFK : Market Research
  4. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, Johnson City, TN
  5. Silverado Farming, Napa, CA
  6. Torresen Marine, Muskegon, MI
  7. KiteMath Design, Chicago, IL
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