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#69 - Expanding Your Brand Into Amazon Europe with Andy Hooper from Global Ecomm Experts

Two Amazon Sellers and a Microphone

Are you looking to expand your brand into the UK and Europe? Are you overwhelmed with VAT, customs, 3pls, logistics, and so much more? On today's episode, Kris and Dustin, chat with Andy Hooper from Global Ecomm Experts. Andy and his team can make expanding into Europe smooth sailing. Andy discusses all of the challenges when expanding marketplaces, and how he can make the process easy and effective.


23 Feb 2021

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Ep. 124 - Andy Hooper from &pizza and shaping a food brand to deeply care about it workers and have a brand with a genuine voice

Principle of Hospitality - The Podcast

Ep. 124 - Andy Hooper from &pizza and shaping a food brand to deeply care about it workers and have a brand with a genuine voice   Andy Hooper is a restaurant industry veteran with 15+ years of people, operations, brand and technology leadership experience. He has led diverse multi-unit teams for both domestic and international brands, responsible for shaping culture, product + culinary innovation, talent development and guest satisfaction + engagement. Andy currently serves as president for &pizza, having previously served as chief people officer and chief operating officer since joining the brand in 2018.  Prior to &pizza, Andy served as the chief innovation officer and chief people officer for Cafe Rio Mexican Grill, and earlier in his career, he held a variety of leadership roles in human resources for Burger King Corporation, both domestically and internationally. Andy holds a degree in marketing and human resources from the University of Miami Business school.  He and his family live on Capitol Hill in Washington DC. In this podcast, we discuss what he has seen happen in the hospitality industry over the last 12 months since the COVID crisis has become more serious in the US, how &Pizza has evolved its people during his tenure, how the brand has built to exist with a genuine soul and humbleness, and how the brand has been able to grow more sites during the epidemic.   You will be energised after hearing this podcast from one of the best people leaders in hospitality.  &Pizza Website  &Pizza Instagram We would always love you to connect with us @ Principle of Hospitality   POH Website  POH Instagram --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/principle-of-hospitality/message


18 Feb 2021

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Mindful Management as a Catalyst for Growth: Andy Hooper of &pizza

FULL COMP: The Voice of the Restaurant Industry Revolution

As a leader, it takes courage to experience a problem and then chart the new course to remedy it. Vision is required to see that problem before it happens and make it part of your solution. Andy Hooper of &pizza is that kind of visionary. His early investments in technology and company culture have paid dividends over the last 9 months. They spent 2020 growing the company and will expand even farther in 2021. In this episode we unpack the management tools and resources he's created and how he's successfully utilized them despite the pandemic. For more on &pizza visit www.andpizza.com Sign Up for Our Weekly Newsletter: https://pineapplepost.news Book time on my personal calendar: https://bit.ly/3otQm8z Download our restaurant recovery guide: https://bit.ly/2ZAcmo0 Want to streamline your front-of-house operations and increase sales? Head over to http://restaurants.yelp.com/fullcomppodcast to claim your free page and learn more about these powerful tools for your business.


19 Jan 2021

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Keeping it 100 Bonus Episode with Andy Hooper

Keeping it 100 💯 podcast

Keeping it 100 with The Brew Party Host Andy Hooper! Keeping it 100 on the NBA Playoffs circa September 7! Keeping it 100 on the MLB Standings and playoff predictions! Keeping it 100 on Fantasy Football grades and much more!

2hr 14mins

9 Sep 2020

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The Real Way to Build Brand Loyalty - Andy Hooper, President of &Pizza

Restaurants Reinvented

Andy Hooper, the President of &Pizza, talks about all the unique ways this iconic and beloved DC-based pizza brand builds loyalty & trust with their tribes, communities, and customers. Andy also talks about how they're accelerating their growth plans during the pandemic and doubling-down on digital.As one of the first all-in restaurants to stand up text messaging, their "do the right thing" people-first philosophy is paying dividends, as evidenced by 600% increase in digital sales for some of their suburban pizza shops during the pandemic. From promotions like Hero Pies to chanting for Bryce Harper to strike out - this is one brand going way above and beyond and “doing well by doing good.” Key Status & Quotes: All-In on Texting: "During COVID our run rate for the number of text conversations has quintupled; and the number of new registered users coming into the top of the funnel has tripled versus the run rate pre-COVID."Small But Mighty: “We have about three and a half times the number of registered users per pizza shop than Chipotle … that are interacting with the brand in that digital sphere and we've seen that contribute to sales … suburban pizza shops like the one in Bethesda for example are seeing digital sales 600% higher than last year as a result of that.”Hero Pies: With the help of our community partners and sponsors, today we've provided over 75,000 Hero Pies for hospital workers,, and we’re closing in on $800,000 in donated value from the company out to the community.  With Citibank’s contribution we did close to 20,000 pies … and with Jose Andres and World Central Kitchen we sent  4,000 pies in a day to a hospital in Harlem. Genius Bryce Harper promotion: Last fall when Bryce Harper returned to Washington DC for the final series ... We decided to create a flash sale where every time Bryce Harper struck out, you could text #You’reOut to our text line and we’d automatically kick-back a code for a $3 pizza. We got 3,000 text messages in 60 seconds and all of Nats' park was chanting, “we want pizza.” And then you imagine 17,000 fans all texting our text line at the same time.Andy began his career with Burger King in the HR Department, then worked with Cafe Rio, before joining &pizza. Check out their website for new locations coming soon to northeast (NJ, NY) and well as southern VA.Contact Andy on LinkedIN


5 Sep 2020

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Andy Hooper, Seismic Brewing + Karen Bianchi

Brew Ha Ha Podcast

Andy Hooper, brew master at Seismic Brewing Company, is our guest today on Brew Ha Ha with Steve Jaxon and Mark Carpenter. Karen Bianchi is also in, representing the 14th annual California Artisan Cheese Festival and also the  Valley Ford Cheese & Creamery. Herlinda Heras is back to tell about her latest European trip.The Artisan Cheese Festival has a full schedule of seminars and practical exhibits in different locations, plus "Bites & Booze" which will be held in an airplane hangar. March 27, 28 & 29, the full schedule is at their website, here:  https://www.artisancheesefestival.com/event. It has grown in size and this year the tours are happening on Friday and there are seminars at the Flamingo in Santa Rosa. Sunday is the big marketplace, starting with Bubbles & Brunch. Chef John Ash is going to be paired with Valley Ford Cheese & Creamery.Seismic Brewing sold their first keg in the Summer of 2017. They are located at 6700 Sebastopol Ave, in Sebastopol, in the Barlow. They brought several Seismic beers, mostly in cans. Shattercone IPA is the first beer tasted. A shattercone is formed when a meteor hits the ground, leaving a shattered cone shape. It uses hops from Idaho, Washington and from Germany.Visit our sponsor The Beverage People on 1845 Piner Road in Santa Rosa, for the best equipment, supplies and instructions for all your home brew and fermented food projects.Herlinda has brought back some beverages from her trip to Italy and Switzerland including a beer flavored liqueur.Karen Bianchi tells how Valley Ford Cheese & Creamery is now open on Hwy 1 in Valley Ford. They make three types of cheese, each one based on a traditional Italian type, so there is one based on Montasio (from the north-east Friuli region), one based on Fontina (from Piedmont, the north-west) and one that is like a Gorgonzola, which comes originally from a town called Gorgonzola in the middle of Lombardia, in north-central Italy. (It's the third-to-last stop on the green metro line, outside Milan.) She also brought an aged Estero Gold that is a lot like a Parmigiano, which literally means "from Parma" in Italian. Their Gorgonzola won 3rd place in the US Cheese Championships last Spring, and the plaque arrived the day that they opened their new shop.Finally, Herlinda tells a bit about her travels, she was just in Italy judging their national beer competition. Since the Coronavirus covid-19 has been spreading in Italy, she had some issues getting through airports but she made it.


27 Feb 2020

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Paying living wages and ampersand tattoos with Andy Hooper, President & COO of &Pizza

The Top Restaurateurs Podcast

In this episode, Andy Hooper breaks down how &Pizza is tackling  delivery marketplaces and how the company has built a culture so strong their employees get ampersand tattoos.  Check out the new Top Restaurateurs website, https://toprestaurateurs.com, and sign up for the show extras. You'll get access to extra content like transcripts of past episodes, audio that didn't make it into the show, and more. You can stay update to date with the show online on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app


25 Feb 2020

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Expanding Your ECommerce Business Into The EU With Andy Hooper - TME 20

Trademarks Made Easy

Expanding Your ECommerce Business Into the EU with Andy Hooper Part Two Andy Hooper joins Suzi Hixon for the second part of his interview discussing how sellers know when to expand to the EU, and what to do to be prepared for that expansion. As the co-founder of Global E-Commerce Experts, Ltd., Andy is uniquely positioned to help us understand what markers to watch for in our own business and the market as a whole to determine the ideal time to grow into this exciting market that is roughly as large as the US. From VAT to health and medical regulations, Andy helps us understand what it will take to take advantage of this opportunity. Get the training you need to make the leap to the EU right here: https://expandtotheeu.com/ Find more about Andy and Global E-commerce Experts at their site: https://www.globale-commerceexperts.com Or on social: https://twitter.com/TheEcommExperts https://www.facebook.com/TheEcommExperts/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgxRvVxXDFX398WzSleMA6w Don’t forget to subscribe to the show to get the second half of Andy’s interview next Friday, and visit https://www.theprivatelabellawyer.com for show notes and more info anytime!


19 Jul 2019

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Expanding Your ECommerce Business Into The EU With Andy Hooper - TME 19

Trademarks Made Easy

Andy Hooper joins Suzi Hixon for a two-part interview discussing his own journey into e-commerce and the effects of Brexit on Private Label sellers worldwide. As the co-founder of Global E-Commerce Experts, Ltd., Andy is uniquely positioned to help us understand what is reality and what is bluster about this huge possible change to European commerce. But regardless of what comes of Brexit, Andy has a message for entrepreneurs to not put their business on hold, don’t put their profits on hold for what MIGHT happen. Find more about Andy and Global E-commerce Experts at their site: https://www.globale-commerceexperts.com Don’t forget to subscribe to the show to get the second half of Andy’s interview next Friday, and visit https://www.theprivatelabellawyer.com for show notes and more info anytime!


12 Jul 2019