- September 27, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
You don’t need us to tell you: pumpkin spice is big.
What Forbes once described as a $600 million “Pumpkin Spice Industrial Complex,” the business of creating products that feed a fall-flavored obsession is massive, taking the shape of pumpkin-spiced doughnuts and coffee to vodka and candles. And in a region that’s home to the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, corn mazes, and apple picking, Hudson Valley and its area businesses have a front-row seat to autumn’s annual pumpkin-spice mania.
“I have had cafés in the past where customers expected us to have pumpkin spice products, so I made sure it was part of my business plan for fall when I opened this shop in June,” says Lucky Sparrow Kitchen chef and owner Renee Alexander, who is debuting a pumpkin-spice latte muffin, soup, flavored coffee syrup, and cookie October 1st at her Margaretville eatery.
She got inquiries about pumpkin spice goods right after…