blog (2014)

If you are a restaurant owner or manager, here is a simple way to impress customers and possibly attract new ones: Switch your current take-out containers to eco-friendly compostable containers.

A Case for Produce Management

Posted on October 15, 2014

Managing produce is a mixed bag of success and failure that requires attention to detail, timing and pricing. If you get any of these things wrong, you can spoil the whole bag.

How Corn Affects Food Prices

Posted on June 19, 2014

Foodservice purchasers who are not aware of corn and other commodity price changes run the risk of not being able to properly plan their purchasing and cost analysis for the coming year. Corn prices are caught up in a maze of factors that range from weather to how large users leverage their purchases.

Have you ever walked into a department store and wondered why the jewelry counter is located in the front? Notice also that the women’s clothes and shoes are way in the back of the store. In a grocery store, have you noticed the sales items are at the end of the aisles? Also, certain goods are at eye level and others on bottom shelves.

WASTE NOT, WANT NOT, PROFIT MORE

Posted on January 31, 2014

It’s a simple fact of human behavior: People don’t want you to see their mistakes. This is especially true in the food service business where mistakes become waste and lost profits. In our business, every morsel has been bought and paid for and its value lies in its resale not its position at the bottom of a trash can.

Don’t Go It Alone in 2014

Posted on January 2, 2014

As 2013 enters the proverbial scrap heap of life, we turn our eyes to a new and tantalizing year. I say tantalizing because every New Year should seem that way. Instead of just hoping that 2014 will be better than last year, take a few steps to make sure it’s a great year. We suggest you look at the “pain” in your business life; i.e. what’s causing you to regularly stress out? Our guess is that you are one of many in corporate America trying to do more with less.