The first step in adding value to your bottom line is to improve your purchasing, be it with pricing, processes, or people, and do you know who can help you with all of this? Us. Whether you want us to be your virtual purchasing team or work with your existing team, for as long as you need us we’ll need you right back, providing you with the resources and results you want.
We find that collaboration is the easiest and most effective way of improving your purchasing. No matter what it is you do, we can do it too. Add our willingness, trust, and integrity to create a larger and more able like-minded business.
From Food & Drink Manufacturers to Wholesalers to End User Caterers, we can help reduce your costs and bring about common benefit by introducing you to others, without compromising anything you hold dear such as service, quality and availability. You’ll still be able to sleep at night knowing your company is exactly the same company, just a lot better, because we’re involved, and that can only ever be a good thing.
The saying goes ‘it’s not what you know but who you know’. And we certainly know a few people and have lots of friends in the industry. With our ever-expanding network of Wholesalers and End Users, we can certainly help in developing and growing your presence or even introducing your business and products to the Foodservice market.
This can be done by strategically targeting the right customers who can appreciate your products to gain listings and continuous support to stimulate growth through product samplings, presentations to your sales teams, promotions and exhibition events.
As part of our service, we can help with New Product and ‘Own Label’ development from initial idea to launch.
Marketing goes hand in hand with Sales and we know a thing or two on how to market companies and products in the Foodservice sector.
From food photography to product catalogue development and launch we have in-depth knowledge of developing brand and product perception.
It is vital for every business to have a website. The more professional your website is, the more advantages you can gain. It should also be easy to use and navigate and we’re here to keep it simple and keep your customers coming back for more.
Quickly becoming an essential part of any business, product and Marketing campaign, we know because we use it every day and it has paid dividends to our business in exposure and gaining new business. The beauty of this medium is that it is generally free to use and you can engage with your audience and potential customers in many ways in an instant. We can help you to develop how you engage and relay your messages and images in line with your demographic.
Taken care of in our in-house studio, we have the knowledge and skill to help your products and services stand out. Without a doubt, customers are drawn to mouth-watering imagery of food. Get the photography right and even something as humble as a chip can look like a gourmet meal. We’ll help you add some shine to your online shop and Marketing strategy with beautiful product photography.
Setting up a new price list can be a daunting task and even maintaining an existing one can seem like an uphill struggle. Let us take off some of the pressure. We’re here to help every step of the way. Imagine an organised price guide with delicious images and offers highlighted to entice the buyer. The end result? A beautiful price list to showcase your products in all their glory.
Promoting your products and services doesn’t stop there. We’ll help you create everything from promotional flyers and monthly offers booklets to adverts and email marketing. We’ll advise what would work best for your needs and how best to reach customers you didn’t even know were out there.
Working together is nothing new to any of us, we’ve been told to do it since the first years of school. So let’s continue to do it now, but this time with the extra shiny incentive of common benefit.
Get improving your commercial value by working with other like-minded businesses. Together you could aggregate volumes and make more attractive propositions to potential suppliers, allowing you to be more competitive with your customers.
And being in the business we are in, we know tons of other companies who are raring to do just that. If we’re friends with both of you, we want you two to be friends as well! That might be a mouthful, but it’s also a tactic we’ve used many times, building a wealth of experience in overseeing long-term and successful collaborations, delivering successful results, even if we do say so ourselves.
We all know what a headache it can be to tell how good (or bad in some unfortunate cases) the terms and products you get from your supplier are. Luckily for you, we have developed a system to gauge where your goods are positioned relative to the rest of the market. You get what you pay for, but we can get more.
Through experience in analysis and sampling, we can ensure that you get the best price for the quality you want along with a review of Payment and Rebate terms, Alternative Suppliers, Supply Chain efficiencies, Upstream Sourcing and Direct to Manufacturer options. Giving you significant improvements overall.
This base provides an excellent springboard for your sales team to leap into the air with confidence, and go out into the world with an easier time of sustaining and developing business options.
It’s very important that you follow the current Food Safety legislation fully. Otherwise, to put it simply, you would be shut down. Pretty quickly.
A good due diligence programme is vital, and your accreditations will dictate who you do business with, or more importantly, who won’t do business with you. Many organisations even want a higher accreditation than your legal obligations.
- Maintaining site standards to meet BRC issue 7 requirements
- Knowledge of Tesco and Marks & Spencer standards
- Gap Analysis
- Assistance with HACCP and implementation of Quality systems
- Hygiene and Internal Audits
- Supplier Audits
- Support with Microbiological testing
- Support with Complaint handling, Trend and Root Cause Analysis
- Advice regarding Supplier, Product and Process Risk Assessments