Foodservice operators make up a critical part of the supply chain. Think about it – you use manufacturer products in a variety of different ways throughout your operation. You are the end of the chain destination where customers purchase the final goods.
Without operators like you, manufacturers and distributors would be sitting on mountains of unused product. But, how do you know what products to use and if you are getting a good price? How do you identify the right suppliers for your operation’s unique needs?
The answer is by partnering with a Group Purchasing Organization (GPO).
A GPO is an entity that is created to leverage the purchasing power of a group of businesses to obtain discounts from vendors based on the collective buying power of the GPO members.
Help In Every Area of Your Operation
Foodservice operations include more than just a back-of-house. You have areas such as the:
- Dining Area
- Waiting Area
- Staff Breakroom
- Waste Management Area
Each of the different areas comes with different pain points such as food cost management, hiring and staffing, lack of technology, and supply chain expertise.
Partnering with a GPO can help you reduce the cost of managing these pain points and streamline many of these processes.
How Can Buyers Edge Platform Help?
Did you know? Around 60% of new restaurants fail within the first year, so it’s crucial for foodservice operators to find innovative ways to keep costs low so you can maintain successful margins.
Within the Buyers Edge Platform family of brands, we have a GPO for every size of foodservice operation.
- Dining Alliance – Independent
- Consolidated Concepts – Multi-Unit
- Source1 – Lodging, Casino, and Universities
- PRIME Services – Healthcare
Partnering with one of the above GPO’s can help you navigate everyday challenges head on. Here are some of the benefits you get by partnering with a Buyers Edge Platform GPO:
We connect entities throughout foodservice and empower them to run their businesses more efficiently by leveraging data and analytics. Our mission is to drive the foodservice industry from manual to automated with programs that benefit all stakeholders across the supply chain. Our industry leading technology solutions put your data to work to improve your contract management, costs of goods sold, inventory, and more.
As a Buyers Edge Platform member, you can purchase with the power of 70,000 restaurants to access contracts and pricing that you would not otherwise be able to access. We’ve negotiated rebates with over 350 manufacturers on 165,00+ items. Upon signing up, restaurant, lodging, universities, casino, and healthcare operators of all sizes plug themselves in to discounts and rebates on products they buy and use every day.
Supply Chain Expertise
Our supply chain experts deliver insights and opportunities to improve your procurement. We’ve negotiated master distribution agreements from both sides of the table and put them to work for your operation. Our experts can help you uncover valuable new areas of profitability and access alternate items that can yield additional savings.
Interested in becoming a member? Fill out the form below or contact us today and get started on meeting your business goals!