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Increase Buying Power: GPO vs. Buying Group

To reduce costs, gain a competitive edge, and optimize operations, foodservice operators often turn to either a Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) or a Buying Group. These entities share a common goal: helping businesses harness their collective buying power to secure cost savings and a range of other benefits when procuring goods and services. Let’s dive deeper into the specifics of each choice to help you understand which option aligns better with your procurement needs and objectives: A Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) is an entity that negotiates contracts with suppliers on behalf of its member businesses. These contracts typically cover a wide range of products and services, such as medical supplies, office equipment, or industrial materials. A Buying Group, also known as a Purchasing Cooperative or a Cooperative Buying Group, is an organization formed by independent businesses or retailers with similar interests, typically within the same industry or niche, to pool

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Save Big with Beyond Broadline Programs

Where flavors dance and dining experiences are meticulously crafted, your role as a foodservice operator is nothing short of an art form. You’re well aware that this dynamic landscape demands a delicate balance between creativity, quality, and efficiency. Yet, beneath the exquisite dishes and vibrant ambiances, lies an imperative that unites every aspect of your venture: the importance of saving money. What does saving money mean? Saving money refers to the act of setting aside a portion of your income or funds for future use rather than spending it immediately. It involves intentionally reducing expenses, finding cost-effective solutions, and making prudent financial decisions to ensure that resources are preserved for future needs, goals, and unexpected circumstances. The goal of saving money is to create a financial safety net, achieve long-term financial goals, and build a sense of financial security and stability. How can a foodservice operator save money? A foodservice

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Myth vs. Reality: The Benefits of Group Purchasing Organizations

Buyers Edge Platform industry experts are unveiling the truth behind some of the common misconceptions swirling around Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs) in the foodservice industry. Using resources strategically is important for the success of foodservice businesses. One strategy that is often overlooked is partnering with a Group Purchasing Organization (GPO).   Article Summary: What is a GPO? What does a GPO do? #1 Myth: GPOs are exclusive to big players #2 Myth: GPOs limit your supplier options #3 Myth: GPOs prioritize savings over quality #4 Myth: Joining a GPO means surrendering control #5 Myth: GPOs can’t help with other essentials #6 Myth: GPOs cost money #7 Myth: GPOs are a scam Why use a Group Purchasing Organization? Unlock Exclusive Benefits with Buyers Edge Platform   But what is a Group Purchasing Organization (GPO)? A Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) is an entity that aggregates the purchasing power of multiple individuals, businesses,

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What is Launchpad?

Staying ahead of the curve is essential for foodservice success. One of the most powerful tools at a foodservice operator’s disposal is technology-driven insights that offer a deeper understanding of the health of their operation. By leveraging advanced data analytics, real-time monitoring, and intelligent reporting, businesses can gain valuable visibility into every aspect of their foodservice operations. This proactive approach not only enables them to identify inefficiencies, streamline processes, and cut costs but also empowers them to deliver an unparalleled dining experience to their customers. In this rapidly evolving landscape, harnessing technology insights is not just an option; it is becoming a necessity to thrive and flourish in the competitive foodservice market. At Buyers Edge Platform, we’ve been leading the forefront of leveraging technology to help restaurants save time and money. We’ve taken historically dirty food service data and disrupted the industry by applying our AI tech tools to clean

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Restaurant Realities: 4 Factors Working Against Restaurants

The restaurant industry currently finds itself in a gripping tug-of-war with a host of formidable challenges. From labor shortages and soaring costs, to supply chain disruptions and changing consumer preferences, operators are battling an onslaught of hurdles that demand not just their resilience but also an unwavering display of creativity and adaptability. It’s a high-stakes game, and only those who can skillfully maneuver through this labyrinth of obstacles will emerge victorious. Within the bustling world of restaurants lies a battlefield of challenges, each shaping the daily business model of operators in profound ways. While progress has been made towards recovery, the lingering tremors of the pandemic have left an indelible mark on the culinary landscape. But this isn’t a tale of despair; it’s a story of tenacity and evolution. As the restaurant industry charts its course towards rebuilding and redefinition, operators are undeterred in their pursuit of success. Armed with

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Take Control of the Supply Chain with the Help of Technology

Technology is evolving and changing the way operators run their business. It is the solution to many challenges within the foodservice industry and has unlocked several doors to help streamline operations, make data actionable, and bring transparency into purchasing. As we all know, the supply chain is undergoing a crisis that is affecting foodservice operators across the country, with no relief in sight. These challenges seem impossible to control but are easy to navigate when you take advantage of technology. From product shortages and equipment delays to rotten food and inflation, restore hope and alleviate the hardships of your operation with the help of technology. By utilizing data and technology, you can navigate the supply chain and make better business decisions for your operation right at the tips of your fingers. Streamline Your Operation You deliver competitive advantage when you implement technology into your restaurant operation. You give your employees