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Buyers Edge Platform Solutions for Foodservice Excellence in 2024

The recent 2024 State of the Restaurant Industry report by the National Restaurant Association paints a vivid picture of the challenges faced by foodservice operators today.   However, there is hope on the horizon. As forward-thinkers, Buyers Edge Platform understands the pulse of the industry and recognizes the need for innovative solutions to address these challenges head-on.     Let’s explore the benefits of leveraging the power of Buyers Edge Platform, which combines our Digital Procurement Network, Fresh Solutions, Supply Chain Management, and SaaS Solutions.  With the foodservice industry projected to reach $1 trillion in sales in 2024, staying ahead in the competitive landscape is crucial. Our Digital Procurement Network streamlines the procurement process, providing operators with a centralized platform to source quality supplies and ingredients at competitive prices. By optimizing purchasing efficiency, operators can enhance their profit margins and focus on delivering exceptional culinary experiences to their customers.  The projected growth

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Saucy Solutions from Buyers Edge Platform – Your Recipe for Pizza Prosperity

As the aroma of perfectly baked crusts and savory toppings fills the air, it can only mean one thing – the International Pizza Expo is just around the corner! For pizzeria owners and large pizza chains, this annual gathering is not just an event; it’s a slice of heaven where pizza professionals unite to discover the latest and greatest for their businesses.  This year, Buyers Edge Platform is excited to attend and share our saucy solutions tailored for pizza operators just like you.   Join us on this pre-show journey to explore how our SaaS Solutions, Digital Procurement Network, Fresh Solutions, and Supply Chain Management can reduce your costs and elevate your pizzeria to new heights of success.  Step into the digital kitchen of success with Buyers Edge Platform SaaS Solutions, giving you the visibility and clarity to make more informed business decisions.  Back Office  Back Office dismantles your siloed restaurant

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Produce Powerhouse: The Buyers Edge Platform Approach to Fresh Solutions

Efficient produce management plays a crucial role in the success of foodservice operations. It involves the careful procurement, handling, and distribution of fresh produce, which is vital in an industry where quality and timely delivery are key. Fresh ingredients are the heart of culinary establishments, impacting the taste, presentation, and overall satisfaction of customers. Last year, Buyers Edge Platform produce brands came together to form our Fresh Solutions.   Buyers Edge Platform Fresh Solutions At Buyers Edge Platform, our Fresh Solutions take a multi-faceted approach to produce management by integrating technology, offering dedicated support services, and placing a strong emphasis on food safety. These solutions aim to address the unique challenges associated with sourcing, handling, and distributing fresh produce efficiently and sustainably. Designed to meet the specific needs of the industry, Fresh Solutions provides a comprehensive program that surpasses traditional business models and empowers operators to achieve heightened levels of

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Buyers Edge Platform: Your Guide to Procurement Data Management

Mastering procurement data management isn’t just about efficiency—it’s the secret ingredient to making informed decisions that resonate with the unique demands of foodservice. Article Summary: What is procurement data management? Key components of procurement data management Benefits of Data Management in Procurement What technologies offer procurement data management? Frequently Asked Questions What is procurement data management? Procurement data management refers to the systematic process of collecting, organizing, and analyzing data related to the procurement activities of an organization. This includes the acquisition of goods and services from external suppliers. The goal of procurement data management is to enhance decision-making, improve efficiency, and streamline the procurement process by leveraging insights derived from data. Exploring this type of data management means understanding the multifaceted procurement process. Throughout the dynamic foodservice ecosystem, businesses must navigate strategic stages of procurement to stay ahead. Identifying Strategic Needs: Initiate the procurement journey by precisely identifying and

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Driving Efficiency and Cutting Costs: A Closer Look at ArrowStream and Consolidated Concepts

Were you at the recent Market Vision ChainGangMeeting? Despite the challenging weather, we’re certain you noticed the abundance of solutions aimed at driving growth for chain operators.  Within the diverse mix of industry leaders present, two prominent Buyers Edge Platform brands stood out: ArrowStream and Consolidated Concepts.  A common theme both brands observed was the prevalent question on everyone’s minds – “How can we reduce costs within the organization?” The concern is widespread, as 98% of operators express worry about labor costs and 97% highlight the challenge of increased food costs. This challenge echoes throughout the industry, and we recognize the urgent need for effective solutions.  The tailored solutions these two Buyers Edge Platform brands bring to the table address the crucial challenge of cost reduction within a foodservice organization.  ArrowStream ArrowStream is a collaborative software solution that improves supply chain efficiency and profitability for foodservice operators, distributors, and manufacturers.

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What is a Restaurant Tech Stack?

Restaurant Tech Stack: A Must-Have for Modern Foodservice Operators Remaining competitive and efficient is the key to success. One way to achieve this is by building a robust restaurant tech stack. But what exactly is a restaurant tech stack, and why is it essential for foodservice operators? A restaurant tech stack is a carefully curated set of technology tools and software solutions that work together to streamline restaurant operations, enhance customer experience, and boost overall efficiency. Think of it as the digital backbone of your restaurant, helping you manage everything from reservations to inventory, and beyond.   Article Summary: Key Components of a Restaurant Tech Stack Why Do Foodservice Operators Need a Restaurant Tech Stack? Typical components of a Restaurant Tech Stack Elevate Your Restaurant Profitability with the Buyers Edge Platform Tech Stack   Key Components of a Restaurant Tech Stack     Supply Chain Management: Streamline your supply chain

Elevating Senior Living: Unlocking Procurement Savings with PRIME Services

Elevating Senior Living: Unlocking Procurement Savings with PRIME Services

Interested in enhanced procurement savings? Become a member of PRIME Services, a Buyers Edge Platform GPO for Senior Living and Healthcare Operators! At Buyers Edge Platform, our collaborative prowess empowers senior living and healthcare communities to access cost-effective solutions in all areas of their operation, that might otherwise be beyond their reach. Group Purchasing Power: Senior living and healthcare operators can benefit from significant cost savings across procurement demands by utilizing the combined purchasing power of Buyers Edge Platform. Increased Profitability: Through cost-effectiveness, PRIME Services gives senior living and healthcare operators the ability to strengthen their financial performance and become more competitive in the ever-changing senior living market. Network of Vetted Suppliers: The GPO brands of Buyers Edge Platform give senior living and healthcare operators access to a wide range of reliable, trusted vendors. At Buyers Edge Platform, our dedication to bringing affordable solutions to the senior living and healthcare

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Strategic Solutions for Foodservice Success: Source1 & Dining Alliance

Efficiency and profitability are the cornerstones of success in every foodservice segment. Reflecting on the recent Hotel, Motel, and Restaurant Supply Show, it’s evident that the landscape is rich with innovative solutions designed to elevate operations across the board. Among the myriad of offerings were two standout brands, Source1 and Dining Alliance. Both shine as beacons of success within the foodservice industry. These brands might have caught your eye at the conference, and their presence wasn’t mere chance; it was an invitation to a world of unparalleled efficiency and profitability tailored to your specific needs. Luxury hospitality operations demand precision and innovation, and Source1 stands tall as the leader in procurement excellence. Luxury operators, like yourself, demand a standard of excellence that goes beyond the ordinary. Source1 caters precisely to this need, offering a comprehensive scope that spans across various segments, providing access to: Nationally Contracted Pricing Dedicated Account Management

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Maverick Spending: How to Gain Control and Optimize Your Foodservice Business

Maverick spending stands as a silent disruptor, stealthily siphoning resources and impeding operational prowess.   Within the intricate web of foodservice, where supplier relationships, contract adherence, and spend management form the backbone of success, maverick spending emerges as a formidable adversary.   Unchecked and uncontrolled, it fractures the integrity of carefully nurtured supplier bases, disrupts meticulous contract management efforts, and distorts spend analysis, rendering it a challenge to ascertain true cost savings. Article Summary: What is Maverick Spending? What Causes Maverick Spending? Types of Maverick Spend How to Control Maverick Spending Other Types of Spend to Look Out For How Buyers Edge Platform Can Help You Tackle Maverick Spending Challenges   What is Maverick Spending?   Maverick spending refers to unauthorized or unmanaged purchases made within an organization that fall outside established procurement policies, contracts, or guidelines. These purchases typically occur when employees or departments bypass approved procurement channels to

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Optimizing Hospitality Costs: Join Source1 for Superior Procurement Savings

Looking to optimize costs? Join Source1, a Buyers Edge Platform GPO for the hospitality industry! At Buyers Edge Platform, we understand the paramount importance of cost control within the supply chain, driving business efficiency in all areas of a hospitality operation. When you join a Buyers Edge Platform GPO, you exclusive get access to: Collective Purchasing Power: Hospitality operators who join Source1 can leverage Buyers Edge Platform’s collective purchasing strength, unlocking substantial cost savings across procurement needs unique to hotels, casinos, and universities.   Amplified Financial Performance: By achieving cost-effectiveness, Source1 empowers hospitality operators to fortify their financial performance, enabling greater competitiveness within the dynamic hospitality landscape.   Trusted Supplier Network: Source1 equips hospitality operators with a rigorously vetted network of suppliers, ensuring reliability and quality across procurement necessities specific to lodging, universities, casinos, and fairs/festivals.   Click here to join Source1, the group purchasing organization for hospitality. Source1 stands