Foodservice Distribution 2.0: Algorithms Optimize the Value Chain

The $268 billion foodservice supply chain is competitive and efficient with the notable exception of how business is transacted between independent operators and their suppliers. Technomic research and observations reveal that foodservice distributor sales representatives (DSRs) spend most of their workday visiting accounts to collect orders, in large part because the prevailing business model and […]

Benchmarking Your Restaurant’s Performance? Don’t Forget Retail Prepared Foods

As offerings of fresh prepared foods (also called retail meal solutions) expand, distinctions between restaurants and retailers are increasingly blurring. As noted in Technomic’s recent white paper published with A.T. Kearney, titled Fresh Prepared Foods: A Growth Driver for Your Company?, retailers have experienced a renaissance in fresh prepared foods over the past five years, […]