Buyer Recognition Guide

December 13, 2013

How familiar are you with your buyers and their needs? The following is a list of seven categories to help you distinguish between different buyers and their expectations. As you read through the list, try and determine which buyer you are trying to attract. The Quality Buyer – “We only buy the best.” This buyer..

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You take pride in your business and how you run it – but are you prepared, right now, for a surprise visit from a health inspector? It can be stressful always being in fear that the health inspector may show up at any moment, but the best strategy and only way to ensure that you..

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Hotel pantries stocked with the items guests frequently request are gaining popularity across all hotel brands. Guests enjoy the convenience, and hotel operators discovered a few of the benefits. Independently owned hotels are also developing their own unique market to meet the needs of their guests. With experienced companies like Source1 Purchasing, any hotel can..

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More full-service hotels are eliminating room service as guests choose other options for meals. As an article on news.com.au reports, the New York Hilton Midtown recently eliminated this amenity. The hotel now offers a gourmet self-service outlet for hungry guests. According to the 2012 PKF Hospitality Research Figures, room service revenue represented only 1.2 percent..

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3 ways to embrace technology and improve hotel operations

Technology impacts every facet of the hotel industry.  Large operators embraced solutions early on.  Today, hotel operations of all sizes can benefit by considering theses three hallmarks: 1.            Social Media to drive reservations and guest satisfactions 2.            Mobile devices to address guest requests on the spot 3.            Integration on the cloud to ensure cross departmental..

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With the recession in the rear-view mirror, now is the time to explore procurement solutions that can help rejuvenate and add value to your hotel. The transaction volume for 2013 is forecast to reach $18.5 billion, a 5.7 percent increase over 2012 levels, according to an article on the 4Hoteliers website. Analysts have a bullish..

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The use of standards-based purchasing systems is a well-received concept in the hospitality industry, with hotels and restaurants using the concept to enhance the overall guest experience. The key benefit with standards-based purchasing is performance as operators engineer menus, concepts or themes. Operators can use standards-based purchasing systems to ensure that their food product selections..

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In the hospitality and food service industries, there is a saying that amateurs buy often, but professionals purchase only once. Some small to mid-size operators spend a great deal of time and effort buying instead of purchasing. When making a shift to purchasing best practices, you can access experience and information that will contribute to..

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Hoteliers are getting more creative in their approach to food and beverage. Some operators are creating smaller dishes to meet the demand for lighter portions while others are looking for new products and flavors so they can give their guests something different. Whatever the trend, purchasing or procurement solutions can assist operators in accessing fresh..

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The cultural evolution of American society is reflected in today’s most popular food trends. A strategic sourcing organization can help hotels and restaurants serve authentic, fresh, ethnic foods that today’s guests want. According to an article on The New York Times website, sales of ethnic foods rose 4.5 percent from 2010 to 2012, to $8.7..

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