You may or may not be aware of exactly where your food comes from, but you need to know if you are actually getting the best results from your supply chain. Managing your supply chain can be somewhat difficult because food and supplies are being purchased and packaged both domestically and abroad. In the event..

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A surge in food trucks, interest in publishing calorie counts on menus and the use of mobile technology are some of the latest trends influencing purchasing for hotels and restaurants, an article on Food-Management.com reports. How can procurement consultants help your operation with these trends? Here are three examples: 1. Supply management: Purchasing trends across..

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The hotel industry weathered a turbulent economy in recent years and continues to evolve in order to satisfy guests and start generating more revenue. Hotel operators are becoming more creative when it comes to understanding their guests’ preferences. Translating those preferences into the right products and services demands a review of the operation’s procurement process…

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Every hotel requires products and services. Small operations purchase a smaller volume and have historically paid a higher price.  Today, operators have the choice to join a group to access sourcing and procurement solutions that are tailored to meet their hotel’s purchasing needs. When hotels opt to purchase on their own, they may invest a..

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At first glance, you might think participating in a group purchasing organization is all about saving money. But partnering with an organization like Source1 Purchasing is about much more than simply finding the lowest prices. There are a number of resources that become available like the commodity report. Released by Source1 in partnership with entegra,..

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When was the last time you really analyzed your hotel’s purchasing strategy? Although placing orders might be a more routine, mundane requirement, it also can be an opportunity to seek out easy ways to save money. Today may be the right day to tune up your purchasing practices. Keeping up with hotel trends is necessary, but can..

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Large well-known hotel brands are serious when it comes to their procurement process, selecting the most appropriate suppliers to support their various tiers of service. Both Hilton and Marriott hotels have defined specific criteria for potential suppliers on their websites. Like many hotel companies, they are selective about the products and services they choose based..

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Every guest has certain needs and expectations. Business travelers want certain amenities to make their travels comfortable while leisure guests are motivated by other amenities every traveler has one clear expectation – consistency with a brand. They expect consistency in quality, value and other aspects of their hotel stay. According to an article on the..

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Do you have a strategic purchasing process in place to maximize signature items on your menu without overspending or wasting food? Food and beverage sourcing or purchasing services for the hospitality and foodservice industries play a vital role in the success of all restaurant operations – both associate with a hotel or resort, and self-standing…

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New food and beverage trends are finding a place on hotel menus because travelers today want to maintain their same eating habits when they are traveling for business or pleasure. . On a larger scale, these various trends challenge operators to keep current with the f&b trends and change their standards when the time is..

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