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Expert advice on trade spend topics.


The New Age of Foodservice Data: Datassential Guest Blog

CPG manufacturers are inundated with information from multiple data sources. Learn how to analyze your data to identify customer and brand opportunities.


Foodservice 101: GPO Pursuit of Independent Operators

Did you know: non-aligned independent operators collectively spend more than $100 billion annually on their purchases.


The Manufacturer’s Key Strategic Issue: Whose Customer Is It?

Whose customer is it? Distribution bids have challenged manufacturers and upped the ante on the implications of winning an losing.


8 Steps: Gain Executive Support for a TPM Solution

Ready to ditch Excel, email chains and long meetings? Advocate for a trade promotion management software and garner support from an executive.


Best Practices: Foodservice Customer Segmentation

With customer segmentation, a best practice in foodservice, companies drive profitable decision making, build better trade offers, and efficiently prioritize customers. Segmentation helps your organization focus on the right set of customers.


Are You Losing Sleep Over Your Foodbuy Contracts?

Spending has increased greater than underlying volume trends. The need for more effective control is just as true for corporate earned income as it is for local marketing, national account pricing and other operator discounts.