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Expert advice on trade strategies and sales planning

Foodservice experts explain what they’re seeing in their businesses and how their perspective on the current industry recovery changes day to day. 

In June 2019, Performance Food Group (PFG) acquired foodservice distributor Reinhart Foodservice. The transaction value… a cool $2 billion. Reinhart added nearly 30 more distribution centers to PFG’s portfolio. With this merger, PFG becomes one of the largest foodservice distributors

Foodservice manufacturers and COVID-19 business impacts. This topic doesn’t need much introduction – it’s all around us – changing our habits and decisions.

Since 2012, the foodservice team has used FORGE foodservice TPM software to have a regular clear line of sight to all budget dollars.

Visibility can’t be ignored when you consider how it helped this frozen bread manufacturer and pastry importer.

Butterball was ready for an integrated trade promotion management process that included planning and P&L management.

Tyson upgraded from its legacy trade promotion management tool to Blacksmith TPM due to inefficiencies and time consuming functionality.

Blacksmith's foodservice TPM "isn’t just a systematic tool, it’s a partnership," explains  Lantmännen Unibake's Commercial Controller.

During Smoke Jumpers XVIII, Lactalis American Group was awarded for its impressive results using Blacksmith TPM, winning the customer award for deduction management.

Manufacturers that understand the importance of technology, health and sustainability will be ahead of the game.

We have much to be grateful for but still many resolutions to tackle. Let's relive our top 5 opportunities-answered in 2018.

Sysco isn’t supposed to deduct on category management products, but if you suspect they are, read on to find out what to do about it.