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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.

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

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

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

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

“Amazon is placing its bet on the future of the food industry,” says Errol Schweizer, a former Whole Foods executive.

For the restaurant industry, there's an opportunity to improve the supply chain. Even a single efficiency has the potential for major impact.

Between 4-10% of food purchased by foodservice operations is thrown out before reaching the plate. Can manufacturers help reduce waste?

Product innovation doesn't focus on beverages. Selling a unique beverage adds to the meal experience. Learn more about beverage trends here.

There is only a 50/50 chance that any given trade promotion will be successful. Only 21% of CG manufacturers are satisfied with their ability to manage promotions.

The consumer votes with their feet and if we are to win their dollar then all players in the supply chain must work together to give them what they want.

Auto pay supports the processing and reimbursement of corporate shelter, buying group rebates and local distributor rate-based offers.

Manufacturers can support c-stores approach to foodservice by providing healthy and fresh products. 90% of c-stores have basic foodservice programs.

Consumer goods companies are embracing trade spend data in order to generate actionable decisions that improve trade promotions.

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