Great Protein Companies Use FORGE

Protein processors and manufacturers need an end-to-end trade application that keeps pace with rapid market price changes; an application that facilitates (and improves) budgeting, planning and decision-making.

Ask these 3 questions when considering a trade spend software solution:

Question 1

How does the application handle volatile pricing?


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Question 2

How much room for error is there in the application’s margin calculation?


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Question 3

Has the application been proven by others in the protein industry?


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Great companies use FORGE. Why? FORGE is the market-leading trade promotion management application for CPG retail and foodservice; it’s designed to manage pricing fluctuation, quickly analyze promotion scenarios and verify and validate deduction payments.

Protein Customer Stories

Pilgrim’s Pride has been in the business for over six decades. While their products are unique, their trade investment experience is not unlike others. Pilgrim’s wanted a straight forward trade spend solution, which they found with FORGE. FORGE doesn’t require onerous rounds of customization, plus supports better business decisions. FORGE enables Pilgrim’s to leverage a complete foodservice trade solution without costly and time-consuming customizations. Because of FORGE’s simplified processes, it enables, Pilgrim’s has access to operator visibility, streamlined operator agreements and the ability to eliminate manual processes.

Kraft’s (now The Kraft Heinz Company) foodservice team started looking for a new trade promotion application because their system was too slow and the team lacked visibility into operator profitability. Kraft implemented FORGE – and now, Kraft has unprecedented visibility into trade spend finances while managing business at the rapid pace of expectations. FORGE provides real-time program volume and financials by business and sales area, enabling insightful analysis. FORGE brings together distributor and operator data in one automated platform, providing a true 360 view of the business. 

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Bagcraft Case Study

When Bagcraft chose Blacksmith Applications they dramatically improved pricing profitability by preventing bad deals from making it out the door.

Video Testimonial: Simplot

Great companies use FORGE. Simplot has been a customer since 2007; see why they love working with a TPM provider who understands foodservice.