Last week we talked about the increase in business in reference to implementing touch screen technology in the market. Today we’ll discuss the advantages of taking the marker out of their hands.

 

Last year we wrote a Newsletter about the latest Touch Screen technologies in the industrial world. I call it the “McDonalds theory of ordering”. But the secret is out, it’s not about reducing labor it’s about doing more business. Let’s take a look at some of these effects and how you can leverage the new technologies.

 

I got back home in one piece and beat the traffic from the Pope's visit to our city. It was a very long week of traveling, but I was able spend quality time with some great customers. I would like to thank them for their hospitality and the on topic discussions during our visits. Overall feelings were positive with top concerns being government compliance and effectively handling increased volume.

 As we're all getting ready to enter the 4th quarter I find myself on a full week road trip. I will be visiting a number of Key Accounts to touch base and see how we  can do a better job. You may recall my talking about the role of a trusted advisor.

 

We have discussed the FSMA in the past. The FDA are on the move again setting the release for the first 2 rules of the ACT to go into effect Sept. 2016, but in order to make sure we are not too confused the phase-in will be done in different time frames depending on the size of the business.

After my vacation I thought we would follow up on some recalls.  Back in May of this year we were following a recall involving 2 famous brand names: Jeni’s of Ohio and  Blue Bell Ice Cream of Texas. Now it’s 3 months later and let’s see how they’ve done with protecting the brand. Well in one of these cases “not so good”. Jeni's tweet from yesterday is below.

 

In Spring of 2013 we conducted a nationwide survey of Food Distributors and Processors from $3M to $100 in sales. At that time two-thirds of the market was still doing purchasing manually. Let’s look at what we can do about it and how technology has changed.

 

 There is always another side to a story. I found an enlightened opinion from one of my associates that was very interesting. A lot of my readers looked at this as a victory for the small guy, but  behind the scenes the remaining broad liners of size were preparing for the merger and their plans were very competitive.

 Several weeks ago in a discussion with a poultry processor in CA., who I am trying to sell my products to, we had a very interesting discussion. I also had some discussions with some local customers and got some feedback from them.

 

Tired of hearing "Protect the brand."? It looks like last week a couple of major players in the poultry market weren’t really listening. How would you like your website to look like theirs below?

Oh and by the way make sure you stay on those restaurants they’re making up for lost time.



Issue 586 - Where have all the people gone?

Sunday, at the Fancy Food Show for opening day, as I was going through the booths I mentioned to my companion, “The show seems quiet, but it is opening day.” In today’s newsletter we’ll discuss that phenomena and what it might mean for the food industry at large.

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