2 Secrets to Food Distribution Success

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Current Influences On Food Service Distribution: 2 Secrets To Success

Food Distribution: As times and fads change, so does the way we choose, distribute, and sell food. These are the top two influences on food service distribution right now – so read on to better prepare your business. Also think about using our Foodservice Distributors Database to continue growing your business and profit.

How we distribute food is becoming a big selling point for customers
How we distribute food is becoming a big selling point for customers

Speed

Everything from service at a checkout in a store to online response times – your customers want a speedy response. One of the biggest trends that has continued to grow in the last five years for food distribution is the rise of ‘grab and go’ services. This includes things like the food kiosks in CostCo. Customers want something quick and they want it now. Make sure your business is set to distribute certain foods quickly and in some cases with automation if you want success.

Another faction of speed is response time to queries online and customer service calls. It’s key to be able to communicate with your customer almost instantly in this digital age to keep reviews up and grow customer base.

Alternatives to traditional service or shopping experiences are also on the rise with major companies offering curbside pickup options for groceries selected online to save customers time.

Food distribution needs to be quick with a wide variety of options
Food distribution needs to be quick with a wide variety of options

Variety

With globalization continuing to impact most areas of consumers lives, it’s become popular to consume food that isn’t local. Customers want variety, and they want it to be fresh. Working with distributors to ensure meats, dairy products, and produce from all over the world can be delivered in a timely fashion can be difficult! But the key to success is to continue to offer variety.

In addition to global options, many customers are now turning to eco-conscious sources of food, organic sources, or participate in special diets such as gluten-free or vegan. Offering food distribution options for these customers is key to keeping your current customer base and growing the rest of it.

Food Distribution is a tricky but important part of the foodservice industry. Our databases are top notch and have been collated and used since 1988! In addition to our distributors database we also have the Chain Restaurant Database and the High Volume Independent Restaurants Database.