You know your suppliers play a major role in the quality of your fresh produce, but how can you validate that you’re working with the right suppliers to accomplish your goals? This is where good supplier quality management can help. Here are 5 key strategies that grocery retailers can use to manage supplier quality.
Average shrink in the produce department is 4.5%, according to a recent FMI study. Get the strategies you need to reduce shrink and food waste. This will not only protect your profits but also build your brand with consumers who are becoming more conscious of food waste issues.
How do you ensure consistent produce quality is coming out of your distribution centers with every shipment? Working with the right suppliers is certainly important, but culture is another major factor that is frequently overlooked. See how the culture in your DC can drive the quality of your fresh produce.
Customers are worried about produce inflation, but retailers can use quality as a tool to overcome this. Learn more about consumer attitudes towards produce right now.
Distribution centers in the food industry are currently facing a labor shortage. This is causing far-reaching effects across the supply chain and disrupting the fresh food market. Here are some of the factors driving the labor shortage and what you can do to mitigate it.
The business is growing but your quality assurance resources are limited. How do you keep up with the ever-increasing volume and variety of produce you are receiving when you don’t have the budget to hire more inspectors or don’t have the time to train novice inspectors? By honing your tools and process, you can do more with less.