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.
Do you know the real shelf life of your fresh produce? If you don’t, it will be nearly impossible to control the shopping experience at your store. Learn about the factors causing shelf life variability and how you can proactively manage the freshness and quality of your produce.
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.
Consumers have high expectations of their produce. In an effort to foster consumer trust and confidence in our food, retailers and food service companies are setting high quality standards for their suppliers.
During the pandemic, the delivery of thousands of cases of food to needy families has been streamlined using technology, extending its useful shelf life and reducing waste. iFoodDS and Woolworths were recognized as a Tech Innovation Award finalist for this work by PMA Australia-New Zealand.