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.
Food safety audits are inevitable, but they don’t have to be feared. If you’re prepared, they can go smoothly and be nothing more than a brief interruption.