Supply Chain, E-Procurement Lifting GPOs to 2010s Levels

  Over the past couple of months, we have received a number of inquiries from the media, food suppliers and equity firms regarding foodservice GPO activity. With the scarcity of labor, inflationary pressures and a shortage of product in the foodservice industry,...

The Intangible Benefits of Annual Strategic Planning

I recently heard a story from a seasoned professional – a colleague – who said her firm used to send its entire organization to Australia in January to present each business unit’s strategy. Her role was in sales and her division was responsible for...

Five Changes Coming to Your Local Eatery

With the virus once again surging in the U.S., it is beginning to look a whole lot like 2020 again. The vaccine’s release in the spring was supposed to bring back the economy, jobs and restaurants.   As of this writing, however, local governments are asking...

Can Qualitative Research Really Spark Strategic Thought?

  Many business schools throughout the U.S. discuss the traits of successful CEOs.    In our experience, there are two that highly successful senior leaders require – quantitative ability (numbers) and qualitative aptitude (interpreting the field, soft...