Review your supplier list and identify where consolidation could occur
Review your order/delivery cycles- optimizing your order quantities will reduce time, labor, and potentially provide better overall costs (reduced time to put away, inventory and labor). Remember, as a Premier Member you may be eligible to earn the Drop Size Incentive.
Evaluate your use of commodity items and look for a low-cost alternative or brand
Pastas, Rice, Canned Fruits and Vegetables, Disposables, Frozen Fruits and Vegetables, Breads or Doughs, Flour, Sugar, Grains, Proteins etc.
Buy in Bulk if possible (less packaging more product)
Move away from portion packed items - they are higher cost due to packaging
If you are not already a Premier member, consider joining Group Purchasing Organization PREMIER to help reduce your overall food cost
If you are already a Premier member:
Maximize use of CMA products for ingredients to see lower prices directly on your invoices
Maximize the incentives available only for Premier members through US Foods
Utilize the CMA Team, the USF Account Manager and Account Executive to identify lower cost options and review rebate opportunities
Take advantage of manufacturer rebates posted on the Promotions Page of the PINC AI (formerly Premier Connect) Foodservice Community Site
Review alternative items recommended in FSDO for cost advantages