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Purchasing Forum – Tracey Rogers MD Unilever

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The issues around sustainability in business have long been a key focus of the hospitality industry. Waste management in the food production sector is a particularly controversial issue. Many in the sector are keen to improve or expand their company’s sustainability credentials, but are unsure of where to even being. In 2011...

The Future of E-Procurement: A Case Study

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Purchasing and procurement have become increasingly important to the hospitality sector in recent years, with operators and suppliers working together to find new solutions. One of these solutions may be in the very way business transactions take place. Enter: e-procurement systems.

At the Purchasing Forum yesterday, the conversation took the form of a case study of a company which has...

Chaning Business Models…? The purchasing Agenda

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Purchasing and procurement have become increasingly important to the hospitality sector in recent years, with operators and suppliers working together to find new solutions. At this morning's Purchasing Forum, proudly sponsored by Beacon, the conversation centered on how changing business models will have to impact the hospitality sector in the future. Making the observation that perhaps...

5% + 2.5% = Consumer breaking point?

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At a special forum this morning, it was estimated by purchasing professionals that food costs in 2011 would increase by approximately 5%. At a time when VAT will be going up by 2.5%, taxation is increasing and Government cuts are looming, the questions posed were:
  • Would the consumer accept such rises?
  • Does the...

Puchasing Forum at Piccoino’s

“THE CONFUSION AND, SOMETIMES, CYNICISM OVER THE PLETHORA OF ACCREDITATION SCHEMES AVAILABLE TO INDUSTRY AND THEIR VALUE TO BUSINESS”

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This week the EP Purchasing Forum met to discuss further the concept of accreditation schemes and kite marks. Guest speaker, Penny Beauchamp from Red Tractor: Assured Food Standards introduced her accreditation scheme and...