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Pros & Cons for Restaurants: Buying Olive Oil From Distributors vs. Manufacturers

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

Who you should buy your olive oil from is always a big question-- usually one that restaurant owners and chefs approach in an effort to cut their costs.

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Is Safflower Oil GMO?

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

Safflower Oil - GMO or non-GMO?Safflower oil is being used more and more in food manufacturing in recent years. Many natural products are being made with safflower and/or sunflower oil.

As a result, many consumers are asking the question: Is safflower oil GMO or non-GMO?

Good question. We’d like to help answer it for you.

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The Olive Oil Manufacturing Process and How It’s Made [Slideshare]

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

The Olive Oil Manufacturing Process and How Olive Oil Is MadeThere are many different grades of olive oil available. Each each one represents a different level of quality that corresponds to the way that the oil was produced.

But rather than tell you, I’d like to show you. Below is a short slide share presentation that guides you through the process of how the different olive oil grades are made. Click through to read about the process.

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Edible Oil Drums vs. Totes And How to Choose For Your Manufacturing Plant

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

drums-vs-totes-comparisonThe packaging you choose for your raw manufacturing ingredients affects how smoothly and efficiently your production process will run.

If you’re debating between drums or totes, there are 3 parts to decision, and they have to do with how your packaging and production team will interact. If you consider these 3 components thoroughly with your team, you’ll almost automatically walk away with a smart decision.  

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4 Ways For Manufacturers To Avoid The Rising Costs of Bulk Olive Oil

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

4 Ways For Manufacturers To Avoid The Rising Costs of Bulk Olive OilThe price of olive oil is going up this year. In short, global production is down by 25%, which is causing oil prices to increase around the world. If you use olive oil as a food manufacturing ingredient, this change affects your business and your profit margins.

You probably want to bring your cost of ingredients down -- not up -- right?

This is a common concern and is more challenging to achieve in poor olive harvest seasons. It requires you to look closely at your buying strategy and make some tough business decisions.

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3 Tools To Help Food Service Sales Reps Sell More Olive Oil

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

3 Tools To Help Food Service Sales Reps Sell More Olive OilIf you’re a sales rep for a food service company, selling olive oil can be a challenge. It’s a premium item, and it’s typical for customers to have lots of questions about the product. This can affect your ability to simply make the sale.

But, it’s also a great staple item for you to set up with your accounts, and it can add up to a steady commission over time.

To be able to make the sale, you’ll need to be an olive oil expert.  

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4 Reasons To Develop Your Own Private Label Edible Oil Brand For Food Service

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

private-labeling-bottles-2It’s no doubt that private labeling is a growing and profitable phenomenon for food service distributors. The private label industry as a whole has posted a 6% year-over-year sales growth, as more consumers are turning towards private labeled brands.

What does this means for food service distributors? If you haven’t created your own private label line, you’re missing out on branding and sales opportunities.

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3 Olive Oil Infographics That Will Inspire You

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

Sometimes you just need a little pick-me-up during your day; a reminder that today is awesome.

Like with all jobs, if you work in the world of bulk oils, sometimes it's easy to forget that you work in a really cool industry.  The food industry is awesome.  And just in case you feel kind of blah this morning...

Here are 3 infographics that will remind you why olive oil is so great.  Be inspired!  

If you have customers that would enjoy these, share away!

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The Top 4 Benefits of Doing An RFQ For Your Annual Bulk Oil Needs

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

The Top 4 Benefits of Doing An RFQ For Your Annual Bulk Oil NeedsAs most purchasers already know, an RFQ is a "request for quote".  Why do these RFQs benefit manufactures?

The real benefit comes at the end, when a supply contract is signed to cover the companies ingredient needs over the period. An RFQ is a simple, great way for manufacturers to get the lowest bulk oil price possible and reap a number of other benefits in the process.

In fact, we see 3 major benefits that manufactures get from doing an RFQ for their annual volumes, and signing a contract for their ingredient needs.  But first, we'll review what an RFQ is.

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Want A More Successful Bulk Oil Supplier Relationship? Do These 5 Things.

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

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The “fliers” in cheerleading are the girls that fly through the air, demonstrating great acrobatics and agility. They are the highlight of cheerleading-- the life of the party.

But these girls don’t fly on their own. They have four other cheerleaders on the ground, working in perfect coordination to support them and toss them in their air. These four team members are the foundation, the support system that makes everything run smoothly and the flier fly, well… higher.

Think of your business as the flier. And think of your vendors and suppliers as your foundation of four on the ground; the cheerleaders in the background who help you do what you do better. It’s true, your business relies on a variety of vendors to work smoothly, to succeed and to fly high. The better relationship and communication you have with them, the higher you can fly.

As a purchaser, you’re responsible for fostering these vendor relationships, and establishing good communication so that your business can keep growing and improving. Want to keep doing your job better?

Here’s 5 ways to keep improving your relationships with your bulk oil vendors and be even more successful in your purchasing role.

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