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How to Grow Sales: Questions you should ask your data and what to do with the answers

Getting product, sales, and customer information into the hands of a supplier rep or broker is getting easier, as the Foodservice industry takes strides to embrace true data collaboration. Now that the data is flowing, what should we be doing with it? Attribytes is helping suppliers answer these common questions, that help suppliers protect their business and drive growth. In order to leverage BIG DATA you need to THINK SMALL Suppliers have access to more data than they can shake … Read more

Global Data Synchronization and The Attribytes Way

Implementation, rationalization, and synchronization. These are big words that can evoke a range of emotions from excitement to genuine fear. When digging into GS1 and the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN), the litany of acronyms, terms, and processes can be a little intimidating but in the grand scheme of things, we’re simply talking about an exchange of information. Fear not, fellow Foodservice enthusiast! I’m here to help. Below are a few of the basics that newbies and veterans alike can … Read more

E-Commerce and product info in the foodservice industry

E-tailers such as Amazon, Zappos, and Facebook have changed the way that people interact with and consume everything. How is this global shift affecting the Foodservice industry? Our very own Jason Gunn discusses this in a Smart Blog article published in 2014 when he was a product information manager for one of the largest Foodservice Distributors in the country. Whether chefs are shopping for shoes or placing a meat and produce order for their restaurants, they want to reach into … Read more

Data – The Final Frontier

OK, so maybe it would sound much cooler in Sir Patrick Stewart’s trademark West Yorkshire accent, but you get the idea. The amount of data available in modern business has taken on astronomical proportions. Being able to navigate that uncharted territory will define strong, successful, and profitable business. In Foodservice, data is everywhere but we have not quite figured out how to use it to climb into the stratosphere. Big data tells you where your company excels and where it … Read more

What’s Your 2016 Resolution? Have the best branch visits ever!

Happy New Year! Hope your holidays have been amazing. I can’t believe we’ve been working with you on Attribytes for four months and it’s already going to be 2016… yikes! I was doing some reading about New Year’s resolutions, wondering what mine could be for 2016. I found something rather interesting. 45% of Americans make a New Year’s resolution every year and only 8% of those folks actually follow through to achieve that goal. They must not have taken into … Read more