Trends to Look Out for in 2019

Trends to Look Out for in 2019

Out with the old, in with the new. We’re shifting our focus to a clean slate as we ring in the new year, introducing 2019 as the era of innovative trends in food, beverage, and everything else in between.

Nostalgia is reigning supreme within the food and beverage industry, touching on childhood favorites with adult twists. Clients are putting an emphasis on surprising guests with off-the-wall garnishes and snacks that unleash the inner child.

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Holiday Trends in Catering

Holiday Trends in Catering

That most wonderful time of the year is here once again. There is no downtime at the holidays in the catering world with corporate and personal celebrations in high demand. While this season is best characterized by tradition, each year brings its own twists on a theme. Below, we’ve highlighted some of the hottest holiday trends to watch for this year in the catering world.

Totally fitting for the holidays, one of the dominating catering trends this season is incorporating nostalgia or a fondness for the past.

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Leverage: How GPOs work

Leverage: How GPOs work

A group purchasing organization or GPO is a very simple, yet amazingly powerful concept.  A GPO is exactly what is sounds like – a group of companies working together to get better prices and service than any single company could get on their own.

Large companies like Lowe’s, McDonald’s and Ford get better prices because they spend a lot of money and thus have spending leverage. 

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Tariffs and How They Could Affect your Food Prices

Tariffs and How They Could Affect your Food Prices

One topic we’ve all been hearing about over the past few months is tariffs.  Everyone seems to be trying to figure out exactly how the changes to American tariffs will impact the price we pay for items important to our business and personal lives. Earlier this year newly announced increases to tariffs on imported goods has sparked talk of trade wars and an exchange of rhetoric from the US and its trade partners.  Although we’re still early in tariff talks there are a number of theories of how they will impact us, many of which are conflicting or the headline doesn’t tell the whole story. 

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Skeptical about savings? You are not alone.

Skeptical about savings? You are not alone.

Here at SB Value, while we feel our food savings concept is a simple one, and frankly, common in many other industries around the globe, it may seem daunting to change the food purveyor you have used for years. It may also appear too good to be true if you are not familiar with the concept.

When it comes to food, we all know prices fluctuate, specialty items in demand by your client can put you in a whole new level for budgeting purposes, and kitchen supplies, we all know how expensive those can get!

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