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Restaurant Daily News May 24

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R e s t a u r a n t D a i l y N e w s 1 2 5 Tu e s d a y, M a y 2 4 , 2 0 1 6 soared while retailers strive to stay com- petitive in a rapidly changing market. Fortunately, the USPS has customized business solutions to help our customers rise above the competition and increase customer loyalty. Ship From Store Retailers nationwide are working in an omni-channel environment to provide consumers with a seamless experience whether shopping online or in store. To better serve consumers and increase prof- its, many businesses are turning to a "Ship-From-Store" solution. The theory behind the trend is to make more efficient use of retail space and existing inventory by turning stores into distribution cen- ters. It also eliminates the need to dis- count items that may not be selling at one location but are in high demand in a dif- ferent part of the country. The Postal Service has created a cus- tomized ship-from-store solution that we are implementing with customers across the United States. Our team of experts takes customers through the process of integrat- ing USPS shipping into their existing ware- house management system and collabo- rates with local operations and the cus- tomer to develop a pickup plan that works around the stores' operational schedules. Since Priority Mail and other USPS shipping solutions have no surcharges for fuel, residential or rural deliveries, many retailers are making the switch. Add Saturday delivery to the mix and you can see why our Ship-From-Store solution is a big hit with retailers serving a demand- ing consumer market. U SP S (C o nt'd. fro m p. 1 ) Sunday Delivery With Sunday Delivery, the USPS is help- ing retailers surprise and delight cus- tomers by adding another weekend day of delivery. This allows consumers to enjoy their orders when they are home on the weekends or to receive shipments needed for Monday's business day. That improved customer experience helps retailers build the kind of loyalty that lasts with their customer base. Metro Post Another pilot project in New York City, with the potential to expand to other major metropolitan areas, offers same day delivery for a variety of household and office products. Through the Metro Post market test, participating ecom- merce companies can offer their cus- tomers same-day delivery. Eligible cus- tomers within a specified area of desig- nated ZIP codes in the market test area may participate. Deliveries are made into the evening by uniformed Postal Service carriers. What's Next? Developing exciting, value-add solutions is vital to the USPS goals of expanding customer access and achieving financial sustainability. We already have the infra- structure in place to deliver this premium service. Finally, as we speed the pace of innovation, we are also designing and implementing pilot projects centered around better serving our customer's needs. For more information, visit www.usps.com or stop by booth #1040. organization funded by donations from individuals, food and beverage operators, suppliers and distributors and special events, CORE supports the children of food and beverage employees who are navigating life-altering circumstances or conditions. CORE has had the pleasure of receiving support from many in the industry over the past 12 years. Restaurants and hospitality groups have run promotions, individuals have given of their own time and resources and the industry has proven itself to be full of passionate, generous people. Since CORE's inception in 2004, the organiza- tion has raised over $1.5 million and granted support to over 120 children across the country. CORE's families become a part of the CORE Family for life, and CORE has found that most families want to give back in the years following their grants. In the words of a CORE mother: "I have been lost for words in this letter because words are not enough for what CORE has done for Richard and me. Our entire experience C O R E (C o nt'd. fro m p. 1 ) with you has been wonderful, and the service provided along with our trip to New York City was breathtaking. I never could have done this trip without CORE and Richard has wanted to go to New York for years. Because of Richard's disability of having cerebral palsy and being autistic, I had some moments before you thinking I would never get him to his dream location. CORE made it happen and we will be forever grateful. We promise in the years to come we will promote CORE and do whatever we can to help other children live their dreams. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts." Are you interested in learning more or supporting CORE? You can refer a family, become a COREporate member or event sponsor, host your own promo- tion or event to benefit CORE or become a CORE Ambassador and spread aware- ness for CORE's mission to food and beverage employees across the industry and the country. For more information, visit www.core gives.org, call 404.655.4690 or stop by booth #663 don't have the resources or capital to even learn about exporting much less enter new markets. That's where we help. Food exporting remains an incredibly bright spot in today's economy and many com- panies are not aware of the help available to enter and succeed in new markets." Depending on where a company is on its exporting path, Food Export- Midwest and Food Export-Northeast can provide a custom package of services to meet the needs of U.S suppliers. Specific programs include Buyers Missions in which international buyers come to the U.S. to meet with suppliers, similar to what is being held on the floor of the NRA Show. Focused trade missions bring U.S. suppliers to a country to meet with international buyers and immerse themselves in the market and learn first- hand about distribution, sales, pricing and competing products. Fo o d Ex po rt (C o nt'd. fro m p. 4 ) Food Export also offers Food Show PLUS™!, a customized tradeshow enhancement service so suppliers can maximize their interna- tional tradeshow experience and take advantage of extensive market expert- ise. The Market Builder program pro- vides tailored, in-market research to help determine if a market is right for a particular product. The Branded Program provides 50 percent cost reimbursement for a variety of international marketing activities, including: package and label modifica- tions, advertising, in-store promotions, product demonstrations, public relations, websites, tradeshow expenses, marketing and point of sale materials. Stop by booths #8080 and #8279 for more information and to discuss your specific needs and get information on all of the programs and services, or visit www.foodexport.org. with an anticipation feature. Once the actual temperature hits 90 degrees Fahrenheit, the thermometer can predict when the food will be cooked to perfec- tion in time or degrees. This message is displayed on your iPhone, iPad or Android device, allowing you to seam- lessly manage the meal. Designed for multitasking foodser- vice kitchens, this new model can time up to 10 events at once. This eliminates the need for multiple timers, while allow- ing you to monitor multiple events on your mobile device or the thermometer itself. The CDN Bluetooth Dual Probe Thermometer & Timer is pre-pro- grammed, programmable and easy to use. It measures temperatures from -40 degrees Fahrenheit to +482 degrees C D N (C o nt'd. fro m p. 4 ) Fahrenheit (-40 degrees Celsius to +250 degrees Celsius). It has a magnet for mounting and stands on the countertop as well. The CDN Bluetooth Dual Probe Thermometer & Timer is three inches in diameter, with attractive contemporary styling in white with black accents. It weighs just 4.6 ounces. It uses two 1.5 V AAA IEC LR03 batteries, which are included. The CDN Bluetooth Dual Probe Thermometer & Timer has a list price of $70. It is available for immediate ship- ment. The companion app is free. CDN offers a wide variety of ther- mometers, timers and kitchen scales, from the basic to the unique. For more information, visit www.cdn- timeandtemp.com, call 800.338.5594 or visit booth #1152. and stackable one-piece designs, Fold- Pak paperboard packaging provides a sustainable, high-quality solution designed to give you a winning edge in the global marketplace. Today the Fold- Pak portfolio of products includes Fold- Pak, Bio-Pak, Bio-Pak View and SmartServ, made of solid bleached sul- fate (SBS); and Fold-Pak Earth, Bio-Plus Earth, Bio-Plus View and Bio-Plus Terra II, made of 100 percent recycled paper (minimum 35 percent post-consumer content). No matter which products you choose, each can be branded with your custom graphics, or you can select from an array of stock prints. Consumer demand for sustainable packaging has continued to grow. The term "sustainable" can imply many dif- ferent meanings. For Fold-Pak, its claim of sustainability is tied to the fact that its containers are made from paper, which is a renewable and recyclable natural resource. Additionally, its paper comes from responsibly managed forests and is certified to SFI Certified Sourcing stan- dards. The Green Restaurant Association has endorsed its recycled paperboard containers: Fold-Pak Earth, Bio-Plus Earth, Bio-Plus View; and its newest line, Bio-Plus Terra II, which is third-party certified (BNQ) compostable in commer- cial composting settings. You'll also find sustainability messaging printed on each of these packs, assuring customers you are using sustainable packaging. Fo ld-P ak (C o nt'd. fro m p. 1 ) Backed by the foundation of parent company, WestRock, and supported by three plants across the United States, and a network of distributors, Fold-Pak con- sistently fulfills takeout packaging needs, from the smallest establishment to the largest national chain. Wherever you fit in that spectrum, you can be sure that Fold-Pak will execute your orders with precision – delivering exceptional quali- ty, optimizing your costs and fueling sales and revenue growth. It prints its product logos on the bottom of every box and pail, so you can be sure it's authentic Fold-Pak packaging, meeting its strict requirements. It might look like a Bio- Pak or Bio-Plus Earth – but if it doesn't say it, then you may not be getting the quality you expect. See Fold-Pak at NRA and check out its new and improved Bio-Pak View and Bio-Plus View product lines. It has reposi- tioned the closure from the top to the front for easier fastening. The anti-fog window allows customers and staff to see the con- tents of the container without opening it, making it ideal for merchandising a variety of prepared meals and desserts for takeout where presentation matters. As with all Fold-Pak containers, its View products can be used in hot, cold, wet and dry foodser- vice applications and will help keep foods better by retaining heat while allowing steam to vent. They are leak resistant, heat- lamp tolerant and microwavable. For more information, visit booth #1860 or go to www.foldpak.com.

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