InsideFood Message Board
Sign up Calendar
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment  
wingandaprayer

Newbie
Registered:
Posts: 6
Reply with quote  #1 
I'm continually battling outs and not everything is adding up. Buyers saying they can't get product, broker saying they have plenty, DOT saying orders are getting flagged for unusual purchases. This is getting exhausting. Is anyone else struggling to get products like hot ham/ capocollo? pizza sauce?  
0
Isthisidok

Member
Registered:
Posts: 42
Reply with quote  #2 
No problems with those items, just dire in the Midwest right now in the protein world
0
Isthisidok

Member
Registered:
Posts: 42
Reply with quote  #3 
Anyone else having problems getting yeast?
0
DoughBoy

Newbie
Registered:
Posts: 1
Reply with quote  #4 
Instant Dry yeast and 5# bags of flour are very tight with everyone baking bread at home. Some manufacturers are out, others not able to take additional new business. Fresh yeast no issues
0
Mustard

Junior Member
Registered:
Posts: 14
Reply with quote  #5 
What distributor do you work for?
I know several vendors have USFoods on credit hold or they've been fighting with them over extended terms and Purchasing hasn't been allowed to place orders.
Some vendors aren't making our EB items either.
I've noticed buyers are constantly changing in the system.  They're taking turns going on furlough and that's not helping at all.  None of them seem to know what's going on or can't keep up.
Also heard something about them not being allowed to order more than a week's worth of product.  I don't know how anyone can even figure out what a week's worth is right now.  Cases keep increasing every week.
Dot seems to be shorting us alot.  USFoods was also in a pissing match w/them the other week.  
There is a shortage of canned tomato items.  Not sure if pizza sauce is included in that.
0
Spilt_milk

Member
Registered:
Posts: 23
Reply with quote  #6 
I’ll echo mustards comment. I’ve had some things that were delayed due to usf not paying due invoices. Cop is a $hit show. We’re also being forced on subs that aren’t necessarily apples to apples. This added to all the busy work corporates sending down with half our pay being cut is really demoralizing folks. Especially with the “at least you have a job” bullshit coming from leadership.
0
ScoopSucks69

Newbie
Registered:
Posts: 5
Reply with quote  #7 
Times are tough

Attached Images
Click image for larger version - Name: Screenshot_20200505-103439_Chrome.jpg, Views: 29, Size: 161.46 KB 

0
commoditiesguy

Senior Member I
Registered:
Posts: 210
Reply with quote  #8 
I can tell you our Dot Foods orders are pretty bad these days.
They have major inventory issues - just like every one else these days; too much of things people don't want now, and not enough of the stuff going to retail.
In their defense, they have been abused by quite a few distributors; orders canceled at the dock, half the truck returned, you name it.

And if you're a street sales rep in food distribution, expecting to just turn on the spigot and have inventory waiting to ship, you're deluding yourself.  And your customers.
Now is not the time to think you can get whatever you want, in whatever label you want, at pre-pandemic prices.  That's an expectation beyond sanity.

Sorry folks, but the necessity of a lot of places is now product consolidations, supplier consolidations, and price increases.  Deal with it for the next year.  Or find another industry.
0
formerdsr

Senior Member
Registered:
Posts: 176
Reply with quote  #9 
 
"Sorry folks, but the necessity of a lot of places is now product consolidations, supplier consolidations, and price increases.  Deal with it for the next year.  Or find another industry."

Supplier consolidation is nothing new. It's been going on for years. I sold Holly Farms for years until Tyson gobbled them up. Now every distributor sells the same product as their competitors. The only thing different is the box the product comes in. It's another reason why customers won't change suppliers. "I buy Tyson from Sysco. I get a good price. Why should I switch to USF or PFG to buy the same product?"
 
0
Ole Foodie

Member
Registered:
Posts: 25
Reply with quote  #10 
The nice thing about product shortages, no distributor should have any problem cleaning out there freezer protein dead stock list!!
0
formerdsr

Senior Member
Registered:
Posts: 176
Reply with quote  #11 
Hi, I'm from Take or Leave It Foodservice!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ole Foodie
The nice thing about product shortages, no distributor should have any problem cleaning out there freezer protein dead stock list!!
0
northernms

Senior Member I
Registered:
Posts: 254
Reply with quote  #12 
currently dealing with supply issues on:

beef of course
cold cuts
clipped tenders are out of stock at RD
and now 1950 Cheddar

no issues with yeast yet
unable to get 5# flour

customers are super understanding.. but some are also scared..especially my small chain of roast beef sandwich joints
0
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Easily create a Forum Website with Website Toolbox.