Axis Purchasing Offers Foodservice Operators Savings through Supply Programs and New Purchasing Partnership

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New outreach in Northeast brings foodservice partners to help guide restaurateurs to purchasing savings program.

Over our relationship, we have increased savings, benchmarked opportunities and expanded beyond broad-line purchases

Axis Purchasing, the provider of a food and supply purchasing program that leverages the scale and savings of a $6B purchasing pool, will be expanding its marketing and outreach campaign in the Northeast to additional multi-unit restaurant and foodservice operators looking to take advantage of deeply discounted manufacturing programs through rebates, contracted product savings and a value-added purchasing service.

The company recently released a case study demonstrating the potential savings for mid- to large-scale foodservice and hospitality clients (Download case study here). "There is a tremendous value in what we do in partnering with foodservice and hospitality management to drive the net costs of products down using a volume purchasing program that these operators can tap into at any time," says John Krebs, president of Axis Purchasing.

"In most cases, there isn't even a need to switch products or deviate from the purchases that operators are using to create their culinary offering. The first layer of savings is rebates, which is just money on the table to boost profits."

Purchasing programs of $1M or more can see the layered-approach of savings that Axis brings to foodservice results in more than 10 percent in savings on food, paper and other supplies. Smaller hospitality venues will see similar results when there is an opportunity to add a dedicated distribution partner, as the Axis study highlights.

Axis has partnered with Northeast marketing and consulting companies, including Food Service Advisor and SYESTO Marketing, both based in the metro-Boston area, to drive awareness and offer forward-facing discussions about the program that benefits restaurateurs with food, paper and controllable expenses of $1M or more.

"The $2.5M and up is really our sweet spot, where we can maximize our manufacturing programs with rebates and contract pricing, and through our analysis of alternative products and opportunities," says Krebs. Once a foodservice operator is signed up with Axis, Krebs acts as a partner to find operators additional savings through his expertise and knowledge of the manufacturing and distributor markets across the national procurement channels.

"John is a true partner to the foodservice industry," says Ted Bazakos, partner, Food Service Advisor. "When we talk about Axis and talk about John's reputation in finding opportunities for these operators, people get excited and want to learn more. Being distributor-neutral and having no participation fees in its rebates and contract pricing programs also sets Axis apart."

"We have worked with Axis for several years," says Larry Pierson, vice president of Purchasing and Distribution, Abuelo's Restaurants. “Over our relationship, we have increased savings, benchmarked opportunities and expanded beyond broad-line purchases including mobile data services. We are very comfortable and pleased.”

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About Axis Purchasing
Axis Purchasing supports buyers from multi-unit restaurants, franchises, hotels and casinos. Our members improve their purchasing power with supply services and by adding a multi-billion dollar group purchasing organization with low cost product pricing and rebates with hundreds of leading foodservice manufacturers and service providers. AxisPurchasing.com

About Food Service Advisor
Food Service Advisor, based in metro-Boston, is a full-service foodservice consulting firm, focused on supporting restaurateurs through a specialization in marketing, operations, training, vendor negotiation, menu development, and analysis and inventory control programs. Food Service Advisor has partnered with a vendor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' Allergen Training program to provide additional value-added services. Foodserviceadvisor.com

About SYESTO Marketing
SYESTO is a Kandessa Media-affiliated brand that maximizes an expertise within the restaurant segment and fuses it with our proven ability to create compelling content and marketing programs for the restaurant industry. We offer advisory and consulting services for PR and ad agencies within the QSR segment; content generation, interest stories, blogging and press releases for small- to mid-sized suppliers; custom content for your audience - from blogs to full-length magazines and periodicals; social media management for owners and sales execs through socially redirected, our social media service; and online positioning and website consulting. SYESTO.com

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