Choosing the right food distributor is important for a number of reasons. For one, you want to make sure the food they deliver has a high quality and will meet its expected shelf life. For another, if you can’t depend on reliable deliveries, you run the risk of running out of inventory. If you don’t have the items your customers are looking for, you could potentially make them disgruntled, maybe even to the point where you will lose their business forever, or at least for a very long time. That’s a double hit to your bottom line.
Therefore, it’s important to pick a food distributor you can count on time and again. Here are some tips to help you select the right partner:
Choose a distributor that has a long history and an excellent reputation. If you have associates in the industry, ask around and see what name pops up most frequently. If not, do a web search and look for one that has been around for a long time. A distributor with longevity obviously must be doing right by their customers to stay in business for so many years.
You’ll also want a distributor that has strong connections with big-name manufacturers and has a wide selection of products to choose from. The more they have to offer you, the better the selection you’ll be able to offer your customers. Distributors with great manufacturer connections are also more likely to be able to provide you with promotional items for in-store advertising and can offer specials on the merchandise you’d like to carry.
Also, find a distributor that offers next-day delivery service so you can keep your shelves stocked at all times without needing to worry about maintaining a large inventory yourself.
Lastly, the best tip we can offer is to call Atlantic Dominion Distributors. We’ve been around since 1875, we’ve got a great reputation in the industry, and we offer one of the largest selections of the hottest products on the market today, including newly released products that consumers are searching for. We keep up with purchasing trends and continuously update the types of products we offer to keep what you offer to your customers relevant. And yes, we offer next-day delivery. Check us out!