Weekly Newsletter / May 6, 2016

Produce Update

Effective today, we will no longer be offering a JIT program through Class Produce. In order for the focus to remain on quality and assortment of items, this move needed to be made in order for the division to move forward in providing a quality product to our customers.

We have partnered with Four Seasons Produce & Amrein who will be handling our produce needs moving forward. We will also continue our partnership with Taylor Farms but mainly for fabricated items.

What does this mean to you?

  • Effective today, Friday 5/6/16 there will only be a 5PM cutoff for produce.
  • We will be adding 50+ items to our stocking guide for you to have access to as of !
  • Overall improvement in quality & produce assortment
  • Daily deliveries from Amrein & Four Seasons -

If you have an item that is not stocked currently in AB, you can work with Dave Weaver on the non-stock team who will handle sourcing those items through Amrein & Taylor Farms.

Lastly, volume (or even in some cases a large one time punch) please be sure to communicate that information through the normal usage form process.

Review the below link to view all deleted produce items this week due to lack of sales. As mentioned above, we are moving to non-stock and you will work directly with Dave Weaver.


Marketing Contact Outline

In transition of our Marketing Team, we are looking to efficiently utilize each individual in terms of communication within Marketing. We have updated the "Who to Call" document located on the Mid Atlantic site (link below), but included the breakdown below. You will begin to utilize the Logistics Team in order to allow Candyce to process all New Item Requests.


ETA & Out of Stock- Logistics

New Item Request - Candyce

Product Specific Questions- Jim

Pricing - aberdeen_pricing@gfs.com


Logistics Contact by Category/Subgroup:

Netesha Herbert - Grocery & Bakery, DOT

Nathan Foxx - Non Food

Jay Nolan- Center of the Plate

Brian Dignen - Produce

Karen Milanese- Tojo, dressings, cheese, cold salads, frozen veggies, frozen potatoes, canned veggies, canned tomatoes, frozen app's, pickles

New Items in STOCK!!!

Discontinued Blow Out Items- Need to Clean up the Slots

As a team, we have decided to Discontinue the following items (**these items have been reviewed and approved by the CDS team) due to lack of movement. However, we still have cases in the slots and need your help moving through this inventory allowing us to empty out the slot. We have added Hot Pricing to these items to help them move.

You will be directed to the Blow Out documents by clicking on the bar below.

Mid-Atlantic Blow Out Items (Discontinued)

Click here to review discontinued inventory as well as the amount of cases at risk.

Long Inventory Blow Out

We are a bit long on inventory on these items. We are offering hot pricing on "long" cases to help stabilize inventory and avoid the dreaded and very expensive liquidation. Please note these items are not being discontinued.

Lets work together to ensure we do not liquidate. Please click on the link below to review all of the items we NEED your help on. The list reviews the items and the cases at risk.

Long Inventory: Please help Move

Click here to review the inventory we are long on, as well as the amount of cases at risk.

Looking for Point of Sale? We have you covered!

Gordon Food Service Branded Point of Sale

Looking for sales materials for brands? Click on this button review a file of Gordon Food Service brand Point of Sale. This is a great way to review content to the Mid Atlantic Division only; not to mention to review stocked branded items.

Corporate Capabilities Point of Sale

Looking for those materials that help tell the story of "Who we are" and "What we can do", by clicking this button you will be able to review those materials that tell this story. This is a great piece for New or Potential Customers

Mid-Atlantic Insider

Our weekly Insider can be found on the Mid-Atlantic site under Marketing Information.

This is a great resource to view market trends, new items, and discontinued items.


New Item Requests

We have seen great success in the team using the New Item Request form!!

As a reminder, there are two ways to submit new item requests. First, the established spreadsheet is a valuable time-saver and is recommended when a CDS is submitting multiple new items in one sitting. Second, the new item form can be used to populate one new item at a time. I have included a link below for both resources. I would imagine you will become comfortable with one format and stick with that, it is totally up to you!





To keep track of your request, visit the below link which will take you to the Master- New Item Request Form. Marketing continues to work on these requests each day.