Weekly Newsletter / April 8, 2016

Four Seasons Produce Inc.

Our second wave is underway and due in at the end of next week (April 8th). This results in additional stocked opportunities!!

To better help you, a document is published to the Mid-Atlantic site to help keep you informed of items we are transitioning to Four Seasons or Taylor. In addition, we outlined all produce codes along with cut off times (keep in mind, this will be eliminated with stocked codes over time!!!). This can be found on the "Produce Cut Off Times" tab in the same document. We will continue to communicate as well as update the document as we continue to transition to Four Seasons and Taylor Farms. Each Four Seasons and Taylor item will be stocked not JIT, so communication of new business is critical to our success.


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New Items in STOCK!!!

We recently reviewed the list of items you shared with your Market Managers as a need for the market. In turn, Dennis published a list to the Daily Dish on Thursday morning including Grocery, Bakery and Non Foods items.

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.


Price Increase:

839370-4-5# BUTTER OIL CLARIFIED - $.10/LB cost increase will go in effect May 2nd, 2016.

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.