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Category: Restaurants


09.12.2019

The Best Customer Engagement Companies in the World Adopt Pouring Rights (And You Should Too)

By Tim Harms

The best customer engagement companies in the world benefit from pouring rights agreements with one of the two largest global beverage companies. These leading customer-focused organizations leverage the funding and the extensive consumer insights given by beverage companies to improve...

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07.31.2019

Five Things Your Soft Drink Representative Doesn’t Want You to Know

By Ben Kitay

You probably like your main soft drink company rep. He or she is probably a good person. You are probably not inclined to challenge him or her in any significant way. Your companies are partnered, after all. You’re in a...

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06.14.2019

Top Three Takeaways from the 2019 National Restaurant Association Show

By Jackie Barnes

The annual National Restaurant Association (“NRA”) show in Chicago is the premier foodservice conference. With nearly 45,000 attendees and over 2,300 exhibitors, this is a “must attend” event for restaurant operators. Seeing everything at the NRA show is almost impossible,...

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02.14.2019

What Happens When You Change Cola Suppliers?

By Ben Kitay

For over 30 years, I’ve watched people agonize over whether or not to switch their beverage supplier.  About half of that time, I was on the beverage company side, trying to convince restaurant operators to stay with or switch to...

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11.9.2018

Five Ideas to Drive Beverage Profits in 2019

By Ben Kitay

As a beverage retailer or foodservice operator, you are always looking for ways to increase profit from the sale of drinks. Here’s a quick summary of five ways you can pump up your beverage profits and delight your customers in...

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11.1.2018

Should Your Next Beverage Contract Have a Section on Delivery Strategies?

By Tim Richardson

Beverage Contracts are Constantly Evolving. Is it Time to Add Specific Terms Related to Delivery? Most Pouring Rights Agreements (PRAs) are silent on the subject of delivery strategies. That may change over the next 5-10 years, and it may make...

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09.26.2018

Coke Now Owns a QSR. Are You Funding Your Competitor?

By Ben Kitay

Pepsi Once Owned QSR's. It Didn't Go Well There was a time, not too long ago, when Pepsi lost a significant share of their restaurant customers because of one fact—they competed with their customers.  When Pepsi owned Taco Bell, Pizza...

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09.5.2018

Webinar: Top 8 Mistakes to Avoid When Negotiating Beverage Contracts

By Tim Harms

Are you prepared for your next negotiation with Coke and Pepsi? Do you know if you are setting up your beverage negotiation for success? In our recent webinar, "The Top 8 Mistakes to Avoid When Negotiating Beverage Contracts," Ben Kitay, our foodservice practice leader,...

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07.13.2018

We Can’t Drink Juice Now?!

By Tim Richardson

In case you missed this recent New York Times opinion piece published by three accomplished pediatricians, let me summarize it for you: Don't drink fruit juice and don't let your kids drink it, either. What?! That's right. Just don't drink...

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06.19.2018

When Is the Right Time to Start the Beverage Contract Process?

By Ben Kitay

My clients and my prospective clients often ask me, “How far in advance of the expiration date should I start thinking about the contract?” The right answer is “now”. If Your Contract Will Soon Expire: For a contract that will...

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Category: Restaurants


09.12.2019

The Best Customer Engagement Companies in the World Adopt Pouring Rights (And You Should Too)

By Tim Harms

The best customer engagement companies in the world benefit from pouring rights agreements with one of the two largest global beverage companies. These leading customer-focused organizations leverage the funding and the extensive consumer insights given by beverage companies to improve...

Read Full Post

07.31.2019

Five Things Your Soft Drink Representative Doesn’t Want You to Know

By Ben Kitay

You probably like your main soft drink company rep. He or she is probably a good person. You are probably not inclined to challenge him or her in any significant way. Your companies are partnered, after all. You’re in a...

Read Full Post

06.14.2019

Top Three Takeaways from the 2019 National Restaurant Association Show

By Jackie Barnes

The annual National Restaurant Association (“NRA”) show in Chicago is the premier foodservice conference. With nearly 45,000 attendees and over 2,300 exhibitors, this is a “must attend” event for restaurant operators. Seeing everything at the NRA show is almost impossible,...

Read Full Post

02.14.2019

What Happens When You Change Cola Suppliers?

By Ben Kitay

For over 30 years, I’ve watched people agonize over whether or not to switch their beverage supplier.  About half of that time, I was on the beverage company side, trying to convince restaurant operators to stay with or switch to...

Read Full Post

11.9.2018

Five Ideas to Drive Beverage Profits in 2019

By Ben Kitay

As a beverage retailer or foodservice operator, you are always looking for ways to increase profit from the sale of drinks. Here’s a quick summary of five ways you can pump up your beverage profits and delight your customers in...

Read Full Post

11.1.2018

Should Your Next Beverage Contract Have a Section on Delivery Strategies?

By Tim Richardson

Beverage Contracts are Constantly Evolving. Is it Time to Add Specific Terms Related to Delivery? Most Pouring Rights Agreements (PRAs) are silent on the subject of delivery strategies. That may change over the next 5-10 years, and it may make...

Read Full Post

09.26.2018

Coke Now Owns a QSR. Are You Funding Your Competitor?

By Ben Kitay

Pepsi Once Owned QSR's. It Didn't Go Well There was a time, not too long ago, when Pepsi lost a significant share of their restaurant customers because of one fact—they competed with their customers.  When Pepsi owned Taco Bell, Pizza...

Read Full Post

09.5.2018

Webinar: Top 8 Mistakes to Avoid When Negotiating Beverage Contracts

By Tim Harms

Are you prepared for your next negotiation with Coke and Pepsi? Do you know if you are setting up your beverage negotiation for success? In our recent webinar, "The Top 8 Mistakes to Avoid When Negotiating Beverage Contracts," Ben Kitay, our foodservice practice leader,...

Read Full Post

07.13.2018

We Can’t Drink Juice Now?!

By Tim Richardson

In case you missed this recent New York Times opinion piece published by three accomplished pediatricians, let me summarize it for you: Don't drink fruit juice and don't let your kids drink it, either. What?! That's right. Just don't drink...

Read Full Post

06.19.2018

When Is the Right Time to Start the Beverage Contract Process?

By Ben Kitay

My clients and my prospective clients often ask me, “How far in advance of the expiration date should I start thinking about the contract?” The right answer is “now”. If Your Contract Will Soon Expire: For a contract that will...

Read Full Post
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We Don't Want Your Money

We want to dramatically increase how much money you make - or save - with respect to beverages. And then we want to take a small percentage of that new money that we earned for you. That’s our pay-for-performance model. It ensures that our incentives are aligned. It's why our clients think of us as a true strategic business partner and not just a vendor.

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We Don't Want Your Money

We want to dramatically increase how much money you make - or save - with respect to beverages. And then we want to take a small percentage of that new money that we earned for you. That’s our pay-for-performance model. It ensures that our incentives are aligned. It's why our clients think of us as a true strategic business partner and not just a vendor.

Let's Start a Conversation