With increasing demands on budgets, along with escalating food prices, the need to obtain the best value is more pressing than ever. We would suggest, initially, that we undertake a benchmarking exercise for you at no cost, in total confidence, and with no obligation. That exercise will identify any savings potential, and suggest if there is merit in looking at matters in more detail.
You may have a number of questions, before or after a benchmark. Some of the more frequently asked questions are set out below, and we would be pleased to answer any other questions that you might have.
Currently, we use a number of local suppliers, which we would like to keep using. If we join CaterBuy, how does that affect our dealings with those other suppliers?
As a Member of CaterBuy, as well as your choice of CaterBuy suppliers and your choice of the products they offer at special prices, you have total freedom to use any other suppliers whenever you choose, for whatever reason.
We currently use another purchasing group, could CaterBuy still offer a saving opportunity for us?
Other purchasing groups have different business arrangements with suppliers, and different pricing terms for their clients, so CaterBuy could indeed offer potential savings. A benchmarking exercise could be helpful – without charge and with no obligation – in that it would confirm the value that you currently receive.
If CaterBuy charges no fees to their Members, how does the business earn an income?
The suppliers pay a small commission, based on the total turnover of the group, directly to CaterBuy.