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The Pentallect partners’ personal executive experience coupled with their reputation as provocative and outside-the-box thought leaders have made their pragmatic advice, opinions and insights some of the most sought after in the food industry. The Pentallect team is honored to be regularly quoted in national and leading industry publications.
by Gary Karp | Barry Friends September 19, 2018 In the Pentallect POV published March 9, 2017, we highlighted the initiation of a foodservice Distributor GPO (DGPO) being started by UniPro, Unity Advantage Group, to enable their distributor members to better compete...read more
by Bob Goldin | Barry Friends August 27, 2018 Performance Food Group, Sysco, and US Foods recently reported second quarter results, and all three showed progress against one of their key strategic initiatives, namely growth in “local” or, as some refer to it,...read more
by Gary Karp | August 8, 2018 In the Pentallect POV published October 18, 2017, we highlighted the purchase of Avendra by Aramark. In that POV we mentioned many of the large foodservice GPOs and estimated Foodbuy GPO managed spend at approximately $20-22 billion,...read more
by Bob Goldin | Rob Veidenheimer July 2, 2018 Pentallect has thoroughly analyzed the recent sales and profit performance of over 50 publicly traded food companies that operate in all major industry channels – food and beverage manufacturers, alcoholic...read more
by Barry Friends | Bob Goldin May 14, 2018 As residents of cold weather climates (Chicago and Minneapolis), the writers are all too aware of the dampening effects adverse winter weather can have on consumer behavior and of the mobility restrictions it...read more
by Gary Karp April 30, 2018 Recently, several articles have been published that indicate a renewed momentum in food retailing toward private label share growth. Generally speaking, whether in retail or foodservice, growth in brand share itself is an...read more