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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: Barry Friends | Gary Karp July 27, 2020 Covid-19 sparked a massive food purchase channel shift from restaurants to retail, one which may take years to unravel, if ever. By “if ever,” we mean that while the calories consumers historically...read more
By: Bob Goldin | Barry Friends July 15, 2020 As we are painfully aware, the pandemic has – and continues – to have a hugely adverse impact on foodservice. We forecast industry sales will be down 30 – 35% this year and believe a recovery to...read more
By: Barry Friends | Bob Goldin June 17, 2020 The foodservice value stream includes a long-established and minimally discussed class of distributors specializing in restaurant chains, known as “Systems” or “Customized” distributors (in the 1980’s...read more
By: Bob Goldin | John Geocaris* June 4, 2020 For the past five years, small and micro-sized food and beverage companies¹ have grown 2.5 times faster than larger companies². They have effectively capitalized on key consumer trends (such as simple and...read more
By: Barry Friends | Gary Karp May 28, 2020 There are many projections of what the size and structure of the foodservice industry will be as we emerge from the March-April-May restrictions and how long it will take for foodservice to establish new sales...read more
By: Bob Goldin | Barry Friends May 8, 2020 The Covid-19 pandemic caused a dramatic slowdown (and in some segments, a near or total cessation) of virtually all foodservice activity during the last few weeks in March for industry participants of all types...read more