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Thought Leadership

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.

Critical Strategic Issue: Brand Share Evolution

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...

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Independent Restaurants on a Bumpy Road

by Bill Caskey | Barry Friends | Bob Goldin January 11, 2018   For the past several years, independent restaurants have enjoyed considerable and hard- earned success and gained share. Many factors contributed to their growth: creativity, clever marketing,...

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GPO Space Undergoing Major Consolidation

by Gary Karp October 18, 2017   Adding previous acquisitions HPSI and IPS Rebates with newly acquired Avendra raises Aramark’s GPO purchases to approximately $7-8 billion. However, while that $7-8 billion still trails Sodexo’s Entegra business unit (with...

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