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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: Bob Goldin | Barry Friends May 14, 2019 Against the backdrop of sluggish foodservice industry performance, rising labor and freight costs and a brutally cold winter in many parts of the country, the Big 3 publicly traded distributors (Sysco, US...read more
by: Rick Abraham April 8, 2019 Remember not too long ago when foodservice manufacturers sold a wide variety of mostly undifferentiated products to a base of mostly similar operator customers through a mostly analogous group of broker/agencies and...read more
by: Bob Goldin February 22, 2019 On February 21st, Kraft Heinz announced a profit decline, a 36% dividend cut, an SEC investigation of its accounting practices, margin contraction, lower realized prices, cost headwinds, potential asset sales, a...read more
by: Barry Friends | Bob Goldin | Bob Planck* February 19, 2019 Market-leading growth in high-margin independent case volume and private brands continues to be a major catalyst for improved year-over-year performance by the three largest...read more
by: Bob Goldin | Barry Friends February 4, 2019 We have the utmost respect for Amazon.com (Amazon). Perhaps more than any company in the recent past, it has and is fundamentally reshaping how business is conducted. No one can ignore their...read more
by: Bob Goldin | Gary Karp | Rob Veidenheimer | Barry Friends January 11, 2019 Labor shortages are widespread and growing in severity. They are causing major disruptions to business efficiency and costs to rise, in some cases fairly...read more