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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 | Bob Goldin February 1, 2021 Foodservice distribution “old-timers” may recall the shivers they felt when Walmart acquired the McLane Company back in 1990, and their eventual relief when Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway bought the...read more
By: Bob Goldin | Barry Friends November 8, 2020 On the heels of a brutal, pandemic-induced second quarter that resulted in an average organic case volume decline of 38.8%, the “Big 3” foodservice distributors reported improved results for the most...read more
By: Rick Abraham | Rob Veidenheimer September 23, 2020 Driven by dramatic declines in the foodservice channel due to the COVID-19 crisis, the total food industry is projected to contract approximately $200 billion in 2020 as retail channel strength will...read more
By: Bob Goldin | Barry Friends August 17, 2020 The latest quarterly results from the Big 3 foodservice distributors (Performance Food Group, Sysco and US Foods) provide ample evidence of the hugely adverse impact the Covid-19 pandemic is having on the...read more
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