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Hot off the press! FPI debuts new Strategic Sourcing Guide

Looking to source new foodservice packaging? I bet youre headed to the NRA Show later this week, along with the other 45,000 expected attendees. Thats certainly a great place to start, given that by my count, there will be more than 100 foodservice packaging suppliers exhibiting at the show (many of them FPI members!).

When you get home and get serious about purchasing some new packaging, I hope youll check out FPIs new Strategic Sourcing Guide, which we debuted just last week.

Aimed at foodservice operators, the guide

        provides direction on where to source foodservice packaging;

        outlines many of the details operators should provide to potential packaging suppliers when considering new packaging;

        lists questions operators should consider asking their potential packaging suppliers; and

        offers up FPI as a resource (of course).

Much of the information is presented as a sample request for proposal (RFP) that operators can easily fill out and hand to potential suppliers, or use as a reference when developing their own RFP.

The content of the guide is not new FPI has shared much of this information in a variety of forms (other publications, webinars, blog posts, etc.) over the years. But, gathering all of it together in this new guide will hopefully be useful for everyone throughout the supply chain.

Many thanks to the FPI members who provided input into the creation of this new resource!

The Strategic Sourcing Guide is available on FPIs website at


Posted By Lynn M. Dyer (President) | 5/12/2015 10:48:05 AM