Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 110

r

RESTAURANTS

Le Duff America Inc.

>> Supply chain synergies have helped Le Duff America maintain its strength in the market. When it adopted single suppliers
for some categories, the company made sure suppliers were distribution-friendly and met its strict specifications.

which included being part of Bruegger's
before Le Duff America acquired it in
2011. "Previously, [I] worked with multiple companies to synergize [them]."

Steps Forward

chicken with hand-cut frites, mimosas
and an indulgent breakfast offering.
Berkman's role as chief supply chain
officer began in 2011 with the goal of
implementing synergies across the supply base of multiple brands.
"The supply chain synergies were
and are viewed as a key component of
the power of Le Duff America. Berkman notes that he was asked to lead that
initiative due to his industry experience,

110

During the five-year process, Le Duff
America selected representatives for
each brand who report directly to Berkman. "They have the same primary responsibility, which is to directly support
the brands' needs from a supply chain
perspective," he says.
"At the same time, we created category managers that would be responsible for categories across the brands,
based on people's levels of expertise,"
he says. These include protein, dairy
products, packaging and beverages etc.
"They directly support a brand 80 to
90 percent of their time," he says. "But as
well, they're going to be a manager for a
specific category. They're going to manage the RFP process for that category."

food & drink international * winter 2016 volume 1 * www.fooddrink-magazine.com

One of Le Duff America's supply
chain successes was when it moved
Bruegger's, la Madeleine and Mimi's all
to the same cheese supplier. Previously, "We had three different providers of
cheese," Berkman recalls.
When Le Duff America picked a single supplier, it made sure that it was
"distribution-friendly."
"They have to be able to get into every one of our caf├ęs via our distribution
network. It's very difficult when you
have a supplier that is not able to get to
every distributor," he says.
Le Duff America also picked a supplier that met the specs of each brand,
Berkman adds. "We didn't get into the
situation where we have the same slice
weight per cheese or the same feather
cut grade of shredded product," he says.
"The spec is not forced upon the
brand," he says, noting that Le Duff
America makes sure to have the brand's
approval when it makes a decision.


http://www.fooddrink-magazine.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1

Contents
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - Cover1
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - Cover2
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 1
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - Contents
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 3
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 4
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 5
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 6
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 7
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 8
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 9
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 10
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 11
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 12
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 13
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 14
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 15
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 16
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 17
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 18
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 19
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 20
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 21
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 22
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 23
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 24
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 25
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 26
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 27
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 28
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 29
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 30
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 31
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 32
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 33
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 34
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 35
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 36
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 37
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 38
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 39
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 40
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 41
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 42
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 43
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 44
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 45
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 46
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 47
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 48
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 49
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 50
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 51
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 52
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 53
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 54
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 55
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 56
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 57
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 58
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 59
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 60
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 61
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 62
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 63
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 64
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 65
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 66
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 67
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 68
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 69
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 70
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 71
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 72
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 73
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 74
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 75
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 76
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 77
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 78
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 79
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 80
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 81
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 82
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 83
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 84
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 85
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 86
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 87
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 88
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 89
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 90
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 91
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 92
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 93
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 94
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 95
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 96
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 97
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 98
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 99
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 100
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 101
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 102
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 103
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 104
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 105
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 106
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 107
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 108
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 109
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 110
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 111
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 112
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 113
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 114
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 115
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 116
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 117
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 118
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 119
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 120
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 121
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 122
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 123
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 124
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 125
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 126
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 127
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 128
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 129
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 130
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 131
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 132
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 133
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 134
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 135
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 136
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 137
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 138
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 139
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 140
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 141
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 142
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 143
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 144
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 145
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 146
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 147
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 148
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 149
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 150
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 151
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 152
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 153
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 154
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 155
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 156
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 157
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 158
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 159
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 160
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 161
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 162
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 163
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 164
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 165
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 166
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 167
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 168
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - Cover3
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - Cover4
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_vol19_issue4b
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_vol19_issue4a
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_vol19_issue3
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_vol19_issue3b
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_vol19_issue3A
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_vol19_issue2
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_vol19_issue2b
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_vol19_issue2a
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_vol19_issue1
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_vol19_issue1a
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/youngsmarketco
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_vol18_issue4
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_vol18_issue3
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_vol18_issue2_2
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_vol18_issue2
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_vol18_issue1
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_2017winter_v2
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_2017winter
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_2017fall
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_2017summer
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_2017springvol2
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_2017springvol1
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_2016wintervol2
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_2016wintervol1
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_2016fall
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_2016summer
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2016spring
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2015winter
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2015fall
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2015summer2
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2015summer
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2015spring
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2014winter
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2014fall
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2014summer
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2014spring
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2013winter
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2013fall
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2013summer
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2013spring
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2012fallwinter
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2012summer
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2012spring
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2012winter
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2011fall
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/fd_20110708
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/fd_20110506
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/fd_2011summer
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/fd_2011spring
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/fd_2010winter
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/fd_2010fall
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/fd_2010summer
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/fd_2010springsummer
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/fd_2010spring
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/fd_2010winterspring
http://www.nxtbookMEDIA.com