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THE BUYING-LOCAL
ADVANTAGE
Like all operators, Pot O' Gold has
been impacted by supply chain
issues and shipping delays. But,
thankfully, with Seattle being the
coffee capital of America, sourcing
locally roasted coffee is not only
what most customers want, but it
has not been a problem logistically.
" We try to carry mostly Seattlebased
roasters, " Jones said. " I haven't
run into issues with these local
roasters because our office is so close
to them, and I also don't mind just
driving to their location to pick up
product if we are in a pinch. "
Procuring coffee and other
products that are not directly sourced
from the manufacturer has posed
greater challenges.
" For example, when I need to
get coffee through a third-party
shipper, I am having a hard time
getting the product in time, " Jones
said. " Same goes for the powdered
product for our bean-to-cup brewers.
We are also experiencing issues
with manufacturing and shipping
delays on coffee equipment,
especially bean-to-cup equipment
manufactured outside of the country.
We have been trying to stockpile
the bean-to-cup brewers and
parts so we're ready to go when the
larger accounts come back. "
Likewise, it's become unpredictable
whether many snacks and soft
drinks are available from week to
week. It's become the new norm for
Pot O' Gold to let customers know
their options to substitute similar
products when their first choice is
not available.
PRICING PRESSURES
Increased costs across the supply
chain are another headwind on the
road to recovery that all operators are
facing. Coffee prices are at the highest
they've been in 10 years.
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February-March 2022

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of February-March 2022

Editor’s Note
Industry News
OCS Update
BostonbeaN’s Ace on the Road
From 3G to 4G to 5G and Beyond
Weekly Reporting
Pantry Service 2022
Uncompromising Service Accelerates Pot O’ Gold’s Rebound
Classifieds
Social Hubs
February-March 2022 - PCOV1
February-March 2022 - PCOV2
February-March 2022 - 1
February-March 2022 - 2
February-March 2022 - 3
February-March 2022 - 4
February-March 2022 - 5
February-March 2022 - Editor’s Note
February-March 2022 - 7
February-March 2022 - Industry News
February-March 2022 - 9
February-March 2022 - 10
February-March 2022 - 11
February-March 2022 - OCS Update
February-March 2022 - 13
February-March 2022 - 14
February-March 2022 - 15
February-March 2022 - BostonbeaN’s Ace on the Road
February-March 2022 - 17
February-March 2022 - 18
February-March 2022 - 19
February-March 2022 - From 3G to 4G to 5G and Beyond
February-March 2022 - 21
February-March 2022 - Weekly Reporting
February-March 2022 - 23
February-March 2022 - 24
February-March 2022 - 25
February-March 2022 - Pantry Service 2022
February-March 2022 - Mondelez1
February-March 2022 - Mondelez2
February-March 2022 - Mondelez3
February-March 2022 - Mondelez4
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February-March 2022 - Uncompromising Service Accelerates Pot O’ Gold’s Rebound
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