Foodbuy: Keeping your supply chain COVID-SECURE

As the battle with COVID-19 continues, Care Home Groups across the country are striving to keep residents stimulated and fulfilled whilst ensuring the food they serve is as tasty and nutritious as ever.

At Foodbuy, we already work with the widest range of care home groups, both large, medium and small, including some of our longest serving clients like Royal British Legion and Sisters of Nazareth. We ensure that even in the most testing times their supply chains flow freely and remain uncompromised.

We are acutely aware of the challenges you might be facing as a result of Covid-19, so let us show you how we can we tighten your current operation and mitigate the potential challenges that lie ahead:

The robustness of our supply chain

Working collaboratively with our clients to ensure a streamlined supply chain experience, free of shortages and with no hidden ingredients, is our business. With the added benefit of Epsys – our market leading eProcurement and Procure to Pay system – tools such as menu management helps create robust supply chains that are strong enough to cope with the complexities of pandemic. It also helps to future proof your business ahead of any other challenges that might arise.

Our market-leading services, equipment and supplies programme 

We know government support will go some way to helping your personal protective equipment (PPE) challenges this winter, but we also know your supply requirements don’t stop at just PPE. We can provide your business with access to everything from core food items such as pasta and bread, all the way through to non-food items like gloves, chemicals, pest control and janitorial products. This means you have one partner for all your procurement needs, taking the headache away and allowing you to focus on your staff and residents.

Industry leading authenticity assurances

Specialising in product and supply chain traceability, we work with Oritain to scientifically verify the origin of our produce. Oritain audit our suppliers of red meat, fish and seafood by carrying out independent and trusted, scientific product analysis to determine the source and quality of products before we acquire them. It means we can provide that extra level of innovation and reassurance to clients that they are receiving the very best quality products.

Embracing local and smaller businesses

Supporting local, now more than ever, is vital to the future of our economy. Across our business we work with over 600 small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and local suppliers, as well as 20+ different social enterprises. To do this we partner with national wholesalers, leveraging our scale and purchasing power to open up new routes to market and opportunities for SMEs. We’re also passionate about supporting growers, farmers and manufacturers, contracting directly with them to give our clients greater transparency and visibility of their supply chain from farm to fork. What’s better, our system – Epsys – provides a bird’s eye view of allergens, nutritional values, certifications and much more all at the click of a button.

Deep channel expertise 

We’re proud to be supporting healthcare businesses of all sizes through these turbulent times, including our work with NHS Trusts via our contract with NHS Supply Chain. It’s exactly this knowledge and expertise that helps us to stay ahead of the curve and mitigate any potential challenges.

We understand this is a fast and ever-evolving situation, but we’re here to help. So, if you’d like some expert support firming up your supply chain, giving your business greater control and navigating the unknown, start your Foodbuy journey today by connecting with Charlie Hudson on LinkedIn or contacting us here!