A common dilemma some of our customers face is deciding whether they should buy individual spices and ingredients from us, or a complete blend. It might be a tough choice for some because they’ve always ordered individual ingredients, while for others, it might not even occur to them that it would be a lot easier to buy complete blends. To us, the choice seems simple: purchasing complete blends saves you time, money and a whole lot of hassle. Here’s a look at some of the reasons why blends make more sense.
Labor: As we wrote about in a recent blog, companies have been struggling to find and retain employees, resulting in higher wages and more incentives. This has impacted the food industry; a recent Dairy Foods Magazine poll revealed that 77% of respondents reported their company as struggling to find employees, retain employees, or both. Save yourself the time, trouble and cost of finding employees to manage and blend individual ingredients.
Quality: With buying blends, you can ensure more consistent and accurate quality control. Individual ingredients leave too much room for variation, and there’s an increased risk of error when measuring out ingredients. Keep things consistent with blends.
Time: Blends help save time across the board. It takes less time to order one ingredient than multiple ingredients, less time dedicated to inventory management is required, and you don’t need to worry about the time it takes to measure out ingredients and blend them in-house.
The benefits of ordering blends don’t stop there. Blends also reduce waste, save space, free up resources, and reduce ingredient delays. Even a “simple” seasoning like lemon pepper consists of at least 12 individual ingredients. Why have those taking up space in your warehouse when you could just have one complete blend? To read our complete list of the advantages of buying complete seasoning blends, click here.
Switching to blends allows you to capitalize on our expertise – and save in the process. Our customers have saved up to 15% by switching to blends. Contact us for a customized estimate to see how much you can save.