Market Update— Sept 2nd to Sept 14th, 2018

At  ChefHero we’re all about sharing the great insights we come across on a weekly basis.

Employee uniforms are in. Selecting the right location for your restaurant. Inclusive job postings.  Check out this week’s roundup of the best stories we found to keep you aware, informed and successful, or read on first for the latest produce market pricing news.

Produce Report

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                   Product of the Week

 

                                ⇣ 14%

This week red pepper prices fell across all our suppliers due to an overlap in supply from domestic and international suppliers. Take advantage of the price drop! 

Pricing trends are an aggregate of all our vendors.

What information are we basing this report on? Our team is always in contact with our network, from our dedicated suppliers, to our own reps with their ears on the street. 

 

Weekly Savings 

 
Celery
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⇣ 11%

Broccoli Crowns
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⇣ 10%

Jumbo Carrots
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⇣ 9%

 

Pricing Alerts

 
Strawberries
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⇡ 29%

 

Tomatoes
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⇡ 26%

Green Zucchini
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⇡ 15%

 

What's in Season Right Now? 

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Market Updates, News, and Trends

 

1) Employee Uniforms are the New "Black"

Employee uniforms make a big first impression in the eyes of the customers.

From building team spirit to boosting your brands identity, employee uniforms can have a massive impact on your customer's experience, and ultimately your brand. A recent Restobiz article outlines 5 ways that employee uniforms can benefit your business, from how smoothly it runs to how it's perceived. 

 

2) Location, Location, Location!

These are the three most important parts of real estate, as the old saying goes. 

What criteria are you using to pick the right location for your restaurant? How are you breaking down your budget to allocate an appropriate amount to your rent? 

In a recent article on the ChefHero blog, we walk you through key considerations when picking a restaurant location, how to create a space that aligns with your brand and identity, and how to handle situations such as moves. 

 

3)  Yesterday's HR Habits Won't Work Tomorrow

Is your job posting inclusive? 

It's important to ensure that it is, because inclusivity prevents you from breaking human rights laws, as well as excluding good candidates who would otherwise not consider the posting. 

RestaurantsCanada outlines how to create inclusive job postings. From the language you should be using to ensuring that you're not excluding great candidates from your search. Take a look at the article to make sure you never think about "the one that got away". 

 

Check back in two weeks for another update!

Brody Slacer
Brody Slacer
Head of Vendor Success
ChefHero