Being agile and having a flexible and varied menu can help your business in the event of supply chain issues.

According to the ONS, just over 20% of foodservice operators have already had issues with getting goods or services delivered, and that’s even before we hit the busiest time of the year.

With Christmas fast approaching there are a number of steps that businesses can take to minimise risk and impact from unexpected shortages.

  1. Communicate with your suppliers regularly, have understanding and ask them to be open with you about potential product shortages that might affect you. This will give you more time to plan alternatives if required.
  2. Digitise your menus with IndiCater. This will allow you to review and simplify your recipes allowing you to be flexible if you need to replace an ingredient at short notice.
  3. Think local, think sustainable. With over 1500 suppliers in the IndiCater e-procurement platform finding alternative products is easy and could actually save you money.

Whatever problems may be on the horizon IndiCater has your back and can help give you a stress-free Christmas period.