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We at BlueCart are proud to announce the release of The BlueCart Report, a one-of-a kind report giving insights into the what, when, and why of purchasing patterns between restaurants and suppliers! The report is available for download here.

The data in this report is comprised of purchasing data from BlueCart’s users with some analysis of larger trends in the industry. We cover a variety of sectors in the hospitality industry including meats, seafood, alcohol, non-alcoholic beverages, produce, bakery, and paper goods.

Sneak Peak

There are a number of possible trends readers can glimpse from this report. Possible emerging trends include farmed salmon and shrimp demand rising, decreased sales in alternative cuts of chicken, and products that allow an “on-the-go” lifestyle surging in popularity

This is our first effort to pull in user data from different hospitality sectors to provide our audience with a competitive advantage. Based on our data, we’ve noticed the following changes in sales over the last 2 years:

  1. Increase in seafood sales by 401%
  2. Increase in bakery sales by 437%
  3. Increase in non-alcoholic beverages sales by 249%
  4. Decrease in produce sales by 41%

And much, much more.

The BlueCart Report outlines key trends, risks, and opportunities within the hospitality industry. The goal of this report is to provide operators and distributors a top-down look at the market landscape, motivating operators and distributors to make better decisions and successfully grow their business.

David Barber of Blue Hill Farms commented, “BlueCart’s insight into consumer trends is unique. Over time, the data will help suppliers be more proactive and better equip restaurants to delight customers.”

BlueCart invites restaurants and suppliers who are not using the BlueCart platform to share the report and provide feedback. BlueCart is interested in learning about your own food and beverage buying behavior and how it aligns with the data from BlueCart’s customer base.  BlueCart welcomes commentary and continued conversation on this matter.

Our data, your solutions. You can download The BlueCart Report for free right here.

All data presented in this report was gathered through the BlueCart platform, the hospitality industry’s premier wholesale procurement software. Serving both restaurants and suppliers, BlueCart helps streamline purchasing, reduce labor costs, and increase sustainable profitability.

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