What makes-up the core of the American gourmet marketing business reflects various traditional European foods. Kudler Fine Foods excels in this burgeoning scene of artisans. Kudler Fine Foods' great cheeses, meats, condiments, bakery, produce, dairy and other goods (offered) impact American food traditions, and the entire gourmet food industry. Whether one's menu calls for fresh, sun-washed Greek food, France's enticing herbaceous and floral goat cheeses, the white truffles of Italy or Spanish arbequina olives or locally grown organic produce, Kudler Fine Foods brings gourmet cuisine to a market beguiled with their flavor, versatility and texture. Since President Kathy Kudler's customers frequently demand the latest item on the market, she identifies new products quickly for her stores. Lately, customer requests for organic produce have not fallen on deaf ears.
[...] Basic core beliefs that include honesty, sincerity and openness build loyal relations with not only her customers, but newly contracted organic produce farmers. This increases profits. Maintaining an efficacious leadership style with local growers directs, excites and asserts all endeavors. It nurtures the recipe to repeat Kudler Fine Foods' previous formula for prosperity. Kathy Kudler recognizes sustainable contracts with local organic produce growers speak not just about organic farming: but more about establishing a community around the food. References Chase, Jacobs, & Aguilano. (2005). Operations Management for Competitive [...]
[...] Periodically, Kudler Fine Foods management visits contracted farms for total organic and quality control compliance. Kudler requires a pre-shipment sample for analysis before any organic produce enters their buildings. Also, daily Kudler's team of quality control checks the produce regularly. Rigid pest-control procedures in the Kudler warehouse fight unwanted pestilence. Humidity and temperatures control keep the produce vibrant at suitable levels A high-level of traceability helps maintain, supply management and quality control. Kulder's ability to trace the history and location of locally grown organic produce solidifies their quality control efforts. [...]
[...] Locally produced organic produce growers accommodate retailers like Kudler Fine Foods by easing concerns over central contract issues—namely the certainty of a consistent quality product. In addition, some products contracted by Kudler require post- harvest specialized processing (fruits/vegetables needing quick cooling). Contracting with organic produce growers alleviates another primary concern of Kudler Fine Foods: organic produce locally grown in season often times sells at a cheaper price than produce shipped by conventional means. Even more expensive organically grown produce sells: Kudler and similar stores buy it realizing its freshness; and knowing customers will purchase it. [...]
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