Smart Business Columbus, a business publication in Columbus, Ohio, recently ran an article on how Ralph Sanese Jr. used consultants to improve the profitability of Sanese Services Inc., a full line vending/foodservice company. Sanese notes consultants helped him reduce product costs and get delivery routes and labor costs more in line. For the full story, click here.
Editor’s Insight: This is an excellent article that gives insight into the challenges of maintaining profitability in today’s vending business. Ralph Sanese, Jr. is very open about his struggles to improve the company’s profits in the face of a changing customer and a recession.
There are important lessons in this article for all vending operators.
One lesson is that vending operators should utilize outside business expertise. Another lesson is that success doesn’t come easy when attempting to change the business for the better; setbacks should be expected but should not discourage continuous efforts. 06-01-12 By Elliot Maras