BUSINESS SOLUTIONS TO HELP YOU STAY AHEAD

Ideas and Services that work for you

Do you know about the latest merchandising trends? Are you growing your business with new and repeat customers? We know that keeping abreast of current marketing trends and staying ahead of the competition is a tough full-time job.

At Totem Food Products, our knowledgeable professionals can help you define your needs, and develop effective solutions to improve sales and grow your business. Ask us about the many resources we provide to help you stay ahead of the pack and remain competitive.

DIRECT STORE DELIVERY

Full Service to maximize your store potential

Totem does more than deliver world-class products.  We provide full-service Direct Store Delivery to help you maximize your sales and profits.

Totem’s full-service Direct Store Delivery (DSD) is designed to allow us to do all the work of merchandising for you.  We will make product recommendations, write the order, deliver and stock the product, mark your selected price, and set-up appealing displays.  Our suite of value-added services will help you grow sales, control costs, utilize staff more efficiently, and increase your sales and profits.

Totem’s friendly professionals are committed to maximizing your store potential.

  • Reliable scheduled service
  • Industry knowledge for best product selection
  • Appealing displays
  • Product layout optimized for maximum sales
  • Product rotation to ensure freshness
  • Immediate credit issued for non-saleable
  • Category management
  • Computer generated invoicing
  • Many items sold as “individuals” instead of cases

At Totem Food Products, it is our goal to make your food service business thrive. We want you to be successful and profitable. Contact us to help you improve your operation.

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CATEGORY MANAGEMENT

Achieve your merchandising goals

Category management is a merchandising strategy that uses a systematic, disciplined approach to managing product categories.  Totem’s Category Management objective is to help you manage each product category as its own business unit to ensure you have the right mix of products, in the right place, at the right time.

Our dedicated product consultants specialize in analyzing the best approach to your unique merchandising needs. Using our vast knowledge of consumer trends and popular new products, along with industry best practices, we continually develop innovative Category Management options to optimize your store’s sales and profits.

The Totem sales team partners with each customer to detail needs, implement solutions, and add value by:

  • Offering a wide selection of categories
  • Merchandising each store to fit shoppers’ unique demographics and preferences
  • Implementing schematics to organize merchandise
  • Tracking inventory turns to determine best product selection
  • Placing the right mix of products in the right place for optimum sales
  • Displaying merchandise to entice shoppers to buy
  • Reviewing data to determine best tactics for increased sales and margins

The Totem team knows what sells and where it sells.  We are Category Management specialists with the skills and experience to help you achieve your merchandising and profit goals.

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COMPUTER INVOICING

Save time with technology

We know delivery in the snack food business requires the ability to service in quick turnaround times. We understand you don’t have time to wait. That is why Totem Food Products uses modern handheld computer Point of Sale (POS) systems to better serve you.  We generate invoices on-site at your store. If there are any credits, they are given instantly and shown as a deduction on your invoice.

Our computerized system gives us immediate access to up-to-date order and customer information, and combines order processing, delivery, off-truck sales, invoice management and comprehensive settlement capabilities to streamline daily delivery activities and help improve our customer satisfaction.

DISPLAY FIXTURES

Attract more attention

Attractive merchandising entices customers to buy.  Ask us about our variety of attractive and space-efficient display racks, counter fixtures, and food service equipment available for effective product presentation.  They are perfect for snack foods, beverage bottle displays, candy racks, hot foods, and more.

  • Display Racks
  • Counter Displays
  • Wire Fixtures
  • Cheese & Chip Warmers
  • Super Pretzels Displays
  • Bun Warmers
  • Clip Strips
  • Refrigerators
  • Hot Dog Rotisserie
  • Nut Bars

We not only stock your displays, we arrange them to be appealing, and make sure they are clean.

Counter displays are a proven way to display your products.  Contact one of our specialists.  They will help you choose from our wide selection of snack food fixtures, so that you are sure to get the in-store look you need.

 

STOCK MANAGEMENT

Success through Inventory Control

Stock Management, also known as Inventory Control, is a key aspect of every successful snack food retail business.  Effective stock control is essential. Finding the right mix of products to sell, knowing when to sell, replenish and rotate them, and not to be left with merchandise that will eat away at your profit is a major challenge.  It’s incredibly hard to accomplish day to day tasks while finding time to understand and act on market trends and forces that involve your inventory.

You can achieve effective inventory control with Stock Management expertise offered by Totem Food Products. We provide all of the knowledge and labor necessary to have the right product in the right place at the right time.  Our exclusive combination of Stock Management Services helps you grow sales and increase profit margins

Totem Food Products has been meeting the demands of modern retailers since 1961, combining best of class merchandise, with versatile reporting and comprehensive Stock Management methods.  We are experts at gauging the success of particular categories, seasonal trends and popular product lines that support your unique growth and profit objectives.

Our goal is to help your business thrive by providing ongoing business counsel and personal Stock Management services:

  • Evaluate inventory and replenish with the correct level of stock
  • Use statistical methods to determine the optimum product mix
  • Rotate inventory to protect quality and freshness
  • Provide accurate and timely reports
  • Recommend new types of hot selling products
  • Organize merchandise to maximize sales
  • Attach price stickers to each product with your requested profit margin

We are confident that our full service Stock Management Program will bring you a higher profit, compared to a warehouse drop-ship supplier.  Contact us to compare.

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GEOGRAPHIC SERVICE AREA

Serving Western Washington and all of Puget Sound

Totem Food Products services stores in nearly all of Western Washington towns and cities from Bellingham south to Centralia and Chehalis, and most towns west of the Cascade Mountains.

If the location of your store is not shown on our map, please contact us. . . if we do not already go there, we may be able to extend our service coverage to include your area, or we can drop-ship product to your store via UPS.

Whether you operate a convenience or grocery store, restaurant or non-profit, contact us to discuss how we can increase your snack food business profits.

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MARKETS WE SERVE

Delivering freshness everywhere

Our customers can be found everywhere you see snack foods.  From small to medium sized grocery stores to hospitals and schools, Totem delivers fresh snack food products and services throughout Western Washington.

Customer types we serve:  

Businesses

  • Athletic club
  • Bakery
  • Convenience store
  • Day care
  • Drug Store
  • Grocery Store
  • Hardware Store
  • Hospital
  • Hotel & Motel
  • Meat Market
  • Nursing home
  • Resort
  • Vending

Government

  • Government offices
  • Jails & Prisons
  • Military
  • Public Schools
  • Universities & Colleges

Restaurants

  • Bar & Taverns
  • Bowling Alley
  • Cafeteria
  • Caterers
  • Clubs
  • Delicatessen
  • Espresso Stand
  • Golf Course
  • Snack Bar
  • Stadium
  • Theme Park
  • Truck Stop

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Non-Profit

  • Churches
  • Colleges
  • Fraternity & Sorority
  • Fundraising
  • Schools
  • Social clubs

Contact a Totem Food Products specialist to help your food service operation be more competitive, profitable, and successful.