News for the Hospitality Executive
TX (January 13, 2010) - Hotel industry executives with decades of
knowledge, experience and contacts are finding new opportunities in
"virtual corporate office" to hotel owners and management companies.
Mike and Shannon Green founded The Green Team based in Nashville TN to
hospitality services to clients across the country.
Dieter Kadoke and Frank Dameron formed PointSource Services, LLC headquartered in Dallas TX, to provide foodservice consulting and purchasing resources for profit enhancement to the industry on a scale the smaller operator may not reach alone. Together The Green Team and PointSource Services LLC have formed the foundation of a virtual corporate office for the hotel industry including services from revenue generation to "turnkey" renovation support.
"In purchasing, the numbers tell the story the independent hotel or small management company needs to hear," said Dieter Kadoke, President of Point Source Services, LLC. "In food and beverage, the price markups can range from 12 to 22 percent, based on volumes. For our average hotel or restaurant the straight markup is 8 percent. We have agreements with 80 top quality brands, including Sysco, Heinz, General Mills, Smuckers Hormel, Sara Lee and McCormick Spices; and in addition to competitive pricing and incentives, all the allowances go straight back to the customer."
"Our clients rely on us for one-stop shopping," said Mike Green, president & ceo of The Green Team. "As clichéd as that sounds, the truth is that we are in business to provide answers to the owner/operator. He picks up the phone, calls us, and we apply the appropriate resources, like PointSource Services."
The one-stop theme does not end with the phone call. In the case of PointSource, a purchasing agreement can mean one truck instead of forty and one invoice instead of dozens, freeing up both the loading dock and the controller for greater efficiencies. At the same time, PointSource allows for flexibility. If a chef prefers a different brand of ketchup, he can still order it on the purchasing plan; he just may not get the same pricing or incentive benefits. If, on the other hand, he can add paper product purchasing from the housekeeping department, the benefits increase.
The Green Team is a group of experienced hospitality professionals with extensive corporate and independent experience in the areas of sales and marketing, operations and capital project management. "We believe this is the perfect time for this service," said Green. "Everyone is trying to do more with less, to hold on until the occupancies and revenues come back. This is the critical time for building a knowledge base and a network of resources that will deliver benefits in good times as well as bad. The major hotel chains have always understood that our industry is cyclical and that down time is when you make improvements. We're providing the same back-office support. We're the corporate office without the payroll."
For more information about The Green Team, please contact: Shannon Green at firstname.lastname@example.org For more on PointSource Services, contact Dieter Kadoke at email@example.com
About The Green Team (www.thegreenteam.name)
Founded by Michael Green, in 2004, The Green Team is a team of experienced hospitality professionals devoted to servicing hotels and resorts. The company offers a wide range of services including Sales and Marketing, ongoing operation solutions and "turnkey" renovation support. Almost 70 years of industry experience working with many of the world's most reputable hotels allows The Green Team to provide a true "one source solution". The Green Team's goal is to achieve hospitality and service excellence. Clients include hotel industry leaders such as Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Loews Hotels, Renaissance Hotels, Chartwell Hospitality and Vision Hospitality.
About PointSource Services, LLC (www.pointsourceservices.com)
PointSource Services offers an innovative Group Purchasing Organization, Food and Beverage Consulting, and Specialty Training geared specifically towards the Hospitality industry. PointSource's Group Purchasing Organization has longstanding relationships with leading food manufacturers and distributors throughout the United States creating a low markup schedule due to high volume purchasing and innovative delivery size incentives.
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