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"Purchasing for food service operations involves wide- ranging
skills and broad product knowledge, much of it unique to this
industry. It is more than merely exchanging payment for goods or
services rendered. To procure goods and services of the optimal
quality at the optimal time and in a costeffective manner, the buyer
must be competent in many diverse areas of the profession.
Purchasing for food service involves both the selection and
procurement of goods and services from a global marketplace that
From: Modern Food Service Purchasing: Business
Essentials to Procurement
by Robert B Garlough