The general market basket for NutriStudents K-12 menus simplify distributor orders significantly over what many districts currently use. Our executive chef, registered dietitian and procurement team work hard to derive the greatest variety from as few ingredients as possible. The streamlined market basket gives our districts greater purchasing power while simplifying inventory management for our distributor partners. We practice a commodities first approach to recipe creation followed by specifying ingredients that are widely available across distribution networks, such as large national brands.
Coming this fall, we will further simplify ordering with distributor-synced market baskets. We're working with key distributors to tailor market baskets with each distributor's brands and product numbers. These distributor-specific market baskets will eliminate confusion and the need to substitute foods based on regional availability. Our client support team will reach out to clients as each market basket becomes available.
We're sure you will value this enhancement as you look to further streamline your workload in 2018-2019. If you have any questions, please contact us at customerservice@NutriStudentsK-12.com.