Improve Operations

Meat and Seafood

Meat and Seafood Consulting

An exceptional meat and seafood department can draw customers to your store and enhance your financial performance.

Or a weak meat and seafood can send customers to your competitors and be a drain on your resources. Our consultant, Pete Hodgson, can help your co-op’s meat and seafood department reach its full potential!

Our services include:

  • On site and telephone consultation
  • Controlling meat and seafood department shrink
  • Improving meat and seafood department margin
  • Growing meat and seafood department sales
  • Meat and seafood department set up for new or expanding co-op food store
  • Meat and seafood department set up for small stores
  • Meat and seafood department assessment and recommendations
  • Value-added program (including Sausage program)
  • Custom meat and seafood department services
  • Managing labor and scheduling
  • Marketing your meat and seafood department
  • Staff/manager training
  • HACCP plan development/training
  • Inventory management
  • Resets/case presentation to maximize product management/maximize sales
  • Systems and procedures to maximize profitability

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Case resets can improve product merchandising and help maximize your sales potential. (Flatbush Food Co-op)

New age meat merchandising: vacuum sealing & closed door sets. (Hendersonville Coop)

8' Service Meat & 6' Fresh Service Seafood. (Hendersonville Co-op)

Invest in your seafood department. (Berkshire Co-op Market)

A little sampling is all it takes to entice your customers with Pete’s many delicious sausage recipes. 

Your small co-op can have a complete meat department in 6 feet! (Putney Food Co-op)

Resets improve product merchandising, placement, and appearance.  These improvements will increase sales. (New Leaf Market)

Associated Consultants

Pete Hodgson

Meat and Seafood Consulting

“ Pete has a good ability to assess the current situation and prioritize what needs to be done. We were very happy with the work Pete did for us and I would enthusiastically recommend Pete to any other co-op looking to improve their meat and seafood departments. ”

Chris Maher, General Manager, Briar Patch Co-op, Grass Valley, Calif.

“ Pete brought all of the necessary recipes and 20 plus years of experience in the meat industry to create a line of value added products which included seven different recipes for made-in-house sausage. The value added products are a new and exciting addition to our meat and seafood department. Overall, it was very nice working with someone as knowledgeable and passionate about his craft as Pete. We would strongly recommend his expertise to other coops. ”

Niko Beshaj, Meat and Seafood Manager, New Leaf Market, Tallahassee, Fla.

“ Pete Hodgson developed a meat and seafood program that really works for our small co-op. Our customers are happier, we are happier. I would highly recommend Pete for a co-op of any size but especially small co-ops that want to improve your meat and seafood departments within a small space. He is clear, well prepared and a very good communicator. ”

Robyn O’Brien, General Manager, Putney Food Co-op, Putney Vt.

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