“SimpleOrder helped us consolidate our suppliers so we can increase our buying power and keep track of our costs. “
About DeCicco & Sons
In 1972, John, and Joe, DeCicco opened DeCicco & Sons, a specialty market in the Bronx, to provide the community access to artisanal, high quality ingredients, including boutique cheeses, craft beer, produce and meats. With hard work and dedication over the years, they earned a strong customer base and expanded their business. Today DeCicco & Sons now operate seven full-service specialty markets throughout New York.
When running a specialty market, carrying thousands of products from all over the world, the purchasing process can become confusing and disorganized. The team at DeCicco & Sons were having difficulty keeping track of all of their suppliers, which led to managers from different locations ordering the same products from multiple suppliers. “Without a tool to properly consolidate our suppliers,” explains Melvin Contreras, Produce & Floral Director, “we were running into a few problems: we were losing our buying power and we couldn’t keep track of our costs. This was affecting our bottom line.”
After implementing SimpleOrder into their operations, DeCicco & Sons saw a significant improvement in their purchasing process. The platform streamlined their purchases with only approved suppliers put into the system. SimpleOrder has allowed them to create a system that has dramatically helped their bottom line. By consolidating suppliers, DeCicco & Sons has a significant edge to negotiate prices and use its buying power in its favor. By making sure that pricing was stable throughout the chain, they can accurately price their goods and measure their profit margins. “SimpleOrder solved all of our purchasing problems, but more than that, it also helped us price our items accurately. We use the food cost report consistently to make sure that we are pricing items correctly, nothing gets by us now.” states Melvin Contreras.