The Butcher & Grocer
About The Butcher & Grocer
Started by life-long Ohioan Tony Tanner, The Butcher & Grocer is a supplier of the highest quality Ohio beef, lamb, pork, chicken, cheese, and select grocery items. The company services wholesale customers and local restaurants in Greater Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio.
Tony and the team are passionate about sustainable, antibiotic-free, hormone-free, non-GMO fed, farm-raised meat - while maintaining a link between human health and the foods we eat. Today, The Butcher & Grocer serves as a community hub for mindful eaters and caretakers who demand natural, good food.
The Butcher & Grocer's Challenge
The Butcher & Grocer was struggling to deal with an influx of orders being placed via text, email, calls, or fax. This made the process of collecting, managing, and fulfilling orders a time-consuming process. Furthermore, this analog process frequently led to order entry mistakes or double selling inventory on hand.
Ultimately, the Butcher & Grocer needed a foodservice ordering portal that gave them the ability to control user access, customize pricing and product availability by group, and automate minimums, schedules, cutoffs and lead times.
Freshline’s wholesale ordering for foodservice was the perfect fit to address the Butcher & Grocer’s needs. Digital price lists enabled The Butcher & Grocer to showcase their product line to new customers while anonymizing prices, while the company could set dynamic pricing for each of their wholesale clientele.
Freshline Analytics helped The Butcher & Grocer unlock new insights into revenue per delivery area, sales by SKU, and customer ordering trends. Finally, custom delivery zones and fulfillment schedules allowed the company to automate the enforcement of minimums, schedules, and product availability by location.
The Butcher & Grocer has seen fantastic traction with their foodservice customers - with 100% of the Butcher & Grocer's foodservice orders online - saving them hours each week.
In contrast to time-consuming (often ambigious) texts and email orders, The Butcher & Grocer staff began to realize immediate time savings - which they could divert to more meaningful work.
"Online ordering is huge for us - 100% of our wholesale clients are now ordering themselves, which is a huge time saver.”
- Tony, CEO at The Butcher & Grocer
Increase in order volume
Less order entry time
Decrease in operational errors
"You guys really deliver. I see continuous improvements. We feel like we are getting a customized platform and we have a say in what you build. This is really valuable for a company like ours."
"We have finally found the platform which is customizable and user friendly depending on the ever changing needs of my business. Flexible delivery zones and options are so important for us and I can’t see myself using anything else other than Freshline."
"Online ordering has been huge for us - pretty much all of our wholesale customers are now ordering online, which is a huge time saver for both us and them."
"Freshline has been an awesome partner from beginning to end. With the growth we saw in our retail e-commerce sales after launch, we wanted to leverage this for our wholesale customers."
"I can really see the amount of passion you have for your product.. we talked and worked with 4 different companies in this space now over the years, and I don’t think anyone had the customization and flexibility you guys have."
"Freshline has made running my distribution business way easier. The automation and features you're building are more exciting than Christmas gifts."