Reading time: 2 - 4 minutes
23 October 2018

Dropped in Food Industry


The sports nutrition market is in very healthy shape, as the value of the market has increased by 13.3% to £138m on volume growth of 12.6% within the last year.

Brits have begun to see sports nutrition products as a healthy snack, rather than something dealt out to the biggest people in a gym, according to suppliers. Inevitably, growth triggers new start-ups and people wanting to jump on the bandwagon of a developing market.

Life as a start-up is usually a common story featuring a few business partners and a lot of evenings and weekends moving stock and processing orders. What starts off as one unit ideally snowballs, and you begin to need two, three or four units until eventually you need to purchase your own warehousing facility.

The vital importance of a software solution when you make a move

Expansion into a brand-new warehouse is an exciting prospect for any business-owner but it comes with several challenges. A bigger warehouse costs more, you can produce more, and you will hopefully generate more customers. You absolutely need a business system that will enable you to make informed decisions in this crunch period.

Even if you decide to travel down the alternative route of outsourcing your manufacturing and distribution to a third party you will still need a business system to manage the expansion of your company. Paper or Excel won’t cut it anymore, how can it when your Microsoft Dynamics system can be configured to send through an invoice automatically?

Dynamics Food is our integrated Microsoft business solution specifically designed to suit the needs of Food & Beverage distributors. Your staff will undoubtedly embrace the new system, as it looks like and works with, the tools your staff already use each day within Microsoft Office.

Dynamics Food will ensure you can efficiently manage your general ledger, payables, receivables, inventory, fixed assets and cash flow. Right off the bat after moving into a new warehouse, you can drive efficiencies and maximise your cash resources with flexible, integrated accounts payable capabilities.

Processing your sales orders across multiple channels

Expansion within a bustling sports nutrition company is destined to drive you towards working in a range of multiple order channels, such as: EDI, van sales, email, online ordering or even field sales from mobile devices.

Dynamics Food ensures that you have quick and accurate sales order processing and will form a vital part of building long-term customer satisfaction. With diversification across multiple channels, you can empower your users with information they need to support your customers in buying their next delicious healthy snack.

An historic fixture in the pharmacy aisle in a supermarket has developed into its own fully-fledged market. Commercial and Marketing Director at Sci-Mx, Steve Rich told the Grocer: “Retailers are increasingly describing high-protein snacks as the future of confectionary.”

Check out the ideal case study for any sports nutrition brand

In Bounce Foods , we have the ideal case study for any budding or developing sports nutrition brand to both watch and learn how Dynamics Food has supported their now established business.

Dynamics Food is utilised by a host of other well-known names across the Food industry such as County Confectionery, Faccenda Foods, Forza Foods, Gressingham Foods, Laila's Fine Foods, Nantwich Cheese Company, Neal's Yard Dairy, Pipers Crisps to name a few.