What is the best way to feed large numbers of people at one time using only a few supplies purchased from a single manufacturer? Factory supply feed pellets, for example, are manufactured by a single manufacturer under contract to the U.S. Feeding Cartridges Manufacturers Association (FPCA). In addition to this, the entire production process for the feed products is managed, monitored, and ordered by the FPCA. In turn, all pellets produced are delivered to the various retail outlets. A bakery, local grocery store, or small deli could utilize these factory-made pellets to feed large groups of people without any problem.
A bakery would most likely need to purchase many large feed pellets in order to feed a significant number of customers at one time. This is where purchasing such a large amount of pellets through a single manufacturer could prove to be extremely profitable to the bakery owner. Most supermarkets, on the other hand, generally purchase a smaller quantity of pellets from a single manufacturer in order to reduce expenses. The downside to purchasing large quantities of one type of pellet over again, however, is that purchasing small amounts of pellets from a single manufacturer creates a large supply of pellets that the supermarket owner must then dispose of. This could result in a substantial amount of waste. Although, if a large bakery has established a long-term relationship with a manufacturer they may find it to their advantage to purchase a larger volume of pellets and feed them through the FPCA.