A boutique venue in regional Victoria was sourcing suppliers for a catered event in early 2017. While browsing the Yume platform, the hotel was surprised to find high quality Tequesta Bay lobster tails at a much lower price than expected.
The reason? After over-ordering the lobster tails, the supplier didn’t have room in the warehouse to keep their stock, so they uploaded the surplus product to Yume. A match was made and the venue was able to serve up delicious lobster sliders – a premium dish that would normally be out of their price range.
After completing a stock take, a Supplier found they had eight tonnes of Petuna salmon portions (skin on) left over from the Christmas season. They contacted Yume with a request to upload their surplus salmon to our platform and we listed the product at 25% below regular price.
Within just one week, the salmon was sold for export. Not only did the supplier receive a return on their surplus produce, but we also provided an environmental report, explaining that they had helped to save 16 tonnes of CO2 and 500,000 litres of water.
At the beginning of 2017, a supplier approached us with surplus Noisette brioche buns that they had acquired due to minimum order quantity commitments. We uploaded the buns to our platform at 85% below the regular wholesale price.
Unsurprisingly, we quickly secured a buyer – one of Australia’s largest catering companies – who purchased over 500 units and used the product to cater at one of Melbourne’s most renowned sporting events, The Australian Open.