Football season is here, something plenty of people have been eagerly anticipating since early spring. As the weather begins to cool and teams head from practice to the playing field, fans will be ready to watch - often with snacks in hand. This means stadiums and grocers will need to prepare accordingly and ensure they have the inventory levels to satisfy consumers throughout the season.
Especially during the colder months, many people are content to catch games at home with friends and family - and an array of snacks, of course. Chicken wings, pizza, chips and dip, nachos and other snacks are beloved by football fans who want to enjoy a meal or just a small treat during halftime or throughout the entire game. This means those watching from the couch have to stock up on groceries beforehand, particularly if they're hosting a party while their favorite team is playing.
But to prepare for the influx of fans searching for food appropriate for the big game, local grocers and supermarkets will need to ensure their shelves are stocked full of the products that are most sought after during football season. Carriers making these deliveries will need to employ routing software to ensure they're able to make all stops necessary and help stores meet demand for gametime food.
Stadium vendors need to be prepared
Not all fans are satisfied watching the action at home - some people prefer the experience of attending a game in person. However, just because they're not at home that doesn't mean they won't need to eat.
Snacks mean big business for vendors at stadiums, and these companies need to ensure they're well-prepared to handle huge crowds and serve them appropriately. As such, companies that supply these vendors with meals, snacks, side dishes, disposable utensils and sanitation products need to be ready to increase deliveries as football season approaches.
Snack stands will need to be fully stocked before each kickoff, which will require the carriers making these deliveries to ensure they are on schedule by using route planning software. By using this technology, fleet managers can rest assured knowing their drivers are on the most direct route and saving as much fuel as possible on runs this football season.