A Powerful History
When the Sosland Publishing Company’s Purchasing Seminar was launched in 1978, an impetus for its creation was the sense that within the food processing, food service and food retailing worlds, the role of purchasing manager was in a real sense neglected. Purchasing executives often were not provided with the resources needed to succeed at their jobs. This despite the highly material and often unpredictable impact of commodity ingredient costs on the bottom lines of food businesses. The seminar helped begin to right this omission both through the richness of the content provided at the event and by valuable interactions the seminar facilitates with others in the field and with those seeking to provide products and services to ingredient buyers.