For pizza restaurants who focus on providing their customers with quality over quantity, rising ingredient prices can gobble up margins quickly – especially because skimping on ingredient quality simply isn’t an option.

Fortunately, restaurant operators can protect both product quality and profit margins – if they understand how to use proven ingredient price risk management strategies. And improving that understanding has never been easier, thanks to the new paper, Protecting the Perfect Pie: How Commodity Price Risk Management Can Help Pizza Restaurants Maintain Product Quality…and Margins. Developed by expert consultants and economists at INTL FCStone Financial Inc. – FCM Division, this paper goes beyond the typical purchaser’s ingredient basket to provide a comprehensive picture of input cost drivers – from cheese and meats to paper and energy prices to the costs of credit, labor and benefits. The key: understand which prices risks you can manage, which ones you can’t, and how to maximize your opportunities regarding those you can.

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How Commodity Price Risk Management Can Help Pizza Restaurants Maintain Product Quality…and Margins

The INTL FCStone Inc. group of companies provides financial services worldwide through its subsidiaries, including physical commodities, securities, exchange-traded and over-the-counter derivatives, risk management, global payments and foreign exchange products in accordance with applicable law in the jurisdictions where services are provided. References to over-the-counter (“OTC”) products or swaps are made on behalf of INTL FCStone Markets, LLC (“IFM”), a member of the National Futures Association (“NFA”) and provisionally registered with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) as a swap dealer. IFM’s products are designed only for individuals or firms who qualify under CFTC rules as an ‘Eligible Contract Participant’ (“ECP”) and who have been accepted as customers of IFM. INTL FCStone Financial Inc. (“IFCF”) is a member of FINRA/NFA/SIPC and registered with the MSRB. IFCF is registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) as a Broker-Dealer and with the CFTC as a Futures Commission Merchant and Commodity Trading Adviser. References to securities trading are made on behalf of the BD Division of IFCF and are intended only for an audience of institutional clients as defined by FINRA Rule 4512(c). References to exchange-traded futures and options are made on behalf of the FCM Division of IFCF and INTL FCStone Ltd, registered in England and Wales, Company No. 5616586, authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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Protecting the Perfect Pie

Robert Chesler
Vice President – Foods Group
INTL FCStone Financial Inc.

Gary Helik
Risk Management Consultant
Pulp & Paper
INTL FCStone Financial Inc.

Ryan Turner
Risk Management Consultant
Meats & Livestock
INTL FCStone Financial Inc.

Nate Donnay
Director of Dairy Market Insight
INTL FCStone Financial Inc.

Arlan Suderman
Chief Commodities Economist
INTL FCStone Financial Inc.

Additional insight provided by:
Ronnie De La Cruz
Produce Expert
De La Cruz Consulting
Mr. De La Cruz is an independent consultant and not an employee of INTL FCStone Financial Inc. – FCM Division


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