Our Category Expertise

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Maximize Value & Capture Savings

Broad and deep category experience requires significant internal bandwidth that few companies have available. Yet, with comprehensive category experience comes savings and efficiencies that all companies desire. At HAVI, our decades of experience in managing categories such as packaging, food and liquids, promotional items and in-directs provides our customers with all the benefits of a team of experts without the drain on internal resources. With HAVI category experts working for you, you can be assured that opportunities to maximize value and capture savings across the supply chain are realized.


Quality packaging is critical to building a positive customer experience and brand loyalty.

HAVI, a leader in packaging innovation, has deep experience in sourcing the right materials, managing the packaging lifecycle, and delivering millions in savings. We combine form, function, and aesthetics in a cost-effective way to solve the most challenging packaging problems.

Our specialized capabilities come from decades of packaging category management with leading global QSR and foodservice brands and includes quality systems, graphics, account management, product development, sustainability and sourcing.

We help customers stand out in a competitive marketplace with sustainable, affordable, and creative packaging.

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Foods & Liquids

Focusing on non-core product categories when looking to drive more to the bottom line isn’t something most companies consider because the savings is as obvious. Take for example, liquids like juices and beverages. HAVI’s global reach and experienced team of supply chain experts can look across the universe of suppliers to find efficiencies in non-core products through volume pricing, more effective distribution, and better contract negotiation.

For one customer, HAVI was able to find savings of more than 20% across the product line and lock in a 3-year fixed price without changing suppliers or distribution channels. All it required was the right perspective and supply chain strategy.

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Tail-Spend & Indirects

Companies are always looking for savings from the supply chain. Whether it’s poor visibility of tail-spend/non-core spend, improving an environmental position through sourcing, or managing a complex global category - these challenges are common for companies and especially those that don’t have the right internal resources to manage it. ​

HAVI’s tail-spend management strategies are customized to deliver significant savings, fast, through analytics, proven sourcing methods, and category expertise.

Promotional Items

When it comes to sourcing products for limited time offers, promotional giveaways and kid’s meal toys, it takes a resourceful and creative team to find and secure the right items. HAVI’s team of sourcing experts have decades of experience bringing the best in promotional items to global foodservice brands – more than 1 billion each year!

HAVI’s strategic supplier network includes vendors in all corners of the globe that offer unique and brand-boosting items to differentiate your promotions, bring your marketing calendar to life and drive customers through your doors.

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Our Best-In-Class Product and Service Extension Offerings
Account Management

Strategic and tactical engagement linking strategies with supply chain execution


Creating a competitive advantage through the deployment of innovative solutions in support of business needs


Improving environmental position and ensuring regulatory compliance of product portfolio

Product Development

Identifying existing or new product solutions that satisfy defined business needs and opportunities

Quality Systems & Compliance

Enhancing brand image through safety, quality, and social accountability leadership


Protecting brands through innovative graphic solutions to ensure messages are delivered consistently to consumers globally

Case Studies
Sourcing Services

We help solve your toughest sourcing challenges with products and services. Read more about how we do this at the link below.