Without yet taking full advantage of the world of B2B e-commerce, the foodservice industry is still shelling out an estimated US$14.3bn more than necessary, according to a joint study by CSC Consulting and Stanford University. Foodservice groups are being encouraged to maximise the potential efficiencies through the Internet and sell to the vertical chain. By following the Efficient Foodservice Response (EFR) model, third party vendors can remove non-value added costs from the supply chain while receiving backing from influential industry bodies, for example the