Hospitality professionals will find that this eighth edition balances purchasing activities with product and information from a management perspective. Each chapter has been revised so that the most current concepts available are presented along with even more in-depth coverage of hospitality purchasing. Numerous examples, questions, and exercises are included to reinforce new concepts. In order to reflect changes in the field, technology applications in the purchasing function are discussed throughout. New, revised, and updated illustrations and photographs of concepts, companies, and products relating to the purchasing function have also been included to give hospitality professionals a better understanding of the field.