Associated Food Stores, a cooperatively owned wholesaler that distributes to almost 500 grocery stores across the western U.S., aims to increase the value it provides its members by driving down costs and reducing process inefficiencies across the entire association. In a series of pilot events with Intesource, Associated Food Stores secured significant price reductions in several areas - particularly indirect categories.
"We needed an eSourcing partner that could substantially lower costs and enable our team to leverage the supply chain as a means to better serve our members. After evaluating our options, Intesource was the clear choice," said Kevin Fitz, of Associated Food Stores.
"Intesource's platform and unique full-service model - along with its fast, responsive, and knowledgeable team - will ensure we take advantage of every opportunity to drive improvements throughout our entire business. The team's deep experience in the retail and grocery industries will be a major asset to our procurement and financial operations" continued Fitz.
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