Purcellville, VA – Through a strategic partnership, Axis Purchasing and Produce Alliance have combined resources and increased service of their food and hospitality supply offerings.
Together, the two well-established companies have become a comprehensive resource for the broadline, fresh produce and fluid dairy food categories. Included in their range of services are group purchasing, distribution and supply expertise.
Axis, a group purchasing organization providing access to over 350 national manufacturers of food for multi-unit restaurants, lodging, education, casinos and other foodservice organizations, is an expert in supply management and foodservice purchasing. They have more than $13 billion in purchases throughout North America.
“Fresh produce is a very important but highly specialized purchasing area in foodservice supply,” said John Krebs, President of Axis Purchasing. “By teaming with Produce Alliance, we can better fulfill the needs of our members in a category they often struggle with. This is a perfect opportunity to bring two leading companies together for the benefit of our members.”
Produce Alliance, headquarter in Chicago, IL, specializes in providing fresh produce procurement and distribution services to foodservice clients across North America, the Caribbean and beyond. Produce Alliance manages a group of 48 independently owned specialty distributors of fresh products, with combined produce sales of over $4 billion annually. Each produce distributor is carefully selected using the most rigorous qualification criteria. Each commits to full compliance with Produce Alliance’s audited distribution, purchasing, and category management programs designed for client success.
“Axis is a perfect fit with our services in fresh produce. Together we can provide expertise and savings for 70% of or multi-unit restaurants, lodging or other foodservice’s typical spend. Because of Axis’s broad portfolio of national contracts and North American coverage this is a natural fit for us,” said George Melshenker, President of Produce Alliance. “And we are able to provide fresh produce services to Axis members on a consistent, high quality basis with great value. “
About Axis Purchasing:
Axis Purchasing is a multi-billion dollar group purchasing organization that specializes in low-cost pricing on products from hundreds of leading foodservice manufacturers and service providers. They also provide food product and supply expertise, distribution management and communication tools for their clients, which include multi-unit restaurants, franchises, hotels, casinos and other foodservice organizations. For more information: John C. Krebs 703-310-7607, AxisPurchasing.com
About Produce Alliance:
In 1996, Produce Alliance pioneered representing our customers to the premier grower/shipper community, providing access to the highest quality fresh produce under contracts, which assured supply while managing cost and risk.
Today, they specialize in providing fresh produce procurement, distribution, information technology and business analytics to food service clients across North America, the Caribbean and beyond. They manage an alliance of 48 independently owned specialty distributors of fresh products, with combined produce sales of over $4 billion annually. Each commits to full compliance with our audited distribution, food safety and quality assurance, purchasing, and category management programs designed for client success. Produce Alliance, headquarter in Chicago, has offices in Atlanta, GA, Nashville, TN, and a flagship office in the heart of the growing region of the Salinas Valley in California. For more information contact Tyler Deutsch (615) 743-2327, http://www.producealliance.com
For a printable copy, click Axis and Produce Alliance press release 8_19_2014