New Alliance Connects Purchasers with Pre-Qualified Excess Inventory

Thomas Food Industry Register announced today that it has established a strategic partnership with iSolve.com to expand its online services for food industry buyers and sellers. The new alliance links www.tfir.com, Thomas Food Industry Register's interactive directory featuring more than 22,000 supplier listings in 6,000 product categories, with iSolve.com, a Stamford, CT-based Internet marketplace for buyers and sellers of excess inventory, surplus assets and opportunity buys.

This is the first time that users of TFIR.com will have direct online access to sellers of excess inventory. In addition to food items, iSolve.com features automotive, health and beauty aids, and general merchandise.

"Our customers are food industry buyers looking for solutions to purchasing problems whether they're seeking a new supplier, replacing an old one, comparison shopping, filling out a bid list, or hunting for a bargain buy," said TFIR Publisher, Linda Rigano. "Our alliance with iSolve.com gives customers a standard of reliability by which to locate surplus items and also a means to sell their own excess inventory easily and effectively."

iSolve.com also facilitates e-commerce transactions worldwide and provides service for merchandising, settlement logistics and distribution management. A unique feature of iSolve.com is its guarantee that all goods listed on its site will receive an offer within 30 days. If a listee's product is not sold, iSolve.com agrees to make an offer for the product. Sellers can list their products at no charge. A ten-percent transaction fee is charged upon completion of the sale.

"Being able to offer excess goods that have been pre-qualified by a trusted source is critical to food industry buyers," says Jan Denson, President of iSolve.com. To verify product quality, iSolve.com makes testing and inspection services available through an alliance with Intertek Testing Services (ITS), the world's largest testing organization with 244 laboratories and 483 offices in 85 countries through North America, Europe and Asia. iSolve.com also provides secure escrow services through escrow.com(TM) (a division of Micro General Corporation and the online affiliate of Fidelity National Title Company).

Buyers and sellers can access iSolve.com directly from http://www.tfir.com. Also, a series of product ads will soon be displayed throughout more than 200 product categories over the next few months. For those interested in either listing their products with iSolve.com or registering for a free product alert subscription, contact iSolve.com direct through http://www.tfir.com or at www.isolve.com.