Commerce One®, the e-marketplace company, and foodconnex(TM) worldwide, a leading provider of ebusiness solutions for the food industry, today announced an alliance to offer a hosted procurement solution for clients in the consumer package goods and food industries. Commerce One® and foodconnex(TM) worldwide have agreed to jointly market the program and have developed a pricing and delivery program to allow clients to quickly and efficiently adopt the Commerce One® internet-based procurement system.

The program will be officially launched at The National Restaurant Associations 82nd Annual, NRA Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show, in Chicago, May 19th-22, 2001. foodconnex(TM) worldwide has booked a Hospitality Suite for private demonstrations. Please contact Debra Hiebert at 1-800-559-8500 to reserve your private ten-minute presentation today.

“foodconnex(TM) worldwide is one of the oldest Commerce One® partners for the food industry,” said Dan Udoutch, Vice President of North America Sales for Commerce One®. “They offer an operating Commerce One® MarketSite platform combined with years of CPG industry content expertise that will benefit clients of this program.” “foodconnex(TM) worldwide is excited to be taking this next step in our partnership with Commerce One® as this program builds on the market strengths of both firms,” said Kent Rhodes, CEO of foodconnex(TM) worldwide. “We have already adopted the Commerce One® solution set to meet the requirements of the food industry and are able to quickly deliver a working solution for clients.”

About foodconnex(TM)worldwide:

Established in 1994 as American Multi Media Group (AMMG), and now known as foodconnex(TM) worldwide, the Auburn, CA-based company is a leading provider of e-business solutions to the food industry. Services include providing the infrastructure and connectivity for customized e-commerce solutions, business-to-business extranets, company-wide intranets, web-based training programs, customized sales presentations and digital imaging and catalogs for such clients as Tanimura & Antle, Nestle, General Mills, Lawry’s, Sunkist, SuperValu and others. The foodconnex(TM) worldwide Internet hub is powered by Commerce One®, and is a member of their Global Trading Web(TM) at the MarketSite(TM) portal. For more information about foodconnex(TM) worldwide go to For information, contact foodconnex worldwide at 530-887-1216 or e-mail

About Commerce One®:

Commerce One® (Nasdaq: CMRC) is the leader in global e-commerce solutions for business. Through its products, portals, and services, Commerce One® creates access to worldwide markets, allowing anyone to buy from anyone, anytime, anywhere. The Commerce One® Global Trading Web(TM) is the world’s largest business-to-business trading community. Comprising many open e-marketplaces, the Global Trading Web provides unprecedented economies of scale for buying organizations, suppliers and service providers worldwide. Commerce One® is located in Pleasanton, California and can be reached by phone at (800) 308-3838 or (925) 520-6000 or via the Internet at