Global Food Exchange, the leading supply chain integration provider for the food industry, and UniPro Foodservice, Inc., announced today that they have formed a strategic alliance to provide an e-commerce purchasing solution for UniPro’s Member distributors. UniPro is the leading cooperative of foodservice distributors worldwide with total purchasing power of over $20 billion and over 200 Member distributors located both nationally and internationally, including twenty-two of the top fifty distributors in the United States.

UniPro’s executive and technology committees, along with corporate management, sought out an e-commerce partnership with Global Food Exchange in an effort to provide its Members a competitive advantage for their perishable procurement. Global Food Exchange’s solution will enable UniPro Members to streamline the transaction processes from need to fulfillment. UniPro is encouraging all its Members and Suppliers to adopt Global Food Exchange’s solution, emphasizing its efficiencies, which are predicted to substantially decrease a company’s administrative costs.

With this strategic alliance, the inefficiencies of the global food industry created by the high level of fragmentation in the supply chain can be eliminated. Global Food Exchange will increase access to timely market and pricing information, thus minimizing losses incurred as a result of spoilage and excess inventory.

“Global Food Exchange provides the best perishable procurement solution to our Members, enabling them to take advantage of cost and time savings both within their organizations and with their customers and suppliers,” said Alan Plassche, Chief Executive Officer of UniPro. “In addition, Global Food Exchange understands the nature of our business and has developed a solution that addresses UniPro Members’ specific needs. Their in-depth understanding of the food industry truly enhances our Member’s traditional ways of doing business.”

“Global Food Exchange is committed to working with UniPro and its Members to develop an e-commerce solution that works for all of UniPro’s Member businesses,” said Mark Moore, co-founder and president of Global Food Exchange. “Our team of in-house technicians has customized Global Food Exchange’s best-of-breed technology for UniPro’s Members to streamline their processes and reduce costs. Besides access to a greater variety of products, they can also integrate all their account management, including credit checking, payment tracking, inspections management and logistics coordination.”

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Global Food Exchange is the leading supply chain integration provider for the food industry. Combining industry expertise and superior technology, Global Food Exchange provides seamless process and information flow from need to fulfillment. The solution increases buyer efficiency, reduces inventory and logistics costs, expands market access, and allows better category management and quicker response to changing consumer needs. A full service solution, Global Food Exchange was developed for grocery, foodservice and manufacturing companies in perishables food industry. For more information call 404-872-4489 or visit http://www.GlobalFoodExchange.com.

About UniPro Foodservice

UniPro Foodservice, Inc. is the leading foodservice cooperative with over 200 independent distributors in the United States, and affiliates in Australia, Canada, Japan, and Israel, reaching 350,000 customers in the foodservice market. Visit UniPro’s website at www.uniprofoodservice.com