A collaborative buying platform is preparing to show visitors to next month’s National Restaurant Show in Chicago how they can leverage $7bn of purchasing power if they sign up.
Buyers Edge Platform, launched by foodservice GPO entrepreneur John Davie in August 2018, now represents a network of companies and 45,000 operator locations, with the company keen to recruit new members when it exhibits at the trade show in May.
The platform offers contracts, technology, data services and expertise to manufacturers, consultants, Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs), and operators of all sizes and leverages its national scale to provide competitive, price-driven direct contracts on behalf of its foodservice procurement members.
Buyers Edge Platform will be showing its buying expertise at the National Restaurant Show, held from May 18-21 at McCormick Place, Chicago, with more than 20 purchasing-oriented firms having already joined.
By opening up the platform to members outside the “family” of companies Davie owns, he plans to spur collaboration, transparency, data and opportunity sharing, and, most importantly, amass purchasing clout well beyond its current $7bn to unleash the best pricing that will dramatically benefit foodservice operators’ bottom lines.
At the core of the platform is the Buyers Edge software, which provides powerful data management, contract management, and analytics tools.
“Our $7bn in purchasing volume is about much more than just buying power,” says John Davie. “That figure represents our ability to bring technology solutions and services that are normally reserved for the largest of operators to all levels of foodservice operators, at very little to no cost.”
On the heels of the Platform launch, CEO John Davie, has also made a major announcement of his plans to move the purchasing volume of Buyers Edge Platform and its member companies to entegra Procurement Services, a division of Sodexo North America.
John Davie and his son Clifford 20 years ago launched the Dining Alliance, another group purchasing operation for local foodservice operators in Rochester, New York.