Price Chopper Joins Foodlink Perishables Sourcing Network

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Price Chopper Joins Foodlink Perishables Sourcing Network

08/11/2011

Price Chopper Supermarkets of Schenectady, N.Y., has selected FoodLink as its online commerce platform for sourcing and managing perishable goods across 128 stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, and Vermont.

“FoodLink enables us to get better information about the market for fresh produce,” said Keith Frosceno, VP of produce, Price Chopper. “The network also greatly enhances our produce supply chain efficiency and product fulfillment. We expect to achieve higher service levels and reporting tools to identify where we can continue to make improvements.”

FoodLink is an online network developed to connect all of the participants in the fragmented perishable goods supply chain. The network consists of more than 2,000 retail grocers and their fresh food suppliers, including carriers and third-party brokers and wholesalers. The network helps retailers manage the fresh food category to source the highest quality products at competitive prices while reducing waste and inefficiencies between suppliers and buyers that contribute to higher food costs. For suppliers, FoodLink is a sales platform that simplifies the process of managing orders, tracking shipments, responding to change requests, and receiving payment.

Price Chopper is the latest in a series of regional grocery chains that have selected FoodLink to manage their fresh food category, including K-VA-T Food Stores and Roundy’s Supermarkets.