United Supermarkets has selected los Gatos, Calif.-based FoodLink as its primary system for sourcing and purchasing all fresh produce across more than 50 stores.
“FoodLink will provide us with the real-time data that we need to improve our buying,” said Tommy Wilkins, director of produce procurement, United Supermarkets. “It’s network connects us with our suppliers and carriers to help us make the best buying decisions and improve our supply chain efficiency. Given the increased importance of produce in our stores, FoodLink will help us continue to make this category a differentiator for United.”
FoodLink is a buying platform that connects 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 across the supply chain. For suppliers, FoodLink is a sales platform that simplifies the process of managing orders, tracking shipments, responding to change requests, and receiving payment.
United Supermarkets operates 51 stores under four distinct brands: United Supermarkets, Market Street, Amigos United and United Express.