Group Purchasing Programs

Discussion in 'Professional Chefs' started by emhahn, Mar 31, 2003.

  1. emhahn

    emhahn

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    Someone asked me over the weekend if I knew of any "Group Purchasing Programs."

    I only know of one that claims to be nationwide, (IRPG).

    Anyone else know of any?

    I'd be interested in knowing......

    Thanks,

    Eric

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  2. snakelady1

    snakelady1

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    Eric in Wisconsin there is the Valley Bakers Association. Members get rebates at the end of the year based on purchases. I believe they deliver to upper Michigan I don't know about any other states though
     
  3. puck

    puck

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    If you dont mind me asking....I live in Wisconsin and have heard of the Valley Bakers Association many times. Never really knew what they did though. What exactly is a Group Purchasing Program?

    Hope I dont sound too much like a newbie.
     
  4. snakelady1

    snakelady1

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    They are a co op you pay $500 for a membership, buy your products from them (similar in price to Bakemark) at the end of each year you get a rebate based on your purchases I believe it is 5% of your total purchases. The five hundred is a one time fee and if you go out of business or retire you get the money back.
     
  5. campchef

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    Michigan has the HPS group. It stands for Hospital Purchasing Service, but any foodservice operation can join. It's administered through a vendor, for most of Mich. it is GFS out of Grand Rapids. You pay a fee based on your usage, and get rebates accordingly. They also carry non-food items from other vendors. We use them for almost everything, including equipment.
     
  6. chocolate bow

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    A company called buy efficient out of california on a national level
    300 hotels subscribe to it .
    Chocolate Bow.