Customer FAQs

Who are Foodbuy's members?chevron right

Foodbuy’s largest single member is Compass Group, the largest food service management company in North America. Foodbuy’s members span a variety of channels from hospitality to commercial restaurants to healthcare and include many of the most recognizable and trusted brands in the industry.

Can I choose my own distributor?chevron right

Yes. Foodbuy is proud to be a distributor neutral procurement organization. We allow you to select and benefit from the distribution partner that best meets your business needs. Under the Foodbuy program, customers can choose to purchase from any of the major broadliners as well as local and regional distributors that provide produce and specialty meat and seafood offerings.

How can a GPO (Group Purchasing Organization) like Foodbuy help me?chevron right

Foodbuy processes more than 33 million transactions per month. Our ability to provide extensive data analytics keeps our clients profitable, enabling them to evaluate their supply chain processes. Our secret is in our dynamic financial optimization, we offer enhanced financials to support informed decisions. This results in the right products at the right price for their unique application.

How can I be sure I am saving money and adding value to my organization? chevron right

Focused solely on procurement, our team brings a unique blend of purchasing savvy, product expertise, and proven strategic processes in functional areas such sourcing, category development and distribution.

The core of food cost control begins with our purchasing strategy. Each Member has a focused account management team that will ensure your specific purchasing contract reflects the best unit pricing. Foodbuy delivers cost control measures though two main channels a Cost Modeling Methodology (from raw material to freight) and a Supply Chain Methodology (from consumer to raw material).

How do I go about ordering the products and services I need? chevron right

Foodbuy offers our Members access to Managed Order Guides (MOGs) to streamline the majority of their purchases from broadliners. Best practices in order guides managed by Foodbuy has resulted in improved compliance and reduced food cost. Additional benefits can include: a standardized ordering process; aggregation of products for stocking services with all Foodbuy customers using the same distributor; assurance distributors are providing the correct items; and product flagging which points users to products that provide the best net costs available.

Does Foodbuy have a sustainability platform? chevron right

As the largest foodservice procurement organization in North America, Foodbuy embraces both the challenges and opportunities of sustainability and corporate social responsibility initiatives in the foodservice supply chain.

Foodbuy and Compass Group have strived to make positive change within the realm of sustainability by supporting local economies, sourcing sustainable seafood, implementing measures to address climate change issues and much more. Find more detail about our sustainability platform here.

Healthcare FAQs

What types of services does Foodbuy offer that are specific to healthcare?chevron right

Foodbuy has a unique service that is beneficial to our customers in the healthcare space. A few of the most popular are shown below.

Culinary Consulting – Our team of professional chefs provides consultations on operational efficiencies, leads product cuttings, facilitates menu/recipe development and helps get costs down in your organization without compromising on value.

See a full list of our value-added Foodbuy service offerings here.

What types of products can Foodbuy offer my business?chevron right

Foodbuy has over 600 manufacturer contracts with over 40,000 different SKUs. Our products and services to cover the needs of all types of facilities—from long-term care to acute care to retirement communities.

Whether you are looking for nutritional purees, soups, cleaning supplies or wireless services, Foodbuy has a broad portfolio that will make your operation successful and ensure your customers are getting the products they want and need.

Can Foodbuy provide the detailed nutritional information that I need to best serve my customers? chevron right

Yes. Foodbuy is able to offer our Members access to Webtrition – our web-based, proprietary ingredient, recipe and menu management solution. Webtrition has numerous capabilities that allow our customers to manage ingredients, define recipes, organize menus around food costs and more.

It also provides comprehensive reporting so customers know exactly what comprises each specific meal they serve. This reporting alone has made Webitrition one of Foodbuy’s most popular services with our Healthcare customers.

Can I choose my own distributor?chevron right

Yes. Foodbuy is proud to be a distributor neutral procurement organization. We allow you to select and benefit from the distribution partner that best meets your business needs. Under the Foodbuy program, customers can choose to purchase from any of the major broadliners as well as local and regional distributors that provide produce and specialty meat and seafood offerings.

Does Foodbuy have a sustainability platform? chevron right

As the largest foodservice procurement organization in North America, Foodbuy embraces both the challenges and opportunities of sustainability and corporate social responsibility initiatives in the foodservice supply chain.

Foodbuy and Compass Group have strived to make positive change within the realm of sustainability by supporting local economies, sourcing sustainable seafood, implementing measures to address climate change issues and much more. Find more detail about our sustainability platform here.

How can a GPO (Group Purchasing Organization) like Foodbuy help me?chevron right

Foodbuy processes more than 33 million transactions per month. Our ability to provide extensive data analytics keeps our clients profitable, enabling them to evaluate their supply chain processes. Our secret is in our dynamic financial optimization, we offer enhanced financials to support informed decisions. This results in the right products at the right price for their unique application.

How do I find out more about becoming a Member at Foodbuy? chevron right

For more information about becoming a Member, click here and a Foodbuy representative will be in touch: Become a Customer

How do I go about ordering the products and services I need? chevron right

Foodbuy offers our Members access to Managed Order Guides (MOGs) to streamline the majority of their purchases from broadliners. Best practices in order guides managed by Foodbuy has resulted in improved compliance and reduced food cost. Additional benefits can include: a standardized ordering process; aggregation of products for stocking services with all Foodbuy customers using the same distributor; assurance distributors are providing the correct items; and product flagging which points users to products that provide the best net costs available.

What can I expect as a member of Foodbuy?chevron right

When you partner with Foodbuy, you can expect to get what you need for your business in the forms of customization, flexibility and savings. We connect our customers with the right suppliers for their business and put together winning strategies for each Member to maximize value and reduce cost whenever possible. We empower you to make the right supply chain choices for your business and offer you pure transparency along the way.

What types of products can Foodbuy offer my business?chevron right

Foodbuy manages over 600 leading manufacturers through 2,000+ contracts, offering programs with industry leaders in food, beverages, supplies, equipment and services.

Hospitality + Leisure FAQs

How can a GPO (Group Purchasing Organization) like Foodbuy help me?chevron right

Foodbuy processes more than 33 million transactions per month. Our ability to provide extensive data analytics keeps our clients profitable, enabling them to evaluate their supply chain processes. Our secret is in our dynamic financial optimization, we offer enhanced financials to support informed decisions. This results in the right products at the right price for their unique application.

How can I be sure I am saving money and adding value to my organization? chevron right

Focused solely on procurement, our team brings a unique blend of purchasing savvy, product expertise, and proven strategic processes in functional areas such sourcing, category development and distribution.

The core of food cost control begins with our purchasing strategy. Each Member has a focused account management team that will ensure your specific purchasing contract reflects the best unit pricing. Foodbuy delivers cost control measures though two main channels a Cost Modeling Methodology (from raw material to freight) and a Supply Chain Methodology (from consumer to raw material).

Does Foodbuy have a sustainability platform?chevron right

As the largest foodservice procurement organization in North America, Foodbuy embraces both the challenges and opportunities of sustainability and corporate social responsibility initiatives in the foodservice supply chain.

Foodbuy and Compass Group have strived to make positive change within the realm of sustainability by supporting local economies, sourcing sustainable seafood, implementing measures to address climate change issues and much more. Find more detail about our sustainability platform here.

What can I expect as a member of Foodbuy?chevron right

When you partner with Foodbuy, you can expect to get what you need for your business in the forms of customization, flexibility and savings. We connect our customers with the right suppliers for their business and put together winning strategies for each Member to maximize value and reduce cost whenever possible. We empower you to make the right supply chain choices for your business and offer you pure transparency along the way.

What types of products can Foodbuy offer my business?chevron right

Backed by the purchasing power of Compass Group, the largest food service management company in North America, Foodbuy has products and services to cover the needs of all types of facilities—from large, national University systems to smaller, local schools.

Whether you are looking for healthy snacks and meal options for your cafeterias or janitorial services and supplies to keep your operation clean, Foodbuy has a broad portfolio that will make your operation successful and ensure you have access to the products you need. We have over 600 manufacturer contracts with over 40,000 different SKUs.

Can I choose my own distributor?chevron right

Yes. Foodbuy is proud to be a distributor neutral procurement organization. We allow you to select and benefit from the distribution partner that best meets your business needs. Under the Foodbuy program, customers can choose to purchase from any of the major broadliners as well as local and regional distributors that provide produce and specialty meat and seafood offerings.

Does Foodbuy have a sustainability platform? chevron right

As the largest foodservice procurement organization in North America, Foodbuy embraces both the challenges and opportunities of sustainability and corporate social responsibility initiatives in the foodservice supply chain.

Foodbuy and Compass Group have strived to make positive change within the realm of sustainability by supporting local economies, sourcing sustainable seafood, implementing measures to address climate change issues and much more. Find more detail about our sustainability platform here.

How can a GPO (Group Purchasing Organization) like Foodbuy help me?chevron right

Foodbuy processes more than 33 million transactions per month. Our ability to provide extensive data analytics keeps our clients profitable, enabling them to evaluate their supply chain processes. Our secret is in our dynamic financial optimization, we offer enhanced financials to support informed decisions. This results in the right products at the right price for their unique application.

How do I find out more about becoming a Member at Foodbuy? chevron right

For more information about becoming a Member, click here and a Foodbuy representative will be in touch: Become a Customer

How do I go about ordering the products and services I need? chevron right

Foodbuy offers our Members access to Managed Order Guides (MOGs) to streamline the majority of their purchases from broadliners. Best practices in order guides managed by Foodbuy has resulted in improved compliance and reduced food cost. Additional benefits can include: a standardized ordering process; aggregation of products for stocking services with all Foodbuy customers using the same distributor; assurance distributors are providing the correct items; and product flagging which points users to products that provide the best net costs available.

What can I expect as a member of Foodbuy?chevron right

When you partner with Foodbuy, you can expect to get what you need for your business in the forms of customization, flexibility and savings. We connect our customers with the right suppliers for their business and put together winning strategies for each Member to maximize value and reduce cost whenever possible. We empower you to make the right supply chain choices for your business and offer you pure transparency along the way.

What types of products can Foodbuy offer my business?chevron right

Foodbuy manages over 600 leading manufacturers through 2,000+ contracts, offering programs with industry leaders in food, beverages, supplies, equipment and services.

Restaurant FAQs

What types of services does Foodbuy offer that are specific to commercial foodservice? chevron right

Foodbuy has many unique service offerings that are beneficial to our customers in the commercial foodservice space.

Culinary Consulting – Our team of professional chefs provides consultations on operational efficiencies, leads product cuttings, facilitates menu/recipe development and helps get costs down in your organization without compromising on value.

Webtrition® – Webtrition is our web-based proprietary ingredient, recipe and menu management solution committed to delivering best-in-class recipe database developed by our culinary leaders, a menu management tool that maintains standards and controls food costs and accurate nutrition information that meets client and customer demands.

See a full list of our value-added Foodbuy service offerings here.

Can I choose my own distributor?chevron right

Yes. Foodbuy is proud to be a distributor neutral procurement organization. We allow you to select and benefit from the distribution partner that best meets your business needs. Under the Foodbuy program, customers can choose to purchase from any of the major broadliners as well as local and regional distributors that provide produce and specialty meat and seafood offerings.

Does Foodbuy have a sustainability platform? chevron right

As the largest foodservice procurement organization in North America, Foodbuy embraces both the challenges and opportunities of sustainability and corporate social responsibility initiatives in the foodservice supply chain.

Foodbuy and Compass Group have strived to make positive change within the realm of sustainability by supporting local economies, sourcing sustainable seafood, implementing measures to address climate change issues and much more. Find more detail about our sustainability platform here.

How can a GPO (Group Purchasing Organization) like Foodbuy help me?chevron right

Foodbuy processes more than 33 million transactions per month. Our ability to provide extensive data analytics keeps our clients profitable, enabling them to evaluate their supply chain processes. Our secret is in our dynamic financial optimization, we offer enhanced financials to support informed decisions. This results in the right products at the right price for their unique application.

How do I find out more about becoming a Member at Foodbuy? chevron right

For more information about becoming a Member, click here and a Foodbuy representative will be in touch: Become a Customer

How do I go about ordering the products and services I need? chevron right

Foodbuy offers our Members access to Managed Order Guides (MOGs) to streamline the majority of their purchases from broadliners. Best practices in order guides managed by Foodbuy has resulted in improved compliance and reduced food cost. Additional benefits can include: a standardized ordering process; aggregation of products for stocking services with all Foodbuy customers using the same distributor; assurance distributors are providing the correct items; and product flagging which points users to products that provide the best net costs available.

What can I expect as a member of Foodbuy?chevron right

When you partner with Foodbuy, you can expect to get what you need for your business in the forms of customization, flexibility and savings. We connect our customers with the right suppliers for their business and put together winning strategies for each Member to maximize value and reduce cost whenever possible. We empower you to make the right supply chain choices for your business and offer you pure transparency along the way.

What types of products can Foodbuy offer my business?chevron right

Foodbuy manages over 600 leading manufacturers through 2,000+ contracts, offering programs with industry leaders in food, beverages, supplies, equipment and services.

Education FAQs

Can Foodbuy provide the detailed nutritional information that I need to best serve my customers? chevron right

Yes. Foodbuy is able to offer our Members access to Webtrition – our web-based, proprietary ingredient, recipe and menu management solution. Webtrition has numerous capabilities that allow our customers to manage ingredients, define recipes, organize menus around food costs and more.

It also provides comprehensive reporting so customers know exactly what comprises each specific meal they serve. This reporting alone has made Webitrition one of Foodbuy’s most popular services with our Education customers.

What types of products can Foodbuy offer my business?chevron right

Backed by the purchasing power of Compass Group, the largest food service management company in North America, Foodbuy has products and services to cover the needs of all types of facilities—from large, national University systems to smaller, local schools.

Whether you are looking for healthy snacks and meal options for your cafeterias or janitorial services and supplies to keep your operation clean, Foodbuy has a broad portfolio that will make your operation successful and ensure you have access to the products you need. We have over 600 manufacturer contracts with over 40,000 different SKUs.

Does Foodbuy have a sustainability platform? chevron right

As the largest foodservice procurement organization in North America, Foodbuy embraces both the challenges and opportunities of sustainability and corporate social responsibility initiatives in the foodservice supply chain.

Foodbuy and Compass Group have strived to make positive change within the realm of sustainability by supporting local economies, sourcing sustainable seafood, implementing measures to address climate change issues and much more. Find more detail about our sustainability platform here.

Can I choose my own distributor?chevron right

Yes. Foodbuy is proud to be a distributor neutral procurement organization. We allow you to select and benefit from the distribution partner that best meets your business needs. Under the Foodbuy program, customers can choose to purchase from any of the major broadliners as well as local and regional distributors that provide produce and specialty meat and seafood offerings.

How can a GPO (Group Purchasing Organization) like Foodbuy help me?chevron right

Foodbuy processes more than 33 million transactions per month. Our ability to provide extensive data analytics keeps our clients profitable, enabling them to evaluate their supply chain processes. Our secret is in our dynamic financial optimization, we offer enhanced financials to support informed decisions. This results in the right products at the right price for their unique application.

How do I find out more about becoming a Member at Foodbuy? chevron right

For more information about becoming a Member, click here and a Foodbuy representative will be in touch: Become a Customer

How do I go about ordering the products and services I need? chevron right

Foodbuy offers our Members access to Managed Order Guides (MOGs) to streamline the majority of their purchases from broadliners. Best practices in order guides managed by Foodbuy has resulted in improved compliance and reduced food cost. Additional benefits can include: a standardized ordering process; aggregation of products for stocking services with all Foodbuy customers using the same distributor; assurance distributors are providing the correct items; and product flagging which points users to products that provide the best net costs available.

What can I expect as a member of Foodbuy?chevron right

When you partner with Foodbuy, you can expect to get what you need for your business in the forms of customization, flexibility and savings. We connect our customers with the right suppliers for their business and put together winning strategies for each Member to maximize value and reduce cost whenever possible. We empower you to make the right supply chain choices for your business and offer you pure transparency along the way.

What types of products can Foodbuy offer my business?chevron right

Foodbuy manages over 600 leading manufacturers through 2,000+ contracts, offering programs with industry leaders in food, beverages, supplies, equipment and services.

Supplier FAQs

Who are Foodbuy's members?chevron right

Foodbuy’s largest single member is Compass Group, the largest food service management company in North America. Foodbuy’s members span a variety of channels from hospitality to commercial restaurants to healthcare and include many of the most recognizable and trusted brands in the industry.

What are the benefits of becoming a supplier to Foodbuy?chevron right

As a procurement company, Foodbuy offers unparalleled market reach by promoting sales through its network of members as well as delivering data-driven insights to maximize program value and uncover new opportunities.

What types of products and services do Foodbuy members purchase?chevron right

In addition to purchasing food through broadline distribution, Foodbuy members buy many types of disposable packaging and cleaning supplies. Members are also able to take advantage of many direct service and supply programs through Foodbuy, which include wireless services, pest control, and uniform rentals.

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