Sheetz and Category One Announce Successful Milestone in eSourcing Relationship

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Category One's services deliver great ROI for leading retailer.

Category One, a California based provider of reverse auction and eRFX services and technology, and Sheetz, Inc. a leading operator of Convenience Stores, announced they have reached and exceeded a savings milestone through the application of Category One's sourcing technology. Sheetz has reached over a ten-fold return on their investment in eSourcing technology and practices.

"The Category One e-sourcing process and technology has been in place for over three years, and the results continue to grow," says Bill Ruggles, Sr. Purchasing Manager at Sheetz, Inc. "Category One has helped us identify the key categories, and provided us with leading edge auction technology. The result has exceeded our expectations. What is astounding is that it continues to deliver year after year."

"Sheetz is clearly the role model for both the Convenience and Foodservice industries. Their commitment to great food, fast service and broad selection requires a streamlined procurement process. It also requires a great supply chain." says Joe Buchanan, Managing Director with Category One. "Sheetz is a power user of our tools in every sense, from screening suppliers for safety and testing compliance, to negotiating low costs on store supplies. Their return on investment is impressive to say the least."

About Sheetz, Inc.
Established by Bob Sheetz as a single store in 1952, Altoona, Pennsylvania, based Sheetz, Inc. is one of America's fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains, with more than $3.8 billion in revenue in 2006 and over 11,000 employees. The company operates 339 convenience locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio and North Carolina. Sheetz provides an award- winning menu of Made-to-Order subs, sandwiches and salads, which are ordered through unique touch-screen order point terminals. Sheetz currently ranks 79 on the Forbes list of largest private companies. All Sheetz convenience stores are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For more information, visit Sheetz on the Web at or call (800) 487-5444.

About Category One
Based near Los Angeles, Category One ( was formed in 2003 by Supply Chain and Technology Leaders to focus on delivering e-sourcing expertise to several verticals, including Grocery, Convenience, Logistics, and Food. Category One maintains thousands of vendor contacts in the verticals they support. The Category One technology is provided on a SaaS (Software as a Service) basis, on either a full or self service basis. Virtually all of Category One's clients report a return on investment exceeding 2 or 3 times the cost of the service. Category One partners with Portum AG, a leading European provider of eProcurement Technology. Contact Category One at mshanley @ or 1-877-526-1183.

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