Dallas, TX (PRWEB) December 14, 2009
When the GPO (group purchasing organization) Dining Alliance begins servicing a market with its negotiated contract buying services – especially in a challenging economic environment – it’s always with the advice and guidance of the restaurant owners and operators established therein.
The formation of a local advisory board is key to the Dining Alliance strategy. “By tasking a local board of restaurateurs with the selection and approval of our vendor contracts, a huge degree of flexibility is created that targets the specific price and quality requirements of the Dallas market,” says John Davie, Dining Alliance President and CEO. “When backed up with the buying power that a billion-plus dollars of purchases that our members around the country represent, a huge purchasing advantage becomes available. Quality is improved and the cost of goods and services goes down – a lot.” He adds. “Our national presence gets the attention of the best suppliers,” Davie continues. “Our vendors realize that the discounts and value-added services they provide to our members are more than outweighed by the increase in business they see when we start promoting savings within the group. It’s a win-win for everyone involved.”
In the case of their recent entry to Dallas and Fort Worth, the company turned to Bobby Cox’s Matt Kremzar to help with just that. On the subject of finding vendor programs and securing discounts and supplier rebates, Kremzar states, “As a purchasing professional I tackle the biggest rocks in the sandbox every day, most often it’s the biggest ones that catch the most attention. Dining Alliance is a terrific resource because their system catches ALL the rocks. It’s a seamless way for restaurants to drain cost out of their operating expense without impacting their guests. It’s a no-cost no-risk proposition.” Kremzar supervises purchasing for the company’s 49 restaurants including Rosa’s Café, Texas Burger, and Taco Villas.
The benefits of Dining Alliance’s group buying don’t stop just at price savings from local vendors. The group also negotiates rebates with hundreds of national manufacturers on thousands of items and will automatically process claims on behalf of its members.
Dining Alliance has foodservice members and over 50 service personnel located throughout the country. Some key areas of concentration are Upstate NY and Boston, MA, Baltimore, MD, Washington, DC, Pittsburgh, PA, Atlanta GA and Phoenix, AZ. The company is currently working to expand local services strategically to most US major markets. It offers a variety of benefits including its MAP volume rebate service to all its members on a national basis, and completely free of charge.
For more information, visit http://www.diningalliance.com.
Dining Alliance, Inc. has been providing members with advanced contract price management services since 1997. They currently manage $1 billion in purchasing power for over 6500 foodservice locations. Local service providers are hand selected from a proven pool of applicants by an appointed board of local industry leaders. Manufacturer rebate claim fulfillment services, broadline consulting, existing vendor audits, and credit card processing audits are just a few of the programs available. http://www.diningalliance.com