Dining Alliance, the Nation’s Leading Restaurant Buying Group Awards Acme Paper and Supply Company the Winner of a Three-Year Contract

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Restaurants in Washington DC and Baltimore MD enjoy the purchasing power now available to them through the Dining Alliance.

Dining Alliance Baltimore-Washington recently announced that family owned Acme Paper and Supply Company, located in Savage, MD, is the winner of a competitive bid to be Dining Alliance’s approved vendor for foodservice packaging, cleaning supplies, smallwares and equipment.

This will mean a significant savings for local members of the Dining Alliance. “We are excited to bring Acme Paper and Supply Company on board for our members. It was their reputation for bringing value added services, a broad selection of products and aggressive pricing, that made them the correct choice for our Baltimore-Washington DC members,” said John Davie, President of Dining Alliance.

During these challenging economic times, restaurant owners are looking to cut costs without sacrificing quality. The local Dining Alliance board of advisors received bids from two other paper and disposables suppliers but voted unanimously for Acme Paper and Supply Company. The initial price comparisons are showing over a 10% savings to members. This aligns with Acme Paper’s history and philosophy of providing customized solutions to clients, which ultimately has a positive impact on their bottom line.    

“We are excited to partner with the Dining Alliance here in the Baltimore-Washington area. Acme Paper has been in this area for a long time and we are committed to servicing the restaurant and hospitality businesses throughout the region,” said Steve Attman, Vice President of Acme Paper and Supply Company.

The Dining Alliance Baltimore-Washington Board of Advisors consists of well respected and seasoned restaurant owners and chef’s in the area: Linda Armellino of Bilbo Baggins, Paul Debridgida of The Spare Rib Express and Kegler’s Pub and Sports Bar, Mike Nicholas of Dukes Bar and Grill and Monroe Zeffert of Zeffert and Gold Catering.

Dining Alliance has over 50 member service personnel placed throughout Upstate NY, Boston MA, Baltimore-Washington DC, Pittsburgh PA, Atlanta GA, Dallas, TX Seattle WA and Phoenix AZ. For over 11 years, the company has been increasing profits for their members with outstanding contract negotiations and the ability to audit price compliance.

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

Acme Paper and Supply Company, founded in 1946, is one of the largest distributors of restaurant equipment & smallwares, janitorial supplies & cleaning equipment, food service disposable packaging, retail packaging, and industrial packaging in the Mid-Atlantic region. The company has warehouses and distribution centers in Savage, MD and Richmond, VA.


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