SpecPage and 1SYNC Announce Foodservice Leader Perkins’ Implementation

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In a combined announcement today, 1SYNC, the world’s largest data pool, and SpecPage, the most comprehensive resource for product marketing information in the foodservice and jan/san industries, announced today that they have implemented their best practices product information solution for Perkins, a leading wholesale distributor of products for the foodservice industry. Perkins is now receiving complete and accurate electronic product data from their suppliers through 1SYNC’s data pool through their customized SpecPage product catalog

In a combined announcement today, 1SYNC, the world’s largest data pool, and SpecPage, the most comprehensive resource for product marketing information in the foodservice and jan/san industries, announced today that they have implemented their best practices product information solution for Perkins, a leading wholesale distributor of products for the foodservice industry. Perkins is now receiving complete and accurate electronic product data from their suppliers through 1SYNC’s data pool through their customized SpecPage product catalog.

“We’re thrilled with Perkins’ leadership. They are driving their business with the most robust and accurate data source available in the industry to best service their customers, their internal needs and their suppliers,” said Paul Meunier, CEO of SpecPage.

As a leading wholesale distributor of products for the Foodservice Industry, Perkins distributes all categories of food, disposable paper products, janitorial cleaning items, and offers an extensive kitchen equipment and supplies selection. Further, as a sub-set of its janitorial division Perkins presents a complete ware-wash and laundry care program.

Perkins recognized the need to access more complete accurate data through the 1SYNC/SpecPage partnership to provide its customers with the most robust, up-to-date, product information available, and drive inefficiencies and related costs out of their own operations. In addition, because the data standards and global data synchronization process adheres to voluntary standards recommended by Foodservice GS1 US Standards Initiative, Perkins reduces the burden and related costs on its suppliers to provide data in varying formats to its customers.

“The winning combination of SpecPage and 1SYNC has helped Perkins to bring in the industry’s most complete and accurate GS1 data source to our customers, our purchasing team, and our operations team. These talented technology partners fully understand our business processes and the daily challenges of life in foodservice distribution. Best of all, our implementation process was fast, pain-free and extremely cost effective,” said Larry Perkins, President of Perkins.

“As an early adopter of GS1 standards and global data synchronization, Perkins is a true leader in the foodservice industry’s efforts to drive supply chain excellence with complete and accurate data. We’re proud to help them execute their vision,” said Dan Wilkinson, Vice President of 1SYNC.

About Perkins
Family-owned since its founding in 1915, Perkins is New England's leading independent wholesale distributor of foodservice and sanitary maintenance supplies, with Distribution Centers in Taunton, MA, New Windsor, NY and Springfield, MA, Westbrook ME, and three Restaurant Super Store’s. Servicing customers ranging from casual and fine dining to healthcare, bakeries, schools, lodging, building maintenance companies, Perkins’ 650 employees are committed to excellence and going the extra mile, every day, in every way.

About 1SYNC™
1SYNC™, the largest certified data pool in the Global Data Synchronization Network® (GDSN®), is dedicated to the implementation of standards-based, global supplychain solutions. The 1SYNC community currently consists of 50 leading retailers and more than 5,000 suppliers worldwide. These implementations comprise data for more than 5 million items Synchronized in the GDSN. 1SYNC offers a robust, easy-to-use solution that can reduce costly data errors and increase supply-chain efficiencies for companies of all sizes. For more information, visit http://www.1SYNC.org.

About SpecPage
SpecPage is a dynamic database of marketing focused item information for the Food Service, Jan/San, and Restaurant Supplies Industries. The item information includes detailed specifications, video, MSDS, ingredients and health information, as well as a graphic of the item. SpecPage can also provide distributors and suppliers with a total internet solution that covers ecommerce and catalog information as well as full website design/redesign and Search Engine Marketing solutions. In addition, SpecPage is the owner of the fastest growing food service website http://www.Anything4Restaurants.com . For more information, visit http://www.Specpage.com.

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