Chain Store Guide To Supply Content For Blue Book Online Services

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Atlanta, GA, USA @ the PMA Fresh Summit--Date: October 15, 2011

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"Chain Store Guide is a leader in supplying highly valued business intelligence, and the custom integration of CSG content into BBOS will equip users with even more information, helping to facilitate faster, better decisions.”
-Carmen Vasquez-Perez,

Blue Book Members will soon have convenient access to select content provided by Chain Store Guide (CSG) via Blue Book Online Services (BBOS). In specific, six CSG data elements on top supermarket chain stores and wholesale grocers will be available on BBOS via the company details and Business Report. Members will find the additional information makes it even easier to thoroughly research these supply chain partners.

“Blue Book listings provide specialized, industry specific business information that helps to facilitate the trading of fresh produce across the globe,” says Jim Carr, president and chief executive of Blue Book Services, Inc., “The addition of select data from Chain Store Guide will provide our members with a broader perspective of the operations and market coverage of top chain stores and wholesale grocers.”

Produce sellers trust Blue Book listings for their accuracy in reporting buying personnel, line purchasing responsibilities, commodities handled, unloading guidance, and much more. Yet, sales, marketing, and credit personnel can evaluate opportunities more thoroughly with an expanded view of the business which includes, for example, data about a wholesale grocers’ geographic trading area or a chain stores’ total selling square footage.

For over 80 years, Chain Store Guide has been the leading provider of comprehensive and definitive retail and foodservice intelligence to businesses around the world. CSG details all major retailers, restaurants, distributors, and wholesalers in the United States and Canada with contact information on over 800,000 establishments.

“Chain Store Guide is a leader in supplying highly valued business intelligence,” says Carmen Vasquez-Perez, Director of Sales & Marketing, “and the custom integration of CSG content into BBOS will equip users with even more information, helping to facilitate faster, better decisions.”
There will be no additional charge to access the base CSG content. “Our newest working relationship with CSG combines with content syndication arrangements already in place to tangibly demonstrate that adding more value to Blue Book Membership remains a top priority,” confirms Carr.

Though Blue Book Services is announcing this new working arrangement today, the BBOS functionality to display the CSG content is presently in development and, following testing, is expected to be available in the fourth quarter of 2011.

About Blue Book Services, Inc.:
Blue Book Services is a leading credit and marketing information agency, serving the international wholesale produce industry since 1901 and now serving the international wholesale lumber and forest products industry. Suppliers, buyers, brokers, and transporters alike rely on Blue Book ratings, reports, and information to make safe, informed, and profitable business decisions. For more information about Blue Book Services, visit us at http://www.producebluebook.com , http://www.lumberbluebook.com, or http://www.bluebookservices.com .

Media Contact for Blue Book Services:
Whitney Spagnola, Marketing Leader
Carol Stream, IL
Phone: 630.668.3500 (ext. 727)
E-mail: wspagnola(at)bluebookservices(dot)com

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Carmen Vasquez-Perez, Director of Sales & Marketing