Acquire Services has launched FoodTradeDirect to provide online group buying to small independent operators such as pubs, care homes, independent schools and academies.
FoodTradeDirect aims to bring the process together in one, simple to use web portal that does all the hard work. The site will enable access to suppliers in all the major foodservice categories including grocery, frozen and dairy through to laundry and waste services with a system behind it purchasing over £250m worth of catering products every year.
Users can select suppliers from the portfolio, or they can specify their own preferred suppliers. Once their unique supplier database has been set up all the required supplier information and associated price files are uploaded to the users' exclusive FoodTradeDirect web portal.
Other features of the new service from Acquire Services include: a free invoice management service, a dedicated support team and Green10 an integral dashboard which allows caterers to track their sustainability performance.