“What’s in a name?”
The rhetorical question once famously posed by Sir William Shakespeare still rings true today regarding our next Leader in Club + Resort, ClubProcure™.
After serving the private club and golf course industry for over 25 years as VGM Club, this group purchasing organization saw the opportunity to refine their brand recently when they merged with Compass Group U.S.A.’s Foodbuy division in December 2018.
“The name ClubProcure™ speaks for itself explaining precisely who we are here to serve and how we are here to help” said Tony Beuter, President of ClubProcure™.
“Our company has always offered great programs and services and, now as a division of Foodbuy, we can offer even more resources and benefits for club chefs and food & beverage managers.”
Those expanded culinary benefits include regional programs with produce, meat, seafood, and dairy along with an alcohol program. The Top Shelf Bar Program is the first of its kind in the country club space.
“For years members have asked for a purchasing program for beer, wine, and spirits. Legislative restrictions held us back with our traditional approach, but we never stopped searching for a solution,” said Mike Sawyer, ClubProcure’s Vice President of Business Development.
“Then we looked through another lens. That coupled with the ideas and support of a number of leading alcohol brands has now given us the way to provide an entirely new benefit for our participating members.”
ClubProcure’s membership community of over 4,000 clubs and courses continue to rely on the company’s experienced team finding opportunities of all shapes and sizes.
“I had a long-time member call me recently and ask, ‘What’s up with the new name?” said Cam Schultz, Vice President Marketing for ClubProcure™.
“After explaining just a few of the new programs, I heard him chuckle and say ‘Glad I asked. There definitely is a lot more in the name ClubProcure™.”
ClubProcure is the nation’s leading group purchasing organization for the private club and golf course industry. ClubProcure provides discounts, volume allowances, and other incentives from over 450 supplier partners to their membership community of nearly 4,000 private clubs and golf courses nationwide. Established in 1994 as VGM Club, ClubProcure is now a subsidiary of Foodbuy, the largest foodservice procurement and supply chain solutions organization in North America. For more information, please visit www.clubprocure.com.
1111 West San Marnan Drive
Waterloo, IA 50701