Following its recent merger with Compass Group U.S.A.’s Foodbuy division, the group purchasing organization that has served private clubs and the golf course industry since 1994 has adopted the new name to “explain precisely who we are here to serve, and how we are here to help,” says ClubProcure President Tony Beuter.
VGM Club, the Waterloo, Iowa-based group purchasing organization that has served the private club and golf course industry since 1994, has changed its corporate name to ClubProcure. The name change follows the company’s recent merger with Compass Group U.S.A’s Foodbuy division, North America’s leading procurement services organization.
Established in 1994, ClubProcure is the nation’s leading group purchasing organization for the private club and golf course industry. ClubProcure provides volume discounts and allowances and other incentives from over 450 supplier partners to a membership community of nearly 4,000 private clubs and golf courses nationwide.
“The name ClubProcure explains 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 to superintendents and club managers and now, as a division of Foodbuy, we will offer even more resources and benefits for club chefs and food and beverage managers.”
Added Cam Schultz, ClubProcure’s Vice President of Marketing: “The ClubProcure name is an exciting way for us to announce our latest offerings moving forward. The eProcurement platform empowers users to streamline purchasing activities and drive efficiencies. Our team is looking forward to showing clubs the advantages of this technology and the additional benefits it will provide.”
Along with the name change and the heightened contract offerings for customers, ClubProcure also announced an enhanced membership benefit called OneSource, a Cloud-based purchasing software.
Foodbuy, LLC is the largest foodservice procurement and supply chain solutions organization in North America, and the sole sourcing partner for its parent company, Compass Group North America. Foodbuy manages more than $20 billion in purchase volume, providing an industry-leading edge when negotiating contracts for Compass Group and Foodbuy members.
Foodbuy’s focus is on procurement, to provide a unique blend of purchasing savvy, product expertise, proven strategic processes and data analytics that integrates sourcing, category development, and distribution. Foodbuy’s business model, sustainability initiatives, and commitment to supplier diversity creates a substantial competitive advantage, and the value it delivers to customers has led to significant growth that has made Foodbuy the largest, yet most collaborative procurement organization in the United States.