Network Distribution®, a global distribution organization, is extending its partnership as supplier to Whole Foods Market. Trade partners since 2016, Network provides food packaging, store supplies, and front-end bags to the grocery retailer.
Following the launch of a business relationship five years ago, Network became the single provider of store supplies, reducing Whole Foods’ distribution partners from six to one. By consolidating with one distributor, Network provided centralized administrative and ecommerce solutions for cohesion across all Whole Foods retail locations.
Originally committed to service eight regions across the United States, success of the centralized program led to Network’s award of business for all 11 regions, covering the entire country.
In serving a grocery partner who not only sells food but who creates a culture and experience for their shoppers, Network provides quality, sustainable, customized solutions to support the Whole Foods’ purpose of setting a standard of excellence for food retailers. Network Vice President of Business Development, Dave Smith commented, “Whole Foods joins a group of large grocery partners in Network’s portfolio who require highly customized local service excellence coupled with the supply chain, logistical planning, and strategic support requirements at the corporate level.”
Whole Foods Market operates more than 500 stores in the US across 43 states, with an additional 40 new locations in the pipeline.
The five year contract renewal is effective October 1, 2021.