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BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc. is leveraging fresh food commerce and traceability solutions provider FoodLink’s buying platform to assist in the sourcing and purchasing of fresh produce across its 15-state chain.
“Produce is an increasingly important category for our club members, and we are always looking for ways to provide high quality products at a value,” said Jeff Desroches, SVP, director of logistics, BJ’s Wholesale Club. “FoodLink will help us improve supply chain visibility into market data and enable us to work closely with our suppliers to better meet the needs of our members.”
Westborough, Mass.-based BJ's operates warehouse clubs in the eastern U.S., and carries more than 7,000 items. By placing all produce orders via FoodLink, BJ’s joins a network that already includes major retailers and wholesalers such as Ahold USA, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG) and Roundy’s Supermarkets.
FoodLink was developed to enable a true “field to store” supply chain that helps reduce waste, improve freshness and enhance food safety. The network consists of more than 2,000 retail grocers and their fresh food suppliers, including growers, shippers, carriers and third-party brokers and wholesalers.