GDSN® Initiative

Foodbuy is the nation’s largest group purchasing organization in the foodservice industry. Wholly owned by Compass Group,Foodbuy secures contracts not just for Compass Group operators, but for more than 60 other members across a range of business sectors,including healthcare, senior living, education, business & industry, airline catering, airport foodservice, vending, hospitality, resorts and more. Altogether, our customers serve meals in more than 80,000 locationsevery day. Based in Charlotte NC, Compass Group North America reported $14.5 billion in revenues in 2015. With over 500,000 associates worldwide, its parent company, UK-based Compass Group PLC had revenues of £17.8 billion in the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015.

Foodbuy is proud to be one of the 70 companies who led the voluntary adoption and implementation of GS1 standards within the foodservice industry, believing that this open data exchange between trading partners offers tremendous supply chain efficiencies.

We fully support the Global Data Synchronization Network and are counting on our supplier partners to do the same. The links to the right provide further direction as to the steps our supplier partners should take to provide both transactional and marketing GTIN data.

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