Giant Eagle inks deal with FoodLink on fresh food supply

LOS GATOS, Calif. — FoodLink, an online network for fresh food retailers, wholesalers and suppliers, on Tuesday announced its status as a certified partner to Giant Eagle. With 228 supermarket locations, Giant Eagle is one of the largest produce buyers in the country, FoodLink stated.

“We strive to offer our customers a wide selection of fresh, high-quality products at low everyday prices,” stated Craig Ignatz, VP produce at Giant Eagle. “FoodLink will be an important part of helping improve our operations to better serve these customers through more effective sourcing and partnering with a wide network of perishable goods suppliers.”

FoodLink is an online network that connects all of the participants in a fragmented perishable goods supply chain. The network consists of more than 2,000 retail grocers and their fresh food suppliers, including carriers and third-party brokers and wholesalers. The network helps retailers manage the fresh food category to source products at competitive prices while reducing waste and inefficiencies across the supply chain.

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