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              Avendra Adds and Renews Dozens of Suppliers for its
                         Core Procurement Programs


ROCKVILLE, MD – June 7, 2004 – Avendra LLC, the hospitality industry’s leading

procurement services company with nearly $2 billion in purchasing volume, announced

today it has reached agreements with over 50 suppliers in the first four months of 2004.

These high quality suppliers will become part of Avendra’s available programs and are

leaders in their respective product and service categories.



Avendra offers its customers comprehensive procurement solutions and unparalleled

expertise. Its core programs are comprised of contracts with over 900 suppliers offering

quality, service level guarantees, and significant cost savings. Further, Avendra’s quality

assurance team ensures its customers receive the specified quality through hundreds of

yearly on-site audits in manufacturing plants, distribution centers and at customer

locations. Avendra's customer support teams leverage proprietary reporting capabilities

to ensure customer satisfaction by providing additional analysis and expert advice

around purchasing behavior and operations.



Avendra’s contracting professionals specialize in contracting for a discrete set of

products or services. Scott Hollis, senior vice president of procurement for Avendra

explains, “We have dozens of subject matter experts bringing a specialized

understanding of their particular areas to the strategic contracting process. For example,
the person responsible for negotiating our shrimp contracts is an expert on the product

in many ways: industry specific knowledge of how the product is handled and used;

insight, understanding and access to supply chain operations; customer service level

needs as well as value pricing, all of which are imbedded in the contracting process and

result in the best shrimp program for our customers. This level of knowledge and

experience is found across all of our contracting associates whether they contract for

shrimp, sanitizing chemicals, linens, toner cartridges or any of the other products and

services that we have under contract.”



Regarding the agreements completed this year Hollis comments, “We are proud to

renew old relationships as well as add new, prestigious suppliers to our offering. These

suppliers represent the best in the market. They were selected for their strong

reputations, respected brands, quality products and services, innovation and

commitment to serving customers, and we look forward to working with them.”



The agreements listed below fall into six categories: Food and Beverage, Room

Operations, Engineering, Administrative Services, Spa, and Golf.

Food & Beverage
Allavoix – Smoked Salmon
Alsco - Rental Linens
Ambassador Fine Foods – Fine Foods
Arizona Beverages – Bottled Beverages
Asbury Towels – Disposable Wiping Cloths
Azar Nut Company – Mixed Nuts
CAL-MIL – Plastic, Wire & Wood for Beverage and Food Serving, Displaying and
Merchandising
Cambro – Plastic Smallwares
Cargill/Emmpak Foods – Meats
Chef Solutions – Pre-made Salads
Chocolates a la carte – Chocolates, Specialty Chocolates
ConAgra Foodservice – Eggbeaters
DW Haber – Silver/Stainless Holloware/Silver Replating
Dannon – Yogurt
DeBoer Vinings – Special Event Tents
Dixie Foodservice – Disposable plates, cups, bowls, plastics and cutlery
Fiji Waters – Bottled Water – Single Serve Containers
Hebrew National – Kosher Foods
Hope’s Cookies – Cookies
Koala Kare Products – Booster Seats/Changing Tables – Family Friendly Products
Koch Poultry – Frozen Chicken
Kraft Foodservice – Coffee
Lambeth Groves – Fresh Orange Juice
MF Foley – National Fresh Seafood
Maplehurst Bakeries – Bagels and English Muffins
Maui Muffins – Muffin Batter
Mayorga Coffee – Coffee
Niman Ranch – Bacon and Smoked Meats
Otis Spunkmeyer – Cookies and Cookie Dough
Pinnacle Foods Corporation - Aunt Jemima Brand Frozen Pancake and Waffles
Reser’s Fine Foods – Pre-made salads
Sweetheart Cup – Disposable Cups
Tronex – Disposable latex, vinyl and PE gloves
Unilever Ice Cream - Ice Cream


Room Operations
Lake Champlain Chocolates – turndown chocolates
Salter Housewares – Bathroom scales

Engineering
Facility Services, Inc. – Kitchen Fabrication and Installation
Hospitality Safe Corporation – In-Room Safes
Schindler Elevator Corporation – Elevator Maintenance
USA Technologies – Energy Saving Products
Xpert Fit - Replacement Lenses
Zenith – Televisions

Administrative Services
Arch Wireless – Wireless Messaging Services
The Beanstalk Group – Promotional Items
University Services – Medical Review Officers for Drug Testing

Spa
B. Kamins, Chemist – Esthetician products (moisturizers/creams)
June Jacobs Labs – Spa Amenities
Kerstin Florian - Spa Products
MD Skincare – Esthetician products (moisturizers/creams)
Phytomer – Face and body care products
Sothys – Esthetician Supplies
Golf and Retail
Bags and Bows – Retail Packaging Products
TyCrop – Golf Turf Equipment



About Avendra LLC
Avendra is North America’s leading procurement services company serving hospitality-
related industries. Avendra customers gain access to contracts leveraging $2 billion of
annual purchases, expert advisory services and in-depth purchasing data and analysis.
Through Avendra, customers obtain substantial savings on their purchases and other
value added services to improve their operations and bottom line results. Formed in
2001, the company is headquartered in Rockville, MD and has regional offices
throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, please call toll free,
(866) AVENDRA, visit www.avendra.com, or email inquiries to info@avendra.com.

				
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