What is a Buying Group2019-09-30T08:32:30-06:00

What is a Foodservice Buying Group?

“A buying group is an organization made up of small businesses that band together so they can negotiate as a larger group with vendors to receive better pricing and terms on goods and services.”

Why does working with a dealer that’s part of a restaurant equipment buying group matter?

As members of the Excell foodservice equipment buying group, dealers are supported and backed by a combined nationwide network of 306 foodservice equipment dealers and suppliers. Our members share one goal: to provide solutions and service operators’ needs. A partnership with an Excell foodservice equipment dealer guarantees operators connect to a local expert who keeps abreast of changing technology, is skilled in providing personalized product recommendations, unparalleled service, and always puts operators’ needs first.

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HOW EXCELL SUPPORTS OUR PARTNERS:

STRONGER TOGETHER

OUR PARTNERSHIP

As forward-thinking leaders & technology trailblazers, we grow our partner’s businesses for a competitive future – maximizing group purchasing to become pioneers in the marketplace, and ultimately, driving success to the end-users through access to the largest network of dealers and vendors across the nation.

UNSURPASSED PROGRAMS

LEVERAGE OUR PURCHASING POWER

Excell focuses on building close relationships with vendors to leverage purchasing power, enhance procurement services, and offer the best available pricing, cash discounts, freight programs, rebates and much more.

COMPREHENSIVE CENTRALIZED ACCOUNTING

SAVING DEALERS A FULL-TIME EMPLOYEE

Excell offers a comprehensive centralized accounting function, encompassing vendor invoicing, payment processing, and rebate management services. This allows you to devote more attention to customer service and equipment supply to your independent foodservice clients.

IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS

OUR TRAINING AND EDUCATION GIVE YOU AN EDGE

With a strong pulse on industry trends, and armed with an array of educational resources, our dealers are at the forefront of commercial foodservice industry trends, products and innovations. Our dealers take part in live, hands-on vendor training and receive access to the most robust online education and training portal in the industry: Cutting Edge EDU. Dealers also receive access to one-of-a-kind peer groups and sales coaching experiences.

MULTI-CHANNEL MARKETING PROGRAM

DRIVE TRAFFIC AND SALES

Excell has developed a multi-channel marketing strategy to provide dealers the tools they need to be successful.

Dealer partners receive access to high-quality, professional, and inexpensive print and digital marketing options. These help to enhance dealership image, gain credibility with restaurant owner end-users, and help drive traffic and sales to your showroom and website.

ANNUAL NETWORKING EVENT

BUILD LIFE-LONG BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS

The Annual Conference is a highlight for members of our restaurant dealer group. The Annual Conference gives dealers the opportunity to interact with other dealers in the group, as well as the attending vendors. Many lifelong associations are developed during the conference.

TRAILBLAZING TECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS

KEEP ABREAST OF INDUSTRY TRENDS

Excell’s fully integrated and interactive member website offers the information and tools that food equipment distributors need to grow a restaurant supply business.

SUPERIOR CUSTOMER SERVICE

OUR PARTNERS ARE THE PURPOSE OF OUR WORK

Our #1 priority is you. We believe in our services and hold ourselves to the highest standards. Our partners are the purpose of our work. We will devote ourselves to your success. You can count on us.

Our restaurant purchasing group members bring credibility to operator’s businesses by increasing positive perception among consumers and elevating visibility in the industry.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I join Excell versus remain an independent dealership?2019-09-26T07:16:08-06:00

Excell realizes industry challenges and thinks forward to provide resources and solutions to fit our members’ needs. Excell leverages its combined buying power to negotiate great programs that will help you compete with larger dealers and increase your bottom line.

What are the benefits of joining Excell?2019-09-26T07:17:16-06:00

Our professionally-run management team challenges the status quo. As forward-thinking leaders and technology trailblazers of the foodservice buying group landscape, we grow our dealer and vendor’s businesses for a competitive future – maximizing their group purchasing to become pioneers in the marketplace, and ultimately, driving success to the end-users through access to the largest network of dealers and vendors across the nation.

We are an extension of each dealer’s success. Enabling competitive procurement strategies that seamlessly blend with each dealer’s personal touch.

Dealers enjoy access to best-in-class reporting tools, unsurpassed vendor programs, comprehensive centralized accounting services, online education through proprietary training platforms, in-person and virtual educational seminars, attendance to our coveted annual networking event and admission into the industry’s most diverse multi-channel marketing program.

Our vendor partners have access to our coveted network of committed, growth-focused dealers who value our vendor programs and drive volume loyalty.

What sets Excell apart from other buying groups?2019-09-26T07:18:06-06:00

We are passionate about building and maintaining relationships in order to foster a community of growth. Our goals include driving mutual success and enriching the lives of our restaurant buying group partners with a customer-centric and people first attitude. Our community is our highest priority and that makes all the difference.

What does a partnership with Excell look like?2019-09-26T07:19:05-06:00

Our partners experience daily and direct access to our buying group team and experience our values first-hand. We see ourselves as an extension of each dealer’s success.

What’s your secret to running a successful buying group?2019-09-26T07:20:21-06:00

People First. We listen and realize industry challenges and think forward to provide services and resources to channel that energy into directions of growth, opportunity and solutions to fit our membership’s needs.

Partners experience daily and direct access to our buying group team and experience our values first-hand. It is no secret that our success stems from having a strategic focus that is built on a customer-centric foundation.

We employ a talented and culture-oriented team who are driven to go one step further to relentlessly improve upon our member’s businesses.

And, of course, the true testament to our community is the time we take together to enjoy the journey.

(Company Values: People First, Customer Centric, Go One Step Further, Relentless Improvement, Think Forward and Enjoy the Journey.)

How does your buying group give back to the community?2019-09-26T07:21:48-06:00

Our dealers and vendors united in 2018 to build a new kitchen that serves 33,000 charitable meals annually. $90,000 worth of foodservice equipment was donated by our members, at no cost. The actions of our partners truly make our communities “Stronger Together.”

Excell’s nonprofit, Cooking Up Better Lives, allows restaurant equipment dealers and vendors the opportunity to advance in corporate good and social responsibility. We provide an organized and national coordinating body for the foodservice equipment buying group industry to streamline, leverage and procure products and services to build a new kitchen at low to no cost.

To learn more, please visit our website: www.CookingUpBetterLives.org

How do I join?2019-09-26T07:23:16-06:00

To learn more about membership requirements and the benefits of being in a group purchasing organization, please request an information packet here or call 720-361-1913 to speak to our sales representative.