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Intesource, a PROACTIS company

April 19, 2016 10:30 ET

Bashas' Advances Procurement Performance With Intesource, a PROACTIS company

Iconic Family-Owned Grocer Realizes More Than $10M With Managed Sourcing Services

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwired - April 19, 2016) - Bashas' Family of Stores, an Arizona-based family-owned and -operated grocery chain with more than 115 locations, has renewed its partnership with Intesource, the go-to provider of eSourcing services for grocers, retailers and restaurants. Partners since 2000, the grocery chain relies on Intesource's managed sourcing services to foster greater transparency and efficiency in procurement and uncover new value across all aspects of its sourcing processes.

Bashas' procurement team works with Intesource to get the best value possible from suppliers and maintain control over pricing, terms and service levels. The approach has led to tremendous process efficiencies, particularly in collecting information from vendors and bringing a wider variety of categories to auction.

"Providing our customers with high-quality products at an affordable price is very important to us," said Jim Buhr, chief financial officer and chief innovation officer at Bashas'. "By complementing our internal procurement team with Intesource, we are better positioned to source new categories, scale operations on demand, and uncover new savings and supply sources that we can pass on directly to our customers."

As one of Intesource's first clients, Bashas' has executed thousands of sourcing projects and secured millions in savings. Recently, Bashas' has enjoyed success in the following categories:

  • 21.3 percent savings on rotisserie chicken ovens 
  • 54.6 percent savings on pharmacy receivables management
  • 22.0 percent savings on Cisco 4G devices
  • 42.1 percent savings on foil bakeware
  • 36.9 percent savings on custom dinner napkins

"Grocery retailers are under immense pressure to maintain customer loyalty by keeping prices low and value high," said Brian Miller, vice president of strategic services at Intesource. "With the grocery industry today as competitive and volatile as ever, procurement needs to become the stabilizing function - enabling organizations to produce better margins, offer more compelling products, reduce risk and create efficiencies across the entire business." 

To learn more about what to look for when choosing an eSourcing provider, download Intesource's latest report, The eSourcing Buyers' Guide.

About Intesource, a PROACTIS company

Intesource eliminates operational headaches from the sourcing equation by offering the industry's only enterprise wide, unlimited, full-service e-sourcing package. Intesource's turnkey approach to e-sourcing consistently drives double-digit savings without requiring additional staff or process overhauls - an approach that saves valuable time and frees up staff to focus on strategic initiatives.

With a history of success in the most challenging sourcing climates, and expertise in both direct and indirect categories, Intesource ensures that buyers are getting the best value every single time. Learn more at


PROACTIS is a global provider of Spend Control and eProcurement solutions that help hundreds of organizations around the world to better control expenditure on all goods and services.

*Source-to-Contract: Increase procurement capacity to create value and reduce risk

*Purchase-to-Pay: Improve control and visibility of organization-wide spend

*Supplier Commerce: Streamline supplier interaction and collaboration

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Bashas' Family of Stores - the family-owned grocer that operates Food City, AJ's Fine Foods, Eddie's Country Store, and both Bashas' and Bashas' Dine supermarkets - is an Arizona-based company founded by brothers Ike and Eddie Bashas, Sr. With more than 100 grocery stores, it is one of the largest employers in the state and one of the Best Places to Work in Arizona. Since the company's inception in 1932, Bashas' has given back more than $100 million to the communities it serves. For more information, visit

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