SOURCE: Avendra



June 17, 2016 12:04 ET

The Washington Post Names Avendra a Winner of the Greater Washington 2016 Top Workplaces Award

ROCKVILLE, MD--(Marketwired - Jun 17, 2016) - Avendra, North America's leading procurement services provider serving the hospitality industry, today announced it has been awarded a 2016 Top Workplaces honor by The Washington Post. In its third annual survey, the recognition ranks the best companies to work for in the Washington, D.C. area.

"It is an honor to be recognized by the Washington Post as a Top Workplaces, but what makes this award particularly meaningful is that it comes from our associates," said Wolfram Schaefer, Avendra CEO. "As a services organization, we consider our associates to be our most valuable assets. Their broad expertise, innovative ideas and willingness to go the extra mile for our customers and suppliers, has helped build Avendra into the largest professional supply chain and hospitality procurement services company in North America. Their commitment drives our success and helps attract other talented professionals who want to be part of it too."

The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. Over 250 Avendra employees participated in the survey commissioned by The Washington Post in partnership with Workplace Dynamics, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement.

A total of 150 companies were awarded at a celebration on Thursday, June 16 at The Washington Post. For more information about The Washington Post's 2016 Top Workplaces, or to read Avendra's profile on the Washington Post, click here.

About Avendra
Formed in 2001, Avendra is North America's leading procurement services provider serving the hospitality industry. Avendra customers gain access to contracts leveraging over $4 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. More than 7,000 hospitality businesses rely on Avendra's procurement solutions to help meet their strategic business initiatives. The company is headquartered in Rockville, Maryland and has regional offices throughout North America. For more information, call (866) AVENDRA, or visit

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