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Avendra Adds and Renews Suppliers

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Avendra Adds and Renews Suppliers ...

     CONTACT:

     Kathy Boyle

     301/825-0060

    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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