Avendra Adds And Renews Over 275 Suppliers Representing $1 Billion In Customer Spend

Avendra, a leading procurement services company, announced that it had signed or renewed contracts with more than 275 suppliers in 2004.

Avendra Avendra contracts with over 900 suppliers across a wide range of categories, including food & beverage, room operations, engineering, grounds & agronomy, spa and more. Notable contracts signed in 2004 include American Hotel Register for hotel rooms supplies distribution, Wasserstrom for kitchen utensils and smallwares, and US Foodservice for food distribution. The combined total of these three contracts alone exceeds $570 million in customer spend.

"Avendra's ability to source and qualify the best suppliers that provide valuable goods and services is a major benefit we offer to our customers," said Scott Hollis, senior vice president, Strategic Contracting for Avendra. "Certainly, not all customers' needs are the same, so we look for suppliers in each category that can offer excellent service and competitive pricing across a wide variety of product and service offerings. For our diverse customer base that means that whether a customer operates a luxury hotel, extended stay property, cruise ship or a restaurant, Avendra can supply the products and services they need, at the quality level that is right for their operation - all for a great price."

About Avendra
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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