A GPO, like The Beer & Wine Federation, streamlines your procurement process and increases your buying power. How do we do it? The GPO combines the spend of breweries, distilleries, and wineries, with similar product lines, to achieve better pricing, service, and terms.
Brewery and Winery members leverage negotiated GPO contracts, which have discount pricing and better terms. A GPO saves internal resources time and energy from having to focus on supplier procurement negotiation and can save members an average of 10-18% on products and services.
A GPO also benefits Suppliers, with expanded access to clients, growth opportunities, and improved forecasting for revenue, availability, and capacity.
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That is typically how people find us. They have heard from a member that we 'helped save money' on something the brewery recently bought. Become a member and we'll get you started with our procurement contracts that are set up to save money on your next buy.
Yes. General Membership has an Annual Fee of $300 ($60 savings) compared to our $30/mo. General Membership option. Average savings is $800+ year, making the program make sense quickly for those members who engage in at least one or two contracts in a year.
No, there is no change in how you purchase. Owners simply need to list the contract number on their PO and send it to the supplier.
No, we are not a distributor or wholesaler. We set up partnerships and contract options with suppliers that you can then leverage directly.