NAPAR and Topco Associates, LLC Announce Partnership
- by Robert Schaulis
WASHINGTON, DC - A partnership has formed between NAPAR (the National Association of Perishable Agricultural Receivers) and Topco Associates, LLC, which the Association said will translate into savings for NAPAR’s members.
“This is a great opportunity for NAPAR’s produce wholesaler-receiver members,” Matthew D’Arrigo, of D’Arrigo Bros. Co. of New York and Chairman of NAPAR, said in a press release. “For those who participate, Topco’s collective buying power will provide NAPAR members with significant savings on everything they use to run their businesses, from forklifts and jacks to shrink wrap and corrugated, and from trucks and tires to refrigeration equipment. This partnership will push more to their bottom lines and make them more competitive.”
The partnership, NAPAR said, allows members to purchase not-for-resale supplies through Topco’s “Indirect Spend” program, which utilizes the collective buying power of Topco’s food industry wholesale and retail members.
“Topco will make NAPAR members more competitive and more successful,” D’Arrigo said.
Topco Associates LLC is an over $14 billion, privately held company that provides aggregation, innovation, and knowledge management solutions for its leading food industry member-owners and customers, including grocery retailers, wholesalers, and food service companies.
NAPAR members will save by participating in national contracts negotiated by Topco for its members. In many cases they will purchase the same brand names from the same suppliers at substantial savings.
Dedicated exclusively to produce wholesalers and receivers, NAPAR puts these two parties first, stating that this partnership with Topco will create a new, exclusive service for its members.