A new buying program from CSA offers customers significant money saving opportunities.
A new buying group has been administered to the Pacific Northwest-based fuel distributor, R.E. Powell, by Convenience Store Alliance (CSA). The addition of this new group brings the buying power of CSA’s 1,130 stores to R.E. Powell’s network of customers throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho.
The buying program features locked-in, off-invoice deals with 20 national vendors, including Core-Mark, Coca-Cola and Dr Pepper, as well as vendors for ATM, worker’s compensation, insurance, uniforms, cleaning services and more. Customers also get purchasing data and applicable rebates from vendors on a quarterly basis.
“We’re thrilled to offer this buying group to further prove our promise to bring customers ‘More Solutions, Less Friction,’ above and beyond the value we’re already providing as a fuel source,” said R.E. Powell general manager of convenience retail, Justin Christensen. “It’s so easy for customers to save money on the goods and services they’re already paying for, just by switching to CSA vendors. No hoops to jump through, no strings attached.”
Customers may choose any or all vendor programs that add value to their operations.
“Some marketers try to leverage the vendor deals with their own company stores to negotiate similar deals for their wholesale customers,” said CSA vice president of operations, Scott Cole. “R.E. Powell recognized that without an opportunity for vendors to grow market share beyond their distributorship region, vendors don’t have incentive to provide a national-chain discount. CSA already had the infrastructure, data-capturing, reporting and vendor contracts in place to administer R.E. Powell’s branded buying program seamlessly,” said Cole.
R.E. Powell is paying the CSA enrollment fee of $300 per site for all dealers who elect to join the program.