Premier-US FoodsFood Purchasing Program

Premier
Premier Inc. is a leading supply chain management group focused on cost management, savings and operational efficiencies. Leveraging combined purchasing power on behalf of the Premier membership, Premier is dedicated to helping our members improve operational performance by gaining advantages of scale for purposes such as group purchasing of suppliers and services.

US Foods
US Foods® is one of America’s great food companies and a leading foodservice distributor, providing customers with a broad and innovative food offering and a comprehensive suite of e-commerce, technology, and business solutions.

Premier delivers real value, real solutions and real partnerships through their Food Service Program available through OMNIA Partners. 

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Premier provides a comprehensive portfolio of discounted Contracted Manufacturer Agreements, price transparency, industry-leading technology and cost-saving solutions. US Foods is the primary distributor for the foodservice programs and offerings that Premier negotiates on the behalf of its participants.

Premier Food Service Program

Premier delivers real value, real solutions and real partnerships through their Food Service Program available through OMNIA Partners. As the first choice for food and nutrition operators, Premier provides a comprehensive portfolio of discounted Contracted Manufacturer Agreements, price transparency, industry-leading technology and cost-saving solutions. Take advantage of these benefits:

  • Immediate savings on your foodservice expenditures
  • Greater control and predictability of costs
  • Leverage your purchasing power to positively influence quality, labor, revenue or other concerns of your management staff
  • Improve operational efficiencies immediately with reporting tools, menu planning and wellness programs
  • Enhance focus on internal purchasing goals and initiatives while allowing the Premier contracting team to negotiate national contracts

Principle advantages of partnering with Premier:


Contracted Products

  • High-value contract opportunities for a comprehensive portfolio of food service products, distribution and services
  • Price protection, predictability and transparency

National Distribution Agreement

  • Cost-plus fixed fee per case program (K-12 only)
  • Cost-plus pricing (public sector)
  • Dedicated people and resources
  • Program and service initiatives including stocking, fill rates, minimum delivery fees and performance incentives

Operational Support

  • Professional support and consulting
  • Culinary and menu support
  • Compliant and customized menus and recipes



Cost Control 

  • Ordering technology, support and training
  • Customized and timely reporting
  • Order guide management
  • Time and event scheduling
  • Inventory management

Education and Training 

  • Networking
  • Member engagement, collaboration and communities
  • Continuing education and professional development

K-12 Foodservice Program (Frederick County Public Schools Contract)

To drive the highest savings possible for public agencies, the K-12 Premier Foodservice Program addresses product cost, fee-per-case for distribution and program incentives.

Program benefits combine guaranteed national distribution program with access to a comprehensive portfolio of competitively bid contracted manufacturer agreements (CMAs) that can help you save on more than 300,000 food and non-food products. Additionally, members may be eligible for incentives based on performance including early pay, new business and program maximization.

Premier’s cost of distribution is defined by a fixed fee-per-case based on a members average drop size. The fee-per-case will remain firm and fixed through the contract term. Average drop size will be reviewed quarterly and adjustments to the earned fee-per-case will be made.

Getting Started

Market Basket: Request a Market Basket to see how our manufacturer agreements and distribution program through US Foods can provide value.

Enrollment Form: Sign up for the program and begin utilizing US Foods to obtain the discounts and savings through our agreements. After you fill out the required information, you’ll soon be contacted by US Foods to confirm your delivery schedule, account representation and get your credit details established.

Premier Foods K12

Food Products & Distribution (NC State University Contract)

Getting Started

Market BasketRequest a Market Basket to see how our manufacturer agreements and distribution program through US Foods can provide value.          

Enrollment Form: Sign up for the program and begin utilizing US Foods to obtain the discounts and savings through our agreements. After you fill out the required information, you’ll soon be contacted by US Foods to confirm your delivery schedule, account representation and get your credit details established.

Orders are placed online through the Premier/US Foods proprietary ordering system Food Service Direct Order (FSDO). Orders can also be placed through customer service at the individual distribution centers.

Premier Foods

US Foods Innovative Solutions

Hungry For Better

US Foods believes that it all starts with what’s real. And we know that both you and your diners are hungry for better. You want authentic, simple ingredients from sources you know and trust, along with clear information to help you decide what’s right for your establishment. We’re committed to working with our partners and suppliers to bring you the best and widest selection of products that are LocalSustainable or made with Well-Being in mind.

Serve Good® Program
The Serve Good® program represents our continuing effort at US Foods® to serve delicious food while serving good. From sustainably sourced foods to items made from recycled materials, products within the Serve Good portfolio are developed with suppliers who are committed to responsible practices, and many items come with the reassurance of verification by third-party certifiers. To be included in the Serve Good program, a product requires two attributes: responsible sourcing or contribution to waste reduction and arrive in packaging that meets our program specifications.

Unpronounceable List
Consumers today are demanding products with simple and clean ingredient labels, and at US Foods® we are committed to helping our operators meet those expectations. Through our Unpronounceables List initiative, we have cleaned up our ingredient profiles – creating new US Foods Exclusive Brand products and reformulating others by avoiding, removing or replacing certain ingredients and food additives such as artificial flavors and artificial (FD&C) colors, hydrogenated oils, high-fructose corn syrup and MSG. 

Scoop™, Inspire your menu, feed your passion
Scoop™, our exclusive product-innovation launch, is all about food and fresh ideas designed to inspire your culinary vision. You’ll discover cutting-edge back-of-house convenience and ingredients diners want. Scoop™ helps solve challenges our customers routinely face – including time, labor, and storage limitations. Customers find imaginative new dishes, sides, ingredients, and kitchen items that are specifically designed to improve their operations.

Food Service Direct Order Exclusive Premier Ordering Tool

One Platform. Integrated Solutions. Complete Control. 

  • Stay connected. Manage your business from anywhere
  • Easy access to orders, order approval, product information and deliveries
  • Work online or offline. Create orders and record inventory, with or without an internet connection
  • Nutritional information is available online while ordering or searching for products
  • Easily compare products to make the best buying decision
  • Email complete product information, including nutritionals and allergens
  • Business analytics. Provides best-in-class tools to track key performance indicators, core metrics, product usage and purchasing trends
  • Daily updates. View invoice and product data the next business day
  • Proof of delivery. Refused or damaged products are updated in real time during delivery inventory, with or without an internet connection
  • Easily add new products to your shopping list during the order entry process
  • Sort lists and order guides by US Foods product classes
  • Create shelf-to-sheet lists using drag-and-drop capabilities
  • Identify high-cost products within your inventory
  • Identify and reduce ordering levels of overstocked items
  • Compare pricing of current inventories to past inventories
  • Create general ledger reports for your company’s accounting department

MENU PROFIT PRO™

  • Quickly calculate the cost and margins for each item on your menu
  • Keep recipe costs in line with menu prices Determine whether you’re making money on high-volume items
  • Improve your sales mix to generate more profit


Business Solutions
Through our series of integrated diagnostic tools, in partnership with our Business Solutions specialists, we can help you gain a comprehensive financial overview of your department. Together, we’ll discover new ways to lower your costs, improve your efficiency and increase your revenue flow