LOS ANGELES – Growerstock’s new cloud-based service helps produce buyers compare prices and product availability, negotiate offers, issue a purchase order, track changes, send instant messages, manage and share images and documents, and find new suppliers.
Growerstock Cloud is now available to all professional produce organizations and brings together Growerstock’s eProcurement, ePrice sheet, marketplace, daily deals, and USDA insights and analytics features into a single online suite – accessible anytime, anywhere.
“Collaboration is critical to business growth, both within a buyer’s organization and with its supply chain partners,” said Tony Nuovo, chief executive officer, Growerstock. “Growerstock Cloud provides fresh produce businesses with a powerful and comprehensive collaboration tool, similar to what buyers in other industries have been using successfully for years.”
Growerstock Cloud has been in development and intensive hands-on product testing for three years. The user-friendly cloud-based service has been specifically designed to meet the needs of fresh produce buyers and suppliers. During beta testing last year, Growerstock Cloud processed thousands of transactions and received overwhelming positive feedback from its diverse group of testers, according to the company.
"The Growerstock Cloud has increased my team’s ability to better understand and leverage our complete purchasing cycle. Utilizing the most up-to-date information we’re able to make better purchasing decisions when it matters most,” said Daniel Corsaro, president of Indianapolis Fruit. “Growerstock has redefined how we evaluate our supply chain and buy at Indy Fruit. We plan to continue taking advantage of this new tool to improve our entire product life cycle and customer service levels.”