CTW VENDORS

At Circle The Wagons Group Purchasing Organization, we source the best vendors across a number of industries to provide the best experience for independent grocery retailers and retail operations. CTW vendors will save you time and money. While most retailers usually have buyers to source produce, meat, deli items, or other primary commodities, companies usually don’t have a dedicated person to find the best uniform vendor, new and used grocery equipment, or store enhancements like cash kiosks and LED lighting. When you become a CTW member, we become that buyer. 

CTW reduces “not for resale” expenses for independent grocers by finding the best vendors and negotiating with those vendors on behalf of all of our retail members. You retain the relationship with the vendor with regards to all operational issues and we continue to help you with quality and service issues. Becoming a CTW member saves you time and money, so you can focus on your core business.

The best part: there is no cost to you to be part of Circle The Wagons GPO.

You get access to our vendors without any annual or joining fees. Once you become a member, all vendors are available to you at no cost. 

Click any CTW vendor below to learn more. If you are interested in a service or vendor you don’t see below, contact us today and we’ll help you find the service you are looking for.

VENDOR BENEFITS

Corporate Spending

Advertising Optimization

On average, retailers saved in excess of $10,000 annually on weekly ad costs working with ADvay to create a media plan that better reflects their customers’ media consumption.

Uniforms
& Linens

Save on linens and uniforms with our purchasing power. We have negotiated a significant discount (20-40%) for the independent retailers versus what the vendor would offer an independent retailers.

Expiration
Date Software

Get a free assessment on SKU Rationalization–an essential decision process for grocers who want to manage their inventory levels as successfully as possible that also ensures shoppers always find the right product variety. 

Insurance

Receive a free evaluation of your current insurance products and get a savings of up to 20% on services.

 

Office Supplies

Office Depot has a team that will evaluate your current program and provide you with a comparison of cost. All you need to do is share your annual purchases (by item) and they will provide you with a quote. You can then compare your cost internally prior to making a vendor change.

Phone Systems, Internet & Telecom

ProfitComm providers members with a free assessment and bill review to analyze current IT, telephone, and internet costs. They can find savings of up to 25% on IT services.

Fixed Cost Reduction

After a no-cost benchmark analysis, SIB audits and reduces indirect expenses, including bank fees, trash dumpsters and compactors, payroll processing, armored car, property taxes and more.

Energy Savings

Cardboard Recycling

Rent or buy bailers, or renegotiate your price on recycled cardboard.

 

Solar Panels &
EV Chargers

LUX offers no-cost Solar installation and materials for qualified grocery stores and no cost Electric Vehicle Charging Stations with shared revenue for store owners.

LED Lighting

They will provide the retailer with a free evaluation of their energy usage along with an ROI analysis for LED lighting replacement. Customers typically see an ROI in under 18 months.

Human Resources

ID Verification

Their powerful loss prevention and profit protection solution is custom-designed to help retailers and grocers prevent loss, fight fraud, manage vendors, and ensure compliance with mandated store operations and applicable laws in real-time across stores.

Background Checks

CTW has negotiated with them for lower cost for a number of background checks such as National Alias, Statewide criminal, Federal criminal, Social Security verification, Employment verification, MVR, credit checks, and more.

Drug Testing

CTW has negotiated special rate for a types of drug testing resulting in saving of up to 40% over your current program.

Equipment & In-Store Enhancements

Coin
Machines

The retailer maintains 100% of the “service fee” to the consumer if they elect to purchase the machines.

New & Used Equipment & Displays

Our current customers have saved over 50% on the purchase price of new equipment. They eliminate long lead times on new equipment due to current supply chain issues.

 

Shopping Carts

Peggs offers you a low-cost alernative on everything from carts, hand baskets, u-boats, and more.

Replacement Parts

Supermarket Parts Warehouse can save you about 30% compared to buying from the OEM directly. Most parts are made in the US, in stock and can ship out soon after the order is placed. They support sales of 1 shelf or 10,000 shipped to your chain for resets.

Loss Prevention

Safes & Cash Recyclers

In addition to preferred member access, you can receive up to a 20% discount on cash recyclers and smart safes.

Loss Prevention

In addition to the loss prevention tools that this vendors offers, they also provide Out of Stock monitoring applications that allow store mangers to see item level movements at the shelf, judge customer behaviors, and eliminate out of stocks. They can also protect banking credit card and ATM machines against skimming devices.

WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT CTW
AND OUR VENDORS?

Contact us today and learn more about how to improve the bottom line for your independent grocery or retail business. 

WANT TO BECOME A VENDOR PARTNER?