What Our Members and Customers are Saying

(Circular Print) 

"We've bid out our circular printing twice with Topco. They’ve delivered double-digit savings not once but twice, along with excellent service, proactive suggestions for further savings help with the transition, and support as we brought each new vendor up to speed. Great savings, service, and support keeps our business with Topco." 

—Dena Kowaloff, Director of Marketing, Roche Bros. Supermarkets

               

"In the past ten years, we have seen the largest savings through aggregated initiatives; however, the Topco value proposition has moved beyond these savings. Their category experts work with members to develop, test and refine programs which are then offered to the rest of the membership, including programs that would have been unthinkable a few years ago. Topco continues to evolve to meet the ever-changing needs of its members." 

—John Jendza, Director, Space Management & Supply Purchasing, Big Y Foods 

               

(Managed Transportation program, L&D) 

"Thanks to our partnership with Topco, Kuebix has become the foundation of our managed transportation services program for all inbound shipments. Kuebix has provided Weis the necessary information for all stakeholders to operate at the highest level of efficiency.” 

—Wayne Bailey, SVP of Supply Chain and Logistics, Weis Markets

 

 

                 

(Third-party Supplies Distribution program, Packaging) 

"This program functions well and continues to deliver lower costs for Weis Markets. The initial savings is approximately $1M per year. In terms of operations efficiency, this program allowed us to gain control of our books which was important to us as our prior distribution company controlled the content and distribution of the order books."  —Eric Erickson, Director of Purchasing at Weis Markets

              

(HR Benefits Brokerage Service program) 

"Our experience with Topco's TopBenefits brokerage services has been excellent. They recently managed an RFP for our employee benefits consultant and delivered outstanding work! They helped us formalize our needs and wants into a concise questionnaire, delivered the RFP, worked with submitting to vendors, provided us with comprehensive yet easy to work through results, and set up finalist interviews. The process was smooth and complete. We will definitely utilize David and his team's services again." 

Sheila Laing, EVP HR, Chief Customer Officer, Hy-Vee, Inc.

   

 

(HR Benefits Brokerage Service program) 

"Topco assisted us in the bidding for our HR Benefits Broker/Consultant by helping us develop the RFP, handle all interaction with bidders, and produce a terrific summary report of the responses. They really made what would have been a very cumbersome process quite easy and did a lot of the heavy lifting throughout the process. We have been very pleased with the broker we selected and look forward to working with Topco on other opportunities." Sheilly Florence, VP of HR, Price Chopper

               

"When you aggregate our spend with other Topco customers, it leverages us to a better buying position. We saved over six figures on one initiative alone and over seven figures in one year working with Topco. Being able to save that kind of money allows us to be more competitive with other companies much larger than we are." 

—Steve Smith, President/CEO, Food City 

               

"As we aggregate our volume with other companies, Stater Bros. may only save 2% or 3% on a bid and another company saves 10%, but on the next bid Stater Bros. saves 10%. As we all pull together as one buying entity -  that is where we get our greatest savings." 

Brian Plein, Vice President, Sourcing, Stater Bros.

 

 

                 

"In our first year working with Topco Indirect, Reasor's achieved seven figure savings in not-for-resale areas! In addition to savings, their consultative approach has been invaluable to us and how we make our business decisions. The overall experience working with their team has been very positive and we look forward to continuing the partnership."  

Ward Dunn, Sr. Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Reasor's

              

"Topco provides us with market intelligence, competitive pricing, and gives us the option to decide who we want to do business with while maintaining a low overall cost." 

Randy Fletcher, Senior Vice President of Distribution and Transportation, Associated Grocers

   

 

"Topco gives us the opportunity to compete on a national scale with suppliers that we wouldn't be able to work with as a regional grocery chain."  

Emily Coborn, Coborn's Inc.

               

"Utilizing Topco's category expertise has continuously added extended value across our organization. Their in-depth knowledge across a wide variety of indirect products and services has been both dependable and supportive with making many executive purchasing decisions."  

—David Hult, Director of Store Operations,

Orscheln Farm & Home

               

"We are building a partnership with a purpose."  

Don Rosanova, Executive Vice President, Operations, Roundy's

 

                          

(HR Benefits)

"Topco has made a huge difference in our PBM (Prescription Benefit Management) program.... They supplement our resources and offer better pricing with the ability to aggregate spend with other members. The HR Benefits team is a great extension to our team."  

—Carol Baier, Meijer, Inc.