Our Story

Established in 1997, Source1 Purchasing is a leading Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) that provides innovative procurement-based supply solutions, supply chain management options, and strategic supply chain management services to operations of all sizes. From single-location and multi-unit operations to major corporate facilities with centralized buying functions, Source1 Purchasing is the GPO your company needs to improve your offerings. We work with hospitality management companies, hotels, resorts, casinos, restaurants, fairs and festivals, colleges and universities to find cost saving solutions, extendable contracts, and more. 

Today, as a leading buying group, we have more than $12 billion in purchasing power, access to over 350+ manufacturers, 165,000 rebated line items, and more than 60,000 locations.  As a marketplace leader and part of the Buyers Edge Platform, our all-inclusive inventory and cost management solutions provide unmatched efficiency.

What began with a promise of substantial cost savings from our buying group model has evolved into a solid bond of trust with our network of customers, suppliers, and partners. The hospitality community has come to value and rely on the experience, integrity, and transparency of Source1 Purchasing procurement company. We are the purchasing consultants that you deserve. ​



Here are a few case studies and testimonials that clearly show how we always go the extra mile to put our customer’s success first.


“Deli operations have shown savings of around 10% and with new products being offered, he anticipates a 3%-4% increase in sales in the coming year.”


The Source1 Purchasing program has been exceptional. We’ve received keen insights from their team with rich experience in operations. The result? A shift in products and dramatic increase in efficiency. While the expertise is indeed valued, our team has been impressed with a highly supportive and dedicated team of Customer Relations professionals. At the end of the day, the Culinary Institute is more than pleased with the Source1 Purchasing Program that ultimately benefits our students the most. Like any business, they work with budgets. With the Source1 Purchasing Program, students can afford to consider creative solutions.

Chef Kris Jakob
Director of Culinary Art 
– Culinary Institute / Kris Bistro

Don’t Just Take Our Word For It!

Our food vendor proactively looks for new products that are added to the program in order to maximize our rebates.

Brian Stiglets
General Manager and Voting Member
– Best Western Boston


Source1 Purchasing has been an advocate for helping our growing franchise chain have a competitive advantage in the market through the discounted pricing and rebates. These are earned through the national agreements handled by Source1 Purchasing. As costs continue to rise, having Source1 Purchasing as our purchasing group allows us to offer our new franchisees savings from day one.

Dennis McGinley, Elda McGinley, Jim Gass
– Corporate Caterers


Source1 has been the most important relationship we have as a business. They have dramatically improved our financial profitability through their food program, but more importantly they are changing the way we operate to make ordering consistent across all of our properties. Lauren, our account manager, has been exceptionally eager to make sure we are not missing any of the benefits of partnering with Source1. I am so glad that someone cares for purchasing and the supply chain of all my hotels as much as I do. Thanks Lauren and Source1!

Amil Patel
– NARA Hotels


Hojeij Branded Foods (HBF) joined the Source1 Purchasing Program over two years ago. Immediately we saw that the same exceptional quality products our customers demand were available…with some meaningful savings. We also found we had a trusted advisor in our account representative. It goes without saying, I’m a believer in the Source1 Purchasing Program.

Patrick Fischer
Director of Culinary and Strategic Sourcing
– Hojeij Branded Foods


It’s not just about saving money. For our catering company, it’s about a relationship that cares about our business. We signed up with Source1 Purchasing over a year ago and saw the savings immediately. Using the same food quality our clients demand…just for less. This week, we worked with our account representative and discovered a supplier on the Source1 Purchasing Program that will trim another $7,000 off the bottom line annually. As a small company, we’re excited about the ways we can use the savings to grow our business.

Bob Adolfson
– Red Rock Catering