JTM Food Group Awarded Three-Year Contract by Premier Healthcare Alliance

Contract will feature five barbeque products in healthcare, K-12 and higher education across the U.S.

Harrison, OH, January 05, 2013 --(PR.com)-- JTM Food Group, a national leader in creating great tasting products and menu solutions for the food service industry, has been awarded a three-year group purchasing agreement with the Premier healthcare alliance, one of the largest healthcare buying groups in the country. The agreement, effective March 2013, will cover commercial barbecue food products for healthcare, and allow the purchase of commercial or commodity products for K-12 schools and universities. JTM is now the second leading commodity processor for K-12 schools in the U.S.

“Premier sets the standard for product purchasing in the healthcare industry and having its seal of approval is a very high honor for JTM,” said Ms. Tracy Boggs, Director, National Healthcare Sales, for JTM Food Group. Ms. Boggs has worked closely with the Premier team since starting at JTM in 2011 to finalize the contract. “Products are judged by Premier on taste, nutrition, pricing and distribution, and JTM’s commitment to quality throughout our entire organization has made this partnership possible. This contract is the largest in JTM’s healthcare division and Premier is expected to purchase more than one million pounds of barbecue (pork, chicken and beef) products annually through the companies awarded this agreement in the barbecue category.”

As part of the contract, JTM Food Group will join Premier’s Roadshow in February 2013, traveling to 26 locations across the U.S. to sample products with Premier’s customers. The roadshow is expected to attract more than 1,000 buyers, chefs and foodservice directors.

“This partnership with Premier is an important milestone for JTM’s healthcare division,” added Boggs. “It will open new doors to highlight our research and development and manufacturing capabilities and showcase the amazing products we have worked so hard to create.”

About JTM Food Group
Family owned and operated since 1980, JTM Food Group specializes in menu solutions that deliver superior results to the food service industry. Focused on customer service, quality and innovation, J.T.M. serves thousands of schools, restaurants, military and government organizations, and food distributors and retailers throughout North America. In 2011, JTM was named one of the Cincinnati Business Courier’s Fast 55, an award that recognizes the fastest-growing private firms in greater Cincinnati. For more information, visit www.JTMFoodGroup.com.

About the Premier healthcare alliance, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient
Premier is a performance improvement alliance of more than 2,700 U.S. hospitals and 90,000 other sites using the power of collaboration and technology to lead the transformation to coordinated, high-quality, cost-effective care. Owned by hospitals, health systems and other providers, Premier operates a leading healthcare purchasing network with more than $4 billion in annual savings. Premier also maintains the nation's largest clinical, financial and outcomes database with information on 1 in 4 patient discharges. A world leader in delivering measurable improvements in care, Premier works with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier also has an office in Washington. http://www.premierinc.com. Stay connected with Premier on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
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