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NECS Partnerships and Strategic Alliances

NECS has formed partnerships and strategic alliances with other technology based software companies who offer complimentary products and services for our entrée line of food distribution software.  “Partners” also include food distribution buying groups, associations and others.

Our “partners” are leaders in their market segment and offer unique products and services which our large customer base of food distributors across the United States can benefit from.

To find out more about becoming a “partner” with NECS, please contact:

Chris Anatra, President
NECS, Inc.
Phone: 475.221.8210

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Bellissimo Foods   
1777 N. California Blvd. #305
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Phone: 800.813.2974
Fax: 800.813.2976
Contact: Jeff McGuire

Bellissimo Foods is a group of specialty food distributors serving North America, including Puerto Rico, Alaska, and Mexico. Bellissimo was founded in 1995 when nine Italian foodservice distributors partnered together to service the growing needs of their customers. Today, Bellissimo Foods has 40+ distribution centers and services more than 26,000 independent restaurants weekly, about 40% of the independent pizza and Italian restaurants in the country. Bellissimo Distributors generate $1.6 billion total revenue and are the largest specialty distributors of pizza, Italian and Mediterranean products in the USA.

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Dot Foods

1 Dot Way
P.O. Box 192
Mt. Sterling, IL 62353
Phone: 855.461.2635
Fax: 217.773.4138
Contact: Tina Parker

Dot Foods is the nation's largest food redistributor.  They purchase full truckloads from 600 manufacturers and consolidate their products in eight distribution centers across the country. Then they resell these products in less-than-truckload (LTL) quantities to distributors on a weekly basis. There is normally no extra cost to the distributor when buying from Dot, and manufacturers compensate us to handle distribution of their costly LTL orders. It's a win-win for everybody along the food supply chain.

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The Food Connector

851 Irwin Street, Suite 200E
San Rafael, CA 94901
Phone: 415.785.8539
Contact: Ed Zimmerman

The Food Connector is the leading service provider of marketing programs for independent food distributors. Our decades of work with distributors gives us the experience, tools and data to build your business through new and traditional marketing methods. Our fees are affordable, we carefully plan our work, are accountable to results, work with your approval and creatively work with your vendors to increase your brand awareness, penetrate existing customers and generate leads.

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5504 Heritage Hills Cir
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Phone: 540.785.0268

NECS, Inc. and Frontline are proven partners—with the warehouse management integration experience to deliver a flexible, end-to-end solution for your business. From food service to specialty distribution and manufacturing, we recognize that each segment has unique shipping and storage processes.

Lot traceability, FEFO (first expired first out) date rotation, and fast turns management are at the core of our warehouse management software. We enable inventory acceleration through the food distribution supply chain for companies within grocery, food service distribution, dairy, bakery, specialty, and more.

NECS, Inc. and Frontline are focused on creating long-term customer relationships and working with you to deploy solutions that are configured to your unique business needs.

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877 West Main Street, Suite 700
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: 208.342.7771
Phone: 800.657.6360
Fax: 208.336.9212
Contact: Larry Lipshultz

Golbon was formed in 1963 to provide food service distributors premium frozen fruits, vegetables, and potatoes through forward warehousing programs. Golbon has since emerged as a full service, broadline purchasing and marketing group for independent food service distributors.

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Grande Cheese

Dairy Road
Brownsville, WI 53006-0067
Phone: 800.678.3122

Grande produces only the finest cheeses.  Each day they harvest, thoroughly test and ship Grade A milk from dedicated farms that meet their stringent quality standards. A majority of these dairies have received 5-Star Certification from the Milk & Dairy Beef Quality Assurance Program™, signifying that they have exceeded the government’s highest rating, while ensuring the highest level of animal health and welfare.

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Legacy FoodService Alliance, Inc.
301 Concourse Blvd.- Suite 100
Glen Allen, VA 23059
Phone: 804.404.2000
Fax: 804.968.4712
Contact:  Anne Barker-Smith

Legacy Foodservice Alliance is a distributor marketing and purchasing group offering a new vision of customer service to the foodservice industry. The founders are people who are Legacy names in the business, and innovators who have taken a long view of the business cycle, the industry, and its needs. Drawing on decades of cumulative experience and the positive influences of the past, Legacy has built The Distributor Group of the Future.

Established in 2009, Legacy began as a regional group of 7 Distributor locations and 31 Supplier Members. In six years, Legacy has grown to a national organization that combines the purchasing power of more than 160 independent Distributor Members and over 500 Supplier Members, bringing best practices, and best products -- at the best prices.

ProCat Distribution Technologies

ProCat Distribution Technologies

2 Eastwick Drive, Suite 100
Gibbsboro, NJ 08026
Phone: 856-767-8502
Contact: Joe Doyle

ProCat Distribution Technologies helps small to medium sized distribution centers implement barcode scanning technology into their operations. ProCat has developed a suite of 14 modular software solutions that improve accuracy and productivity in every part of a warehouse. PickRight, ProCat’s order picking solution, has proven to achieve 99.99% order accuracy and a 90% reduction in customer claims. PickRight is fully integrated with the NECS solution and does not require any changes to your current WMS.

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Produce Alliance

One Vantage Way Suite B-440
Nashville, TN 37228
Phone: 615.259.0290
Fax: 615.259.0295
Contact: Joe Collier

Produce Alliance specializes in providing fresh produce procurement and distribution services to food service clients across North America, the Caribbean and beyond. They manage an alliance of 44 independently-owned specialty distributors of fresh products, with combined produce sales of over $3 billion annually. Distributors are carefully selected using the most rigorous qualification criteria. Each commits to full compliance with our audited distribution, purchasing, and category management programs designed for client success.

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Select Marketing, LLC

3240 Pointe Parkway
Suite 500
Norcross, GA 30092
Phone: 800.804.8849
Fax: 770.650.1038
Contact: Bill Strong

Select Marketing, LLC is a foodservice distributor buying group. Founded in August 1998 by midsize distributors that wanted a buying group that truly works for the benefit of its members. They currently have 125 members and over 350 suppliers encompassing all the products needed for broad line sales. They add new members and suppliers on a regular basis.

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Today Payments

2305 Historic Decatur Road
Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92106
Phone: 619-450-5800
Fax: 216.831.3606
Contact: Leigh Cook - President

NECS, Inc and Today Payments have released a perfect solution for payment automation. Today Payments is an award winning payment processor bringing over 4 decades of knowledge and payment software innovation to the NECS, Inc.'s family of clients.

Streamline your AR and enjoy the convenience of a simplified payment experience with our fully embedded automation. All forms of payments may be accepted and recorded directly within the entrée line of food distribution software. We recognize the need for automation and innovation to eliminate double entry and the mistakes that are inherent in a manual process. Streamline Credit Card Payments, ACH and (Real-Time Payments as soon as it is available), directly in the software that you love.

Call for a quick discussion of this amazing solution!

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TMW Systems / Appian Logistics

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6085 Parkland Blvd
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124 USA (Map it...)
Phone: 216.831.6606
Fax: 216.831.3606
Contact: Steve Chilinski

TMW is the leading Transportation Management Software (TMS) provider for For-Hire, Private Fleet, Brokerage and 3PL companies. Since its founding nearly 30 years ago, TMW has focused exclusively on providing mission-critical enterprise software to the transportation industry. Today, the company is the established market leader with over 2,300 customers, including many of the largest, most sophisticated and complex trucking companies in North America. 

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P.O. Box 101490
Cape Coral, FL 33910
Phone: 888.540.9200
Contact: Tim Rawson

Trackmax is the leader in "Profit Optimization" software solutions.  They help food distributors optimize the income they rightfully earn.  Their Earned Income Profit Optimizer (EIPO) is the most widely used foodservice distributor contract and rebate management system available today. On average, users report up to 20% increase in vendor purchase and sales rebate income on existing sales and an ROI within six months.

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4540 Park Ave
Ashtabula OH 44004

Matt Schoneman
Sales Manager
Office: 440.998.2273
Cell: 440.813.6713

Founded in 1987, Schoneman, Inc. is the maker of the popular VistaTrac traceability system. VistaTrac is known for easy to use plant floor solutions that utilize iPads, GTIN barcode labeling and scanning. VistaTrac fills a unique need in the industry for customizable plant-floor technology that integrates with their customer’s existing ERP systems, including NECS entree. VistaTrac offers solutions for shipping, receiving, batching/yield, catch weight labeling and real-time inventory. VistaTrac has custom solutions for a variety of food manufacturing industries including meat, seafood, poultry, dairy and produce.