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QCS Purchasing Cooperative History

On January 1, 2021, QCS Purchasing, LLC, Allied Purchasing, Quality Chekd Dairies, and South East Cooperative Organization (SECO) announced the completed merger of their business operations to form the new QCS Purchasing Cooperative. The merger brought members, programs, operations, finances, staff, and all other business functions into one consolidated organization to create the largest purchasing cooperative of its kind.

The merger delivered additional savings and sourcing solutions to help members achieve lower costs on products and services.  Member benefits include:

  • Increased Buying Power: Combining the four cooperatives increased the buying power for all members.
  • Additional Sourcing: Additional suppliers were brought over from the merged The expanded listing of approved supply partners will help members source products for the lowest price possible in categories such as corrugate, logistics, resin, printing/packaging, and other value-added services.
  • More Resources: In addition to their normal account managers, members now have access to subject matter experts (SMEs) with deep industry knowledge and a members- only website where they can find resources including a directory of approved programs, market information, regulatory updates, communications, and
  • Expanded Networking Opportunities and Knowledge-Sharing Among Members: QCS Purchasing Cooperative hosts an annual leadership conference featuring numerous networking activities, educational sessions, awards presentations, supplier workshops, and a supplier trade show.

“We are excited for all members to take advantage of the increased buying power and expertise of this new cooperative. We now have the opportunity to expand our strengths into more segments of the food and beverage industry. QCS Purchasing Cooperative is now the largest purchasing cooperative of its kind and will be the leading provider of purchasing and value- added services for its members. As we unlock more efficiencies and synergies in the organization, we will be able to reinvest resources into more value-added activities to drive new programs and reinvigorate old ones. This is where we wanted to be in the future.” Ken Klug, President and CEO, QCS Purchasing Cooperative.

Our Legacy Organizations:  Allied Purchasing, Quality Chekd Daires, & SECO
Dedicated to providing food and beverage industry members with even more buying power and purchasing benefits, Quality Chekd Dairies and SECO & Golden “100” Inc. fully integrated their purchasing units as QCS Purchasing, LLC, on Jan. 1, 2005. Allied Purchasing later joined the group in 2008. Each of these organizations has been in business since the early 1940s and is well-respected in the industry.

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