The grocery industry has its own way of doing things, and EDI is no different. Food and beverage companies use specific EDI transactions that are tailored for the grocery industry. For example, instead of the generic purchase order document (EDI 850), food businesses typically use the Grocery Product Purchase Order (EDI 875). The grocery version of this transaction includes only those details that grocers and food distributors care about.
Natural food products suppliers should look for EDI providers that know their NetSuite system, but also have on-staff experts in grocery EDI. And, they should have satisfied customers in the food and beverage industry. Fortunately, this is where a full-service provider, like SPS, excels. SPS has staff who have worked in the food business and have thousands of food businesses happily using our solutions. We connect vendors via EDI with grocery retailers and distributors including Kroger, Safeway, Shamrock Foods, Sprouts Farmers Market, Target, Thrive Markets, Trader Joe’s, UNFI, Walmart and Whole Foods, and keep our integrations compliant with each and every one.