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Maines Paper & Food Service Inks Alliance with Amphire Solutions.

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BOISE Boise, city, United States
Boise (boi`sē, –zē), city (1990 pop. 125,738), state capital and seat of Ada co., SW Idaho, on the Boise River; inc. 1864.
, Idaho--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 17, 2002

Maines Paper and Food Service has signed a strategic alliance agreement with Amphire Solutions, Inc., the leading provider of Internet-based, supply chain relationship management solutions for the foodservice The foodservice (or food service) industry (US English; catering industry in British English) encompasses those places, institutions, and companies responsible for any meal eaten away from home.  industry.

"Amphire brings new efficient ways of doing business and managing critical data intelligently," said Chris Mellon, president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  of Maines. "Amphire is the future of e-business, and we look forward to expanding our use of Amphire's complete product set, taking full advantage of cost reductions and new business opportunities."

Under this agreement, Maines has deployed Amphire Access(TM), a customized storefront, to its independent restaurant and chain customers. Also under the agreement, Maines will use Amphire Connect(TM) to enable electronic communications with its entire supplier base. Maines will take advantage of Amphire's existing agreements with over 100 foodservice industry suppliers signed and currently using the Amphire system transacting over $1.0 billion in orders this year.

"Amphire's strategic relationship with Maines Paper and Food Service is very important to our company," said Mark Barnekow, president and CEO of Amphire. "Maines has a strong vision for electronic commerce and has chosen Amphire after careful evaluation of our competitors. Amphire is the only technology provider with complete supply chain solutions for the industry and is most suitable to execute Maines' e-strategy."

About Maines Paper and Food Service

Maines Paper & Food Service is the 9th largest broadline foodservice distributor A foodservice distributor is a company that provides food and non-food products to restaurants, cafeterias, industrial caterers, and hospitals and nursing homes.

A foodservice distributor functions as an intermediary between food manufacturers and the foodservice operator
 in the nation. Maines serves restaurants, hospitals, schools & universities, business & industry, camps, and multi-unit groups throughout the East Coast. Maines has over 14,000 products in categories such as dairy, cooler, frozen, dry, and chemical, produce, fresh poultry poultry, domesticated fowl kept primarily for meat and eggs; including birds of the order Galliformes, e.g., the chicken, turkey, guinea fowl, pheasant, quail, and peacock; and natatorial (swimming) birds, e.g., the duck and goose. , fresh meat, beverage, and equipment & small wares (Com.) various small textile articles, as tapes, braid, tringe, and the like.
- MCulloch.

See also: Small
. Since day one Maines has been committed to top quality service in all facets of its business. Its commitment continues today and into the future. Service and commitment to customer satisfaction has been the hallmark hallmark, mark impressed on silverwork or goldwork to signify official approval of the standard of purity of the metal, also called plate mark. The hallmark was introduced by statute in England in 1300 and enforced by the Goldsmiths' Hall, London.  of Maines business since its start more that 79 years ago and it shall continue to propel pro·pel  
tr.v. pro·pelled, pro·pel·ling, pro·pels
To cause to move forward or onward. See Synonyms at push.

[Middle English propellen, from Latin
 them into the future. For more information, visit

About Amphire Solutions, Inc.

Amphire Solutions is the leader in Supply Chain Relationship Management solutions to unite suppliers, distributors and operators in replenishment-oriented supply chains. Amphire enables all industry trading partners to communicate and transact An earlier e-commerce system for the Web from Open Market that included order capture and secure order fulfillment using credit cards, ecash and other payment systems. It included customer service and subscription administration capabilities as well as an integrated database for reporting  electronically, regardless of protocols or standards and without the use of expensive dedicated hardware and software. To date, Amphire has integrated over 100 suppliers to Amphire Connect and enabled 7,000 operators through 26 unique, distributor-branded storefronts. Amphire has processed more than $1.0 billion in order value so far this year. For more information about Amphire Solutions, please visit
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