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March 18, 2015 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Renews UniFirst Agreement to Offer Members Savings on Janitorial Products and More



UniFirstCLEVELAND - CHAMPS Group Purchasing announces a renewal agreement with UniFirst Corporation to continue offering its members’ significant savings on janitorial products such as hand towels, soaps and more. 

“CHAMPS is delighted to renew its UniFirst contract,” said Jan Elder, director of contracting services, CHAMPS Group Purchasing. “UniFirst has provided outstanding service and pricing to CHAMPS members since 2010. Its ability to deliver brand-name facility service supplies to all members, large and small, has made their product offer extremely successful within our GPO portfolio. We look forward to three more years together as business partners.”

All CHAMPS members are eligible for GPO pricing for janitorial product supply distribution.

“UniFirst is pleased to continue its partnership with CHAMPS through 2018,” said Ronald Croatti, UniFirst president and CEO. “CHAMPS has a long and proud history of negotiating best-in-market products and services for its members and is a trusted contracted supplier in their industry. UniFirst remains committed to providing high quality, cost-reducing solutions that help improve the health, safety and appearance of both staff and facilities.


About CHAMPS Group Purchasing 
CHAMPS Group Purchasing leverages the purchasing power of 5,000+ members across the United States allowing them access to significant savings in product categories, including medical supplies, foodservice, wireless, office supplies and facility maintenance. As an owner of Premier, one of the largest buying groups in the country, CHAMPS sponsors its members allowing them access to more than $40 billion in purchasing volume, 2,000+ agreements, GPO contract management and unparalleled customer service. It’s simple to start realizing significant savings - with zero fees and no cost to join - the sign-up process is seamless. CHAMPS is honored to be named as one of The Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Top Workplaces in 2014 and to ERC’s Northcoast99 List in 2003, 2004, 2010, 2012 and 2014. For more, visit champsgpo.com.

About UniFirst
Headquartered in Wilmington, Mass., UniFirst Corporation (NYSE: UNF) is a North American leader in the supply and servicing of uniform and workwear programs, as well as the delivery of facility service programs. Together with its subsidiaries, the company also provides first aid and safety products, and manages specialized garment programs for the cleanroom and nuclear industries. UniFirst manufactures its own branded workwear, protective clothing, and floorcare products, and with over 225 service locations, 260,000 customer locations, and 12,000 employee Team Partners, the company outfits more than 1.5 million workers each business day. For more information, contact UniFirst at 800.455.7654 or visit www.unifirst.com.