Let Us Do the Heavy Lifting
Procurement and Category Management Support
Get the right product at the right price. Our collective buying power helps drive sales through lower costs and improved terms.
Build relationships with leading suppliers. We use a strategic vetting and selection process to acquire the best, most reliable vendors.
Provide incremental category management resources. Distributor members have access to the brand strategy, insights, and metrics for over 17 EXCLUSIVE BRANDS.
Securing Quality and Innovation
IMA was founded with a commitment to building one of the industry’s strongest Quality Assurance programs to ensure the delivery of a high quality, safe, and consistent EXCLUSIVE BRAND portfolio to our distributor members and their customers. Today, our accomplished QA industry veterans engage in ongoing product collaboration and improvement measures that allow our customers to continually differentiate their business.
IMA QA ensures the quality of our 5,500 products as they diligently:
- Review third-party manufacturing audits
- Develop product and quality standards
- Evaluate well-defined item specifications
- Conduct organoleptic evaluations
- Test products in a state-of-the-art cutting program
- Oversee a comprehensive product recall program
- Facilitate ServSafe® programs
IMA represents comprehensive business plan support for multi-unit distribution. We leverage deep supply chain insights in reviewing product assortment and pricing to help members drive consistency and value for customers with multiple units. For any given category of a customer’s choosing, we provide subject matter expertise that drives supplier engagement and gets results.