86.com has launched a foodservice e-marketplace. The site offers everything from food to chef's clothing, and not just from distributors and sellers on the other side of the country. The new portal takes a local, market-by-market approach.
The foodservice portal hopes to streamline the time-consuming process of ordering food, beverages, equipment and supplies through its single transaction engine. The engine uses existing business models and relationships between foodservice operators and their local and regional distributors. The site is capable of delivering local business intelligence and interactive content that may improve operations. As an added bonus, 86.com can also assist distributors by providing technology integration and sales support services.
The Washington D.C.-based companys portal will be powered by Commerce One MarketSite Portal Solution.