About the Purchasing Process

Benefits of Using Lynx Purchasing:

  • We audit your current food procurement needs and the wholesale suppliers you buy from
  • We recommend new foodservice suppliers or, if needed, renegotiate with existing distributors
  • You make significant savings buying the same products in the same way as you always have done
  • You pay your suppliers directly, but take advantage of Lynx Purchasing negotiated prices. The service is absolutely FREE.
  • You have no contract to sign and no tie-in to Lynx Purchasing, but can still take advantage of the low prices and high gross profit margins.
  • You continue to save because we keep a constant check on market prices – keeping tab on costs in a market where prices change quickly and frequently.
  • Nothing changes in the way you do your buying but the price!


What else Lynx Purchasing do

If you want to put all your eggs in one basket and buy from a national foodservice supplier, we can check the deal you’re getting is the most competitive price it possibly can be. We can also get you the best prices on well-known branded foods and drinks, using our extensive buying power.

If local food producers are your thing or you want to buy from great regional wholesale suppliers, we can also make your budget go as far as possible. We’ll research the best local food distributors and fruit and veg wholesalers out there and put you in touch with them.

If there’s something missing from your menu or an ingredient your chef wants to cook with, give us a call and ask about our food procurement service. We can track down niche and artisan food and drink suppliers as well as specific foodservice products to enhance your offer. And if we can’t find it ourselves, we usually know someone who can.

We can come up with clever cost saving initiatives like switching brands or moving to alternative foodservice suppliers if you want to cut your spend but not quality. Cut your costs and increase your gross profit margin.

Our extensive market knowledge means we can give you an accurate snapshot of the market at any one time to help you plan ahead and manage your costs. We’re constantly looking at costs and analysing invoices so you can be sure you’re buying very competitively if you’re working with us.


Frequently Asked Questions

There isn't any small print when you work with us, but just in case you do have any questions, here are a few we’ve answered for you.

1. Do I have to pay any joining or membership fee?

No. You can take advantage of our very competitive pricing without any charge.

2. So I can keep all the money I save?


3. If I don't pay, how do Lynx Purchasing make money?

We are paid a small rebate by our suppliers.

4. What about contracts and agreements?

We have no contracts with our customers.

5. So how does it work?

You will continue to place your order directly from the supplier – and pay them as before. The special pricing is picked up using the Lynx group account number.

6. Do all Lynx Purchasing suppliers conform with current legislation?

We expect all our suppliers to meet the very highest standards regarding safety, legality, quality and transportation of your products.