BUYPRODUCE.COM, Irvine, Calif., was included in Forbes.com's recent first annual Best of the Web list for business-to-business sites. The B2B guide named buyproduce.com one of the 200 most important business-to-business Web sites. A team of editors evaluated B2B companies and selected 200 of the most promising and competitive in 25 industries. Each company was judged on its strategy, execution, financial staying power and Web site. "Being named to the Forbes Best of the Web list is an honor because of the organization's respected business publication and the list's criteria, which include an extensive study of sites within the 25 industries," said buyproduce.com chief information officer Jim Delurgio. "The fact that they recognized buyproduce.com as one of the best Web sites in the Food and Beverage category is a great validation of the buyproduce.com business model."
ively deploying international e-commerce business-to-business networks." E-MarketMaker, PurchasePro.com's e-commerce enabling solution, will allow foodbuy.com food-service operators and distributors to place and process supply orders on-line, ultimately saving members time and money.
IPNET SOLUTIONS, Newport Beach, Calif., has released IPNet eBizness Suite 3.2, a software product that helps exchanges quickly achieve 100% trading-partner participation. Retailers, manufacturers, distributors and suppliers of any size can now collaborate, transact and share XML-based documents, general business objects such as forecasts and graphics files as well as traditional supply-chain documents such as invoices, purchase orders and advance ship notices through one or several exchanges, the company said. Key product features include rapid implementation; flexible integration of legacy applications with new technologies; support for AS2, the highest possible level of electronic data security, and real-time connectivity with immediate notification of received messages. The product also will support the global trading exchange market.
THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CHAIN DRUG STORES, Alexandria, Va., will unveil a prototype of ChainDrugStore.net, a new industry portal for the $620 billion chain-pharmacy marketplace, at the NACDS Pharmacy, Managed Care and Technology Conference and Bricks 2 Clicks Forum Aug. 26 to 30 in San Diego. The new ChainDrugStore.net portal, which has been developed after extensive industry research and consultation with chain drug retailers and suppliers, is expected to be fully operational in early 2001. "By developing ChainDrugStore.net, NACDS will provide chain retailers and suppliers with a unique on-line resource that creates, delivers and receives personalized information that enhances communications and improves trading partner relationships," said Craig L. Fuller, NACDS president and chief executive officer. When it is launched, ChainDrugStore.net will provide retailers, manufacturers, service providers and the media a unique on-line resource -- a portal that creates and delivers personalized, targeted information that enhances communication and improves trading-partner relationships, it was said. ChainDrugStore.net will focus on core NACDS retailer and supplier audiences. Among retailers, it is anticipated that users will primarily consist of senior management, buyers and category managers, and marketing, purchasing, merchandising, and distribution/logistics staff. Among suppliers, users will include brand managers, key account executives, and trade marketing and other sales and marketing executives. Over the past three months, NACDS sought to identify the needs of its core audiences.