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November 08, 2012 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS’ New Agreement Offers Meal Kits and Shelf Stable Entrees

Contact Julie Cox, CHAMPS Group Purchasing
216.255.3611 or

CHAMPS Group Purchasing announces an agreement with Cass Ventures, Inc./Fit Foodz (Fit Foodz) to offer CHAMPS’ members access to and discounted pricing on meal kits and shelf stable entrees.  

This agreement with Fit Foodz, effective Oct. 1, 2012 through Sept. 30, 2015, serves all CHAMPS members, nationwide.  

Jan Elder, CHAMPS’ contracting director, said, “CHAMPS is excited to announce our new contract with Fit Foodz for their meal kits and shelf stable entrees. The innovative line of products offers healthy foods that can be prepared using their own heating packet.”

Michele McDaniel, Fit Foodz’s regional manager, said, “Fit Foodz is pleased to partner with CHAMPS to offer our selection of healthy products to their members. The team at CHAMPS is an exciting group to work with, as they are continuously looking for products that are nutritious and innovative for their members. Lenna Gordon, president of Cass Ventures, Inc./Fit Foodz, knew the partnership was a good match. We strive to meet the needs of customers by bringing healthier food products that are progressive in today’s market.”

Cass Ventures, Inc., a small, woman-owned company, entered the military market segment with the product line Fit Foodz™. Staying ahead of the curve, military consumption products were analyzed and the Fit Foodz™ products were improved to meet and exceed military objectives. Cass Ventures has successfully secured national and international agreements with the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army DoD Schools, AOR, and VA Healthcare.

About CHAMPS Group Purchasing
As healthcare group purchasing experts, CHAMPS helps the healthcare industry save money and lightens the contracting burden for purchasing managers. For nearly 20 years, CHAMPS Group Purchasing has been an affiliate of Premier, Inc., one of the largest healthcare buying groups in the country, with over $43 billion in volume and more than 2,000 contracts.

With more than 4,000 clients nationwide, CHAMPS is one of Premier’s largest healthcare group purchasing affiliate programs and has been working in the healthcare arena since 1916. Choosing to partner with CHAMPS enables healthcare facilities access to Premier agreements, while benefiting from CHAMPS’ personal and expert service, aggregated contract portfolio and custom contract offerings – making utilization of the program as seamless as possible. For more, visit

About Cass Ventures, Inc./Fit Foodz
Cass Ventures, Inc./Fit Foodz was founded in 2000 through product line Cherokee Foods™. Cass Ventures, Inc. is committed to provide nutritionally superior products that meet the increasing demand of health conscious customers. It is this commitment that will ensure the continued growth and diversification that will continue to make Cass Ventures, Inc. a trendsetter and leader in food industry.