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February 07, 2016 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Group Purchasing and Strategic Market Alliance Launch Custom Contract for Paper and Janitorial Supply Distribution

CHAMPS Group Purchasing and Strategic Market Alliance Launch Custom Contract for HousekeepingCHAMPS Group Purchasing announces a new three-year custom contract with Strategic Market Alliance (SMA) for paper and janitorial supply distribution. The custom contract with SMA is available to CHAMPS’ 7,000+ members nationwide.

“CHAMPS is excited to announce our new contract with Strategic Market Alliance for janitorial and paper products distribution,” said Jan Elder, director of contracting services. “SMA’s network of distributors is known for their combination of national programs with local service and support. Our contract covers all CHAMPS members nationwide, including healthcare, hospitality, education and industry. CHAMPS members can now drive savings by using SMA dealers to deliver their favorite brands at GPO prices.”

The SMA contract provides CHAMPS members with a highly competitive cost plus program that helps to reduce annual spend while addressing all cleaning needs. This includes towel and tissue systems, disinfectants, cleaning chemicals, trash cans and liners, janitorial supplies and equipment, skin care, and foodservice products. CHAMPS members also have access to SMA’s HealthRite program which includes numerous training guides that address proper cleaning guidelines. The local SMA healthcare specialist assists members by supporting them with best practices, the proper utilization of product systems and expertise in regulatory compliance.

“SMA understands that challenges in healthcare today require vendor partners that do more than simply deliver products,“ said Mitch Rosenfield, healthcare segment manager for SMA. “Our specially trained local healthcare specialists provide expertise with products and processes that impact a facility in three key areas: reducing total spend, increasing revenue and improving outcomes by regulatory compliance, safety and sustainability. We are excited to provide this value to CHAMPS members. ”

About CHAMPS Group Purchasing
CHAMPS Group Purchasing leverages the purchasing power of 7,000+ member locations across the United States allowing them access to significant savings in product categories, including medical supplies, foodservice, wireless, office supplies and facility maintenance. As an owner of Premier, one of the largest buying groups in the country, CHAMPS sponsors its members allowing them access to more than $40 billion in purchasing volume, 2,000+ agreements, GPO contract management and unparalleled customer service. It’s simple to start realizing significant savings - with zero fees and no cost to join - the sign-up process is seamless. CHAMPS is honored to be named as one of The Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Top Workplaces in 2014 and 2015, as well as to ERC’s NorthCoast 99 List in 2003, 2004, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2015. For more, visit

About SMA (Strategic Market Alliance)
Strategic Market Alliance is a national distribution organization comprised of 50 leading janitorial, sanitation, food service and industrial packaging distributors. With 197 local warehouse/service centers throughout North America, SMA supports national clients with quantifiable savings and exceptional local service. While SMA was formed in 2006, our distributors have owned their individual businesses (on average) 60+ years. For more, visit