Foodbuy Data Investment Program



Foodbuy is a leading food and hospitality procurement, contracting and supply chain management organisation and the professional procurement capability behind Australia’s largest food and support services organisation, Compass Group Australia.

At the heart of the Foodbuy organisation is a deep commitment to market leadership in data which underpins their focus on food safety (incl. allergens), nutrition, supply chain optimisation and the “Planet Promise” focus to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

Data Investment Program

To support these initiatives, Foodbuy has invested in a multi-year Data Investment Strategy to design, collate, visualise and empower their clients and consumers through data connectivity with their supply chain.

A key component of Foodbuy’s Data Investment Strategy is a partnership with global standards organisation, GS1 Australia, specifically the National Product Catalogue (NPC). The partnership with GS1 Australia will enable Foodbuy to work with suppliers and manufacturers who are already GS1 members, while encouraging new suppliers to onboard to the National Product Catalogue for consistent collection and quality supply chain data into their systems and to their clients.

How the data will be used

Foodbuy will use the data obtained via GS1 to empower their clients and consumers across the food, beverage, retail products and services.
From their “Grown Here, Not Flown Here” approach to Australian sourcing, through investment in ATSI, SME and Social Enterprise supply chains the Foodbuy team utilise millions of data attributes to provide clients with product information including point of origin, nutritional content, sustainability credentials and much more
From tender opportunities through menu management and client reporting, the Foodbuy team visualise this deep industry data with  best-in-class systems to develop new growth opportunities for both clients and suppliers.

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The National Product Catalogue

The National Product Catalogue is a complete solution that helps you maintain all your product master data and digital content (on- pack data and images) in a central location.

You can then share this information in real-time, with all trading partners across the supply chain, with confidence that you are compliant and meeting retailer and regulatory requirements.

Why use the NPC?

  • Improve data accuracy and alignment between all trading partners

  • Share master data with multiple trading partners

  • Increase speed to market

  • Reduce costs and administration

  • Improve stock control and inventory management

  • Minimise data errors and duplications


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More information

If you are on the NPC and need more information email the NPC Suppler Engagement team
If you are not on NPC and would like more information email the NPC Service team