Reviews From Current UNA Members

We strive to deliver consistent results for our clients that go above expectations. Our 97% retention rate speaks to that goal. Here’s what some of our current member companies have said about working with UNA for their product and service procurement needs.

“We’ve been using UNA’s shipping program for about two and a half years now, offering it to six different associations. Our members love it! Travel association members use it to overnight hard copy tickets to their customers. The program helps them go above and beyond for their clients without breaking the bank. We’ve gotten great feedback from everyone. UNA’s customer support is just terrific, and they always go to bat for us.”

Mary H, CEO
Association benefit provider

HHS opted into the UNA FedEx program in April 2015. The signup process was easy and the loading of pricing, timely. We did our first review recently for the first quarter on the program and are projecting an annual savings in the 20-25% range based on previous local pricing.

Don Mancuso, Corporate Director of Materials Management

UNA is a valued business partner of the Missouri Colleges Fund. Because of UNA’s purchasing power, the MCF is able to offer our seventeen non-profit member colleges and universities the best pricing on many goods and services, thus saving valuable procurement time and dollars.

Mike Backer, President
Missouri Colleges Fund, Inc.

We reached out to UNA to assist us in getting attached to contracts that we could not get on our own. What we found is that they could provide us even more than we ever anticipated and our membership is enjoying the added cost saving benefits. With the personal service they have delivered it truly feels like a partnership.

Mickey Schulte, Executive Director
Savvik Buying Group

UNA has been a great partner and resource for our operations teams. As we have implemented the UNA purchasing food program their team has consolidated our order guide and provided us significant savings opportunities. The transition in the units has been well coordinated, pricing is completely transparent and the service has been excellent. We appreciate all your support and look forward to continuing this successful partnership.

Keith O’Neill, President
Culinary & Nutrition Solutions

Acorn Food Services, Inc. working with UNA has been a participating member in the GPO alliance with Novation for approximately 22 months. During that time they have serviced our locations in 8 states and we have been pleased with the overall products & savings that we have experienced. During the past 8 months with issues such as the Avian Bird Flu, the contract pricing established by Novation has proven extremely beneficial. We’re glad to be a member with the UNA organization.

Rick Vero, Vice President of Operations
Acorn Services, Inc.

The UNA folks have been fantastic to work with! They understand the challenges our members face, and they share our values as an organization. I continue to hear how much money participating organizations are saving with UNA and urge everyone to give them a try. After all, why spend more than you have to in these difficult times?

Stephen L. Vinson, President & CEO
United Methodist Association

UNA has given us a basic word when it comes to our purchasing- “Confidence”. As a business owner I am confident that when my employees purchase from our main vendors: US Foods, Staples and FedEx that they are doing so at the predetermined discounted price points. UNA is looking out for me in the marketplace and we are very happy with our relationship.

Owner of a Large Food Service Management & Catering Business

The YMCA of Southwestern Indiana has partnered with UNA since April 2014 and has implemented the Vizient program through US Foods. US Foods has consolidated our order guide and has provided assistance with food selection and savings opportunities. They make ordering easy with their user friendly online ordering system. To meet the Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) standards, the YMCA has guidelines on the nutritional value of our food we serve to our participants. US Foods has been a wonderful resource and with their online system we are able to view the product descriptions and nutritional facts to ensure we are meeting HEPA standards with the food we are choosing. Our US Foods Account Manager has met with us in person to go over products with us and to make sure we are having the best possible experience with US Foods. We appreciate all the support US Foods and UNA have provided us and we look forward to continuing this successful partnership.

Ashley Hansen, Assistant Child Care Director
YMCA of Southwestern Indiana