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In November 2010, Minor League Baseball (MiLB) entered into an exclusive five-year partnership agreement with Essensa. In July 2014, MiLB announced a five-year renewal of its agreement with Essensa. As part of the agreement with MiLB, Essensa will provide significant savings for the governing body of the sport. In addition, Essensa will also sponsor the Baseball Winter Meetings, the annual December convention attended by Major and Minor League Baseball executives. A copy of MiLB's press release about its renewal agreement with Essensa can be found here.

Essensa will deliver savings opportunities to Minor League Baseball's entire supply chain, including food services, clubhouse cleaning and laundry solutions, office supplies, carpeting and furniture, pest elimination services, PC hardware and software, credit card processing, facilities management and more. Through Essensa's affiliation with the national GPO Premier, we have expanded our portfolio so that it contains more product categories, including unique contract enhancements, contract rebates and regional contracts that meet MiLB's specific needs.

Essensa will also regularly analyze total business spend, track spending patterns and identify additional savings opportunities to ensure that participating MiLB leagues and teams are paying a consistently low price for the products and services they depend on.

Find out more by contacting Essensa at (866) 430-5330.

Essensa is the fastest-growing GPO delivering procurement solutions, supply chain efficiencies, and greater operating margins to members nationwide. Essensa members have access to a $36 billion portfolio comprised of 1,600 contracts through more than 900 suppliers. With value-added services, including the Employee Discount Program, complimentary publications, regular contract updates, and exceptional customer service, Essensa is the clear choice to make a real impact on your expenses.

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A group purchasing organization (GPO) is a third-party that acts as the purchasing agent of a group of buyers. Rooted in the straightforward principle of supply, demand, and critical mass, group purchasing essentially leverages large numbers of buyers interested in attaining lower prices for goods and services. The GPO negotiates discounted pricing on behalf of the buyers that are its members.

Essensa provides value-added services that help promote the growth of recreational facilities and stadiums throughout the nation. Delivering savings on a vast array of products and services, Essensa is committed to providing high-quality athletic and recreational purchasing opportunities for members and their organizations and professionals. Our savings are aimed at improving the quality of member facilities and the comfort of their patrons.

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Providing unparalleled service is the cornerstone of our success. Our customer care team works with members one-on-one, directing them to the advantageous purchasing opportunities available through our program. We take the time to evaluate each member's unique situation in order to provide the resources for success. Our field representatives are located throughout the country and work directly with members. In addition, each member is assigned an internal client service associate. By analyzing purchasing data, following each account closely, and working with each member individually to identify purchasing needs, our support teams make sure that every member secures the best possible savings. At Essensa, your success is our success.

"We are pleased to welcome Essensa as a partner with MiLB through their sponsorship of the Baseball Winter Meetings. We look forward to working with and learning from Essensa all of the many ways that we can streamline and reduce costs in procuring goods and services." -- Tim Purpura, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, MiLB
"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to deliver enormous cost savings to MiLB. By trusting their purchasing needs to Essensa, MiLB can focus on its core mission to entertaining the millions of fans who love Minor League Baseball." -- John Sganga, President, Essensa
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