Creating Synergy

By sourcing FMCG commodities on an international scale, AMS retail partners are able to provide shoppers with greater value for money, which gives partners a clear competitive edge and improves their bottom line.

Connecting companies

AMS connects companies to the benefit of all. It opens new buying markets and creates extremely valuable economies of scale for its retail partners, while giving suppliers access to larger volumes and new markets.

Commercial expertise

With more than 35 years’ experience in international sourcing, AMS has built up unprecedented expertise in this field, as well as a strong and extensive professional network of industry leaders and suppliers.

In difficult economic times, the value of combined sourcing cannot be underestimated. Our core business is to negotiate the best commercial conditions on our partners’ behalf. But also creating economies of scale for our suppliers, providing them a gateway to leading European retailers. All with one goal in mind – to maximize return on investment for both.

Bert Swartsenburg

Managing Director AMS Sourcing B.V.

Welcome to AMS Sourcing B.V.

AMS is an Amsterdam-based, non-profit, strategic-buying alliance that currently works on behalf of 8 top European food retailers. Since 1988, the alliance has been initiating, managing, and coordinating joint-buying activities for its shareholders and, later, for EURO SHOPPER™ distributor members as well. Read more about AMS.


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