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UFPC Launches Replacement Parts Program — UFPC Parts Connection

Louisville, Ky. — April 18, 2007 —

Unified Foodservice Purchasing Co-op, LLC (UFPC) announces the launch of a new program called UFPC Parts Connection. The program represents a strategic alliance between UFPC Equipment Sales and 3Wire Group, Inc. (a business of IMI, PLC). The alliance gives owners of A&W, KFC, Long John Silver’s, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurants a one-stop shopping opportunity for all equipment parts needs.

“The launch of UFPC Parts Connection is another step in the continuing added value that we bring to our customers,” said Dale Holden, Vice President, UFPC Equipment Sales. “We continually look to develop programs that complete the offering for our members.”

UFPC Parts ConnectionUFPC Parts Connection began taking orders in April 2007. Yum! Brands, Inc. store operators will receive competitive prices onreplacement parts, as well as links to OEM-approved service agents. Operators can place orders on a customized UFPC Parts Connection Web site or via a toll-free phone number. In addition, UFPC Parts Connection has dedicated, knowledgeable customer service agents who can take orders and research parts questions.

“Our customers asked us for a comprehensive parts management solution, and the UFPC Parts Connection program delivers that opportunity to them,” Holden added.

“UFPC Parts Connection has nationwide parts distribution from strategically located warehouses providing same-day shipping on most parts,” said Robert Guerra, President of 3Wire Group, Inc. “Our significant investment in parts management technologies and support services allows us to deliver the high level of service that Yum! operators have come to expect.”

Convenient ordering options are as easy as 1, 2 or 3:

1. Go online at
2. Call UFPC Parts Connection at (866) 570-5893
3. Fax your order to (866) 868-5889

About UFPC

UFPC manages the supply chain for all Yum! Brands, Inc. and most franchise-owned A&W, KFC, Long John Silver’s, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurant outlets in the United States. UFPC has headquarters in Louisville, Ky., and hub offices in Dallas, Texas, and Irvine, Calif. UFPC also has an additional equipment office in Wichita, Kan. UFPC negotiates volume purchases of equipment, food, packaging and other supplies from manufacturers and suppliers for purchase by operators and distributors.

About 3Wire

Headquartered in Osseo, Minn., 3Wire Group, Inc. is a leading parts supplier and provider of parts and parts management solutions to the U.S. foodservice and beverage industries. For more information, please visit the 3Wire Web site.




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