Partnerships / Acquisitions

BlueCart Acquires Sous To Boost Mobile Procurement For Restaurants

BlueCart is strengthening its position in restaurants’ back offices with a new acquisition.

The company announced Thursday (June 8) that it is acquiring Sous, whose mobile restaurant administration platform will bolster BlueCart’s existing cloud procurement management solution. According to the companies, Sous’ mobile-first approach to the restaurant industry can bolster BlueCart’s restaurant procurement offering.

According to BlueCart CEO Konstantin Zvereff, the acquisition will help restaurant owners gain access to more hospitality solutions — such as technology innovations in the cloud and through mobile app developments such as mobile order-ahead — especially in New York City, where BlueCart is experiencing significant growth.

“Sous offered a great opportunity to add to BlueCart’s market share in the New York area,” Zvereff said. “As we continue to see wholesale procurement accelerating on mobile platforms, we saw an opportunity to acquire a mobile-first platform and further accentuate BlueCart’s market leadership.”

“BlueCart is rapidly innovating to build what we at Sous believe will be an essential part of the restaurant stack,” said Sous Founder and CEO Don J. Kahn in a statement. “We’re very excited to be working together on this shared vision.”

BlueCart already provides restaurant owners and managers with mobile apps to run their businesses, specifically to manage procurement and, for restaurant suppliers, to manage their customers. The company aims to boost automation and reduce manual data entry, it said, and offers a mobile online procurement platform for restaurants, chefs and suppliers.

The platform supports custom pricing, invoicing, collection and an eCommerce-style marketplace.

The financial details of the takeover were not disclosed.

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