Toronto, Ontario (APRIL 28, 2022)Groupex Canada, a buying group that gives independent restaurants the buying power of chains, has announced a strategic partnership with Libro, an industry leader in online reservation management and diner engagement technologies. Through this partnership, Groupex will offer its members the Libro reservation software at discounted prices providing independent restauranteurs with greater access to professional tools needed to grow and future-proof their business.

For over 35 years, Groupex has helped independent foodservice operators reduce costs on essential restaurant services and supplies by providing a package of quality branded goods and services at prices only available through volume purchasing. Groupex has established itself as one of the largest food service buying groups in Canada by pairing the needs of its 2,900+ members with leading branded suppliers, such as Pepsi, Diversey, Canada Bread, Canadian Linen, Gordon Food Service, and now Libro.

“Every restaurant needs an easy way to manage tables, engage diners, and streamline front of house operations so we’re confident this partnership is going to benefit a lot of independent business owners,” says Lorne Schwartz, President of Libro. “Our reservation platform is designed to automate and digitize tasks and that allows owners to stay focused on the overall dining experience, which we all know is the heart and soul of independent restaurants.”

To formally kick-off the partnership, Groupex will host live demos of Libro’s online reservation software during Restaurants Canada Show 2022 at Booth #2201. 

About Groupex Canada

Groupex Canada was established in 1984 by a small group of independent restaurants. Today, Groupex uses the buying power of its national membership base to negotiate savings on essential restaurant supplies and services. Members save thousands of dollars on beverages, food, and operational and financial programs. Groupex members come from all segments of the hospitality industry, from family-style restaurants and fine-dining rooms to hotels, golf courses, bowling centers, stadiums, and quick service operations. For more information, visit groupex.com.

About Libro
Libro is one of North America’s leading online reservation management solutions providing restaurants with an affordable, fully branded solution to fill tables, manage reservations, reduce no-shows, engage customers, and elevate the overall guest experience. The company’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform empowers restauranteurs to control the entire online reservation experience, retain all customer information, and eliminate pricey commission models that often come with third party reservation sites. Headquartered in Montreal, the Libro reservation platform is utilized at over 3,000 locations across Canada, the United States, and Europe. For more information, visit librorez.com.