Foodstuffs operates the Foodstuffs eXchange (FSX) to send and
receive eCommerce transactions with our suppliers.
This system was first developed in 2002 and has become a core
part of our business. This collaborative eCommerce initiative
is provided by both Foodstuffs Companies with the aim to make B2B
eCommerce a win-win solution for our supply chain. The
eXchange eCommerce system has transformed our business relationship
with suppliers. It does this by minimising transaction costs, and
increasing accuracy and efficiency of the supply chain.
Suppliers can choose to integrate transactions with their
back-office systems, or interact via the easy website interface, to
receive and confirm purchase orders and send invoices to us for
The Foodstuffs eXchange includes services to translate between
barcode numbers (GTINs) and suppliers' own product codes, along
with a Store Code translation service. There is full
visibility and document tracking for up to 90 days of transactions
to assist troubleshooting if required.
In parallel to the website, the B2B eCommerce layer offers the
- It accepts messages from the website, HTTPS, FTP or email.
- Translates the messages between Foodstuffs and a supplier
covering more than 25 file formats and versions.
- Foodstuffs XML formats are the
- We offer full support for suppliers
when implementing B2B via this standard
- Product and store codes are translated, with B2B communications
updating the website allowing it to be used as a fall-back by
- Messages are sent to the recipients using the preferred
transport, agreed at the time of integration.
All B2B eCommerce transactions are available to view and track
via the eXchange website Document Tracking function. The website is
also your entry point to our Data eXpress solution for adding and
updating product data.
Foodstuffs eXchange Application Form (29kb)