The ecFood division of ecIndustries, mother of e-commerce platform ecfood.com, announced this week that it had signed up Master Dairies, Inc, a buying group representing 27 processing plants throughout the United States and Canada. Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, the Master Dairies buying group will source food ingredients, direct materials and packaging using ecFood‚s online sourcing and specification management tools. Items will include vanilla, orange juice concentrate, fruit drink bases, fuel, milk cartons, cleaning chemicals, laboratory supplies, shrink film and other direct and indirect materials. Master Dairies current membership includes the following companies; Anderson Erickson Dairy Co., Borden Dairy, Wawa, Inc.,Shamrock Foods, Wessanen USA Dairies, Marcus Dairy, Southern Belle Dairy Company, and Wilcox Farms. "The purchase of Master Dairies further advances ecFood‚s strategy to focuson bringing e-commerce and e-sourcing to middle market companies, food manufacturers and processors," said Dave Laukat, CEO of ecFood.