Gordon Food Service Honors 70 Supplier Partners with VIP Awards

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Gordon Food Service, North America’s largest privately held, family-managed broadline foodservice distributor, recently celebrated its supplier partners with the 2022 Vendor Involvement Process (VIP) awards. The company relies on a network of more than 3,500 vendors to service more than 100,000 restaurant, hospitality, healthcare, and education customers, as well as millions of retail consumers, in the U.S. and across Canada. 

A total of 70 supplier partners were recognized in six distinct categories for excellence in continuous improvement, service and strategic alignment, supply chain and customer relationship metrics, vision and branding, and commitment to inclusiveness and diversity.

“The VIP awards are an important way we recognize, celebrate and thank our suppliers for their outstanding contributions to Gordon Food Service,” said Brad Reynolds, Senior Director Strategic Procurement. “In today’s challenging business environment, it’s critical to nurture strong partnerships with our suppliers. These awards are one way we show our appreciation for their dedication to our company and commitment to helping Gordon Food Service provide our customers with excellent food experiences.”

North America Cornerstone Partner Award Winners

  • Berry Plastics
  • Cheese Merchants
  • David Roberts Foods
  • Essity
  • Evergreen Herb
  • Fresca Mexican Foods
  • Gregory Packaging
  • Hallmark Poultry 
  • HFA Inc.
  • JBS Pork
  • Ken’s Dressing
  • Mar-Jac Poultry Inc
  • Markon – Taylor Farms
  • Montpak International
  • Pepsico Foodservice – Frito-Lay
  • Pilgrim’s Pride – Fresh – Sanford 
  • Ray and Mascari Inc
  • Red Diamond
  • Request Foods Inc
  • Sandridge Food Corp 
  • Schwan’s Food Service
  • Seneca Foods Corp
  • Woolwich Dairy Inc (Saputo)

 

North America VIP Frontline Award Winners

  • A Lassonde Beverages
  • Alpha Baking Company
  • Alpha Poly
  • Arnie’s Bakery
  • Barilla Canada Inc
  • Burnbrae Farms Ltd.
  • Burnette Foods
  • Caito Foods
  • Central Smith Creamery 
  • Cerelia 
  • Cherry Central Inc
  • Club Coffee LP
  • Cohn Produce
  • Datamedia Ltd
  • Essity
  • Ferris Nut Co.
  • FGF Brands - Stonefire
  • Handy Wacks Corp
  • Highliner
  • Holly’s Custom Print Inc. 
  • Indiana Packers Corporation 
  • JTM Food Group Inc
  • Kellogg’s
  • King Cole Ducks Ltd
  • Lactalis
  • Leprino Foods
  • Lester Foods
  • Masters Gallery
  • National Checking Co
  • Olympia Foods Industries Inc
  • On-Cor Frozen Foods
  • Pacific Coast Producers
  • Producers Rice Mill, Inc
  • Saneck International
  • Sterno Candle Lamp Company
  • Sun-Brite Foods Inc
  • Teti Bakery
  • The Father’s Table
  • Tip Top Poultry Inc
  • TNT Foods
  • Volailles Régal Inc
  • Weaver Bros Inc
  • Windmill Farm Inc
  • WOW! Factor Desserts

 

VIP Frontline Indirect Supplier Award Winners

  • Great Lakes Embroidery
  • H3 Fuel Services 

 

Co-Creation of Value (Continuous Improvement) Award Winner 

  • Kellogg's 

 

North America Brand Partner Award Winners

  • Pactiv Evergreen
  • Ventura Foods 

 

Diversity and Inclusion Award Winners

  • Azteca Foods
  • Burnbrae Farms

 

Regional Supplier Partner Award Winners

  • Rana Pasta

 

About Gordon Food Service

Since 1897, we have delivered uncompromising quality and heartfelt service to our customers. We began as a simple butter-and-egg delivery service, and have grown to become the largest family business in the foodservice industry by upholding the same approach for nearly 125 years—remaining passionately committed to the people we serve. Today, we serve foodservice operators in the Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, and Southwest regions of the United States and coast-to-coast in Canada. We also operate more than 175 Gordon Food Service Store locations in the U.S., which are open to the public and provide restaurant-quality products and friendly, knowledgeable service without a membership fee. By partnering with organizations from across industries—healthcare to education, independent and chain restaurants, and event planners—we help our customers create food experiences that people choose, enjoy, and remember.