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Gordon Food Service Announces the 2015 North American Vendor Involvement Process Supplier Award Winners

Press Release
vendor involvement processGordon Food Service is pleased to announce the 2015 North American recipients of the prestigious Vendor Involvement Process (VIP) supplier awards. Suppliers receiving the Cornerstone Partner Award excelled in service metrics and exemplified strategic distinction through extraordinary efforts. Suppliers receiving the VIP Partner Award demonstrated excellence and improvement in supply chain and customer relationship metrics. The supplier receiving the Gordon Food Service Brand Partner Award excelled in service metrics and demonstrated outstanding vision and implementation of branding strategies. The suppliers receiving the Diversity Supplier Award excelled in their commitment to diversity and inclusion efforts.
 
“Growth is everything in a business, and Gordon Food Service has enjoyed growth because of the support and commitment of our customers, our employees, and our suppliers,” said Todd Baker, Gordon Food Service North American Merchandising Senior Manager. “Success can be achieved only when all three are working together. In particular, outstanding work performed by our 2015 VIP suppliers has enabled us to better serve our customers, enter new markets, and enhance our brand image.”

Canada Cornerstone Partner Award Winners:

  • 511 Foodservice
  • Lassonde Beverages
  • Ed Smith Foods Ltd   
  • Evergreen Herbs Ltd.
  • Hallmark Poultry 
  • McCormick Canada
  • Montpak International
  • Parmalat Canada

U.S. Cornerstone Partner Award Winners:

  • ACH - Tone's Spices
  • Aunt Millie's Bakeries
  • Amick Farms    ACH - Tone's Spices    
  • Berry Plastics
  • Bosco's Pizza Co.
  • Caito Foods
  • Cargill Meat Solutions (Ground Beef)
  • Country Fresh Food Service
  • Diamond Crystal Brands  
  • Foodhandler
  • Freshway Foods
  • Lamb Weston Inc
  • SCA Tissue North Amer LLC
  • Tip Top Poultry Inc.
  • The Father's Table   
  • WNA Comet Products Inc.

Canada VIP Partner Award Winners:

  • Alpha Poly
  • Ardent Mills
  • Campbell’s Foodservice  
  • Cardinal Meat Specialists
  • Club Coffee Lp.
  • De Luxe Paper Products    
  • Export Packers
  • Little Potato
  • Lynch Foods  
  • Olymel
  • Richardson Oilseed Ltd.
  • SCA Americas
  • Windmill Farm Inc.
  • Woolwich Dairy Inc.
  • Sofina Foods

U.S. VIP Partner Award Winners:

  • Arvco Corp.
  • CHS Inc. (Hamilton Farm Bureau) 
  • Club Coffee
  • Cole's Quality Foods, Inc.
  • Dianne's Fine Desserts 
  • Florida's Natural
  • Gregory Packaging
  • Hormel Foods Corp.
  • Indiana Packers Corporation
  • JTM Food Group Inc.
  • Ken's Dressing  
  • Kent Quality Foods Inc.
  • Lakeside Foods
  • McCain Foods USA 
  • Pactiv
  • Ray And Mascari Inc.
  • Request Foods Inc.
  • Sandridge Food Corp.
  • Sterling Ltd.-Cheese Merchants
  • Sugar Foods Corp.   
  • Tampa Maid Foods Inc.
  • Taylor Farmz
  • Tetley 
  • Ventura Foods

North America Brand Partner Award Winner:

  • Aunt Millie's Bakeries

Diversity Supplier Award Winners: 

  • Carla’s Pasta 
  • Kellogg’s

About Gordon Food Service

Since 1897, we have delivered uncompromising quality and heartfelt service for 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 over 115 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 170 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.