US Foodservice salutes
winners of first vendor
Oct 8, 2009 9:25 AM
US Foodservice has announced the recipients of its first annual vendor recognition program.
During a September 30 award ceremony in Rosemont IL, Windsor Foods won top honors and was named US Foodservice’s 2009 Vendor of the Year out of more than 700 vendors.
“It is a real pleasure to recognize Windsor Foods and the 11 other great suppliers who in 2009 have shown US Foodservice and our customers extraordinary support. Our recognition program honors exceptional suppliers who help US Foodservice and our customers prosper in all aspects of our business,” said Pat Mulhern, president, Monarch Food Group.
Vendors were evaluated by 60 US Foodservice divisions and the Monarch Food Group support office on 10 criteria: food safety, product quality, sales growth in the independent sector, gross margin improvement, merchandising support, divisional sales support, logistics, national account support, USF-exclusive brands, and business friendliness.
Six companies were recognized for their superior performance in these product categories:
•Frozen Groceries—Campbell’s Soup Co
•Produce—Reser’s Fine Foods
•Center of the Plate—Icelandic USA
These companies also were awarded the Departmental Excellence award:
•Food Safety and Quality Assurance—Tyson Foods
•Exclusive Brands Partnership—Campbell’s Soup Co
•Business Friendliness—Pilgrim’s Pride
US Foodservice offers more than 43,000 national, private label, and signature brand items and an array of services to its more than 250,000 customers. The company employs 26,000 associates in more than 60 locations nationwide.
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