Gordon Food Service Announces the 2016 North American Vendor Involvement Process Supplier Award Winners


Gordon Food Service is pleased to announce the 2016 North American recipients of the Vendor Involvement Process (VIP) supplier awards. Comprised of four distinct categories of recognition, the VIP awards honor and celebrate Gordon Food Service’s supplier partners for excellence in service and strategic alignment, supply chain and customer relationship metrics, vision and branding, and commitment to inclusiveness and diversity.

“Each year we look forward to recognizing our valued supplier partners for their dedication and outstanding service,” said Mark Eriks, Chief Supply Chain Officer. “The VIP awards bring us together to reward and celebrate the strong and lasting relationships that we’ve built, based on mutual respect and shared success, that propel our business today and into the future.”

North American Cornerstone Partner Awards:

  • ACH Food Companies
  • Aunt Millie’s Bakeries
  • Cargill Value Added Meats – Ground Beef Division
  • Florida’s Natural
  • Foodhandler
  • Foster Farms
  • Hallmark Poultry
  • Jones Dairy Farms
  • Lakeside Foods
  • Lamb Weston, Inc.
  • Lassonde Beverages
  • McCormick Canada
  • Olymel
  • Pactiv
  • Ray & Mascari, Inc.
  • SCA Tissue North America
  • Tip Top Poultry, Inc.
  • WOW Factor Desserts

North American VIP Partner Award Winners:

  • 511 Foodservice
  • AdvancePierre Foods
  • Agropur
  • Arla Foods
  • Associated Milk Producers, Inc.
  • Bäckerhaus Veit
  • Berry Plastics
  • Bob Evans Foodservice
  • Bonduelle North America
  • Cargill Dressings, Sauces & Oils
  • CHS, Inc.
  • Club Coffee
  • Cole’s Quality Foods, Inc.
  • Dianne’s Fine Desserts
  • E.D. Smith Foods
  • Eco-Products
  • ED Foods
  • English Bay Batter
  • Evergreen Herbs
  • Exceldor
  • Hoffmaster Institutional
  • Hormel Foods Corp.
  • Indiana Packers
  • JM Smucker Co.
  • James Austin Company
  • JTM Food Group
  • Ken’s Foods
  • Kent Quality Foods, Inc.
  • Knouse Foods
  • Lesters Foods
  • Lynch Foods
  • Masters Gallery
  • Monin
  • Red Gold
  • Sandridge Food Corporation
  • SCA Tissue North America
  • Sofina Foods
  • Sugar Foods Corp.
  • Tetley
  • Ventura Foods, LLC
  • Viau Foods
  • Walco
  • Windmill Farms

North America Brand Partner Award Winner:

  • WOW Factor Desserts

Diversity Supplier Award Winners:

  • Kellogg’s – Food Away From Home
  • Sweet Street Desserts

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. To learn more about Gordon Food Service, visit gfs.com.

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