Gordon Food Service Celebrates Supplier Partners with the 2017 North American Vendor Involvement Process (VIP) Awards


Gordon Food Service, North America’s largest privately held, family managed broadline foodservice distribution company, today celebrated its supplier partners with the 2017 Vendor Involvement Process (VIP) awards. The 120 year-old, multibillion dollar distributor relies on a network of 3,500 vendors, coupled with precision logistics, to service more than 100,000 restaurant, hospitality, healthcare and education customers, as well as millions of consumers, in the U.S. and across Canada. The VIP Awards are comprised of five distinct categories of recognition, honoring supplier partners for excellence in continuous improvement, service and strategic alignment, supply chain and customer relationship metrics, vision and branding, and commitment to inclusiveness and diversity.

“Our supplier partners are an essential ingredient in delivering excellent service to our customers,” said Mark Eriks, Chief Supply Chain Officer. “The VIP awards program is an opportunity to come together to recognize and celebrate our vendors’ contributions and the great advances they’re making in their own respective businesses. The VIP event highlights the relationships we’ve built and continue to grow, and the bright future we share, as we work together in setting the industry standard for customer service.”

North American Cornerstone Partner Awards:

  • American Roland
  • Aunt Millie’s Bakehouse
  • Azteca Foods
  • Berry Global US
  • Burnbrae Farms
  • Caito Foods
  • Carla’s Pasta
  • Essity
  • Evergreen Herbs
  • FGF Brands
  • Farmland Foods
  • HFA, Inc.
  • Hallmark Poultry
  • JBS Pork
  • Lassonde Beverages
  • Lynch Foods
  • Masters Gallery
  • Michigan Turkey Producers
  • Ray & Mascari, Inc.
  • Sandridge Food Corporation
  • Sterno
  • Tampa Maid Foods, Inc.
  • U.S. Chemical Corporation

North American VIP Partner Award Winners:

  • 511 Foodservice
  • Arla Foods
  • Arvco Corp
  • BC Fresh
  • B&G Foods, Inc.
  • Bäckerhaus Veit
  • Berry Global Canada
  • Bob Evans Foodservice
  • Cheese Merchants
  • Club Coffee
  • Cohn Produce
  • Cole’s Quality Foods, Inc.
  • Danone
  • Dart Canada, Inc.
  • Dianne’s Fine Desserts
  • Diversey
  • English Bay Batter
  • Export Packers
  • Florida’s Natural
  • Food Handler
  • Fresh Mark
  • Highline Mushrooms
  • Inovata Foods
  • Knouse Foods
  • Lakeside Foods
  • Leprino Foods
  • Maple Leaf Foodservice
  • Mar-Jac Poultry
  • McCormick Canada
  • Monin
  • Nestle USA – Minor’s
  • Olymel
  • Olympia Foods Industries
  • Producers Rice Mill
  • Request Foods, Inc.
  • Savencia Cheese U.S.A.
  • Sweet Street Desserts
  • Tip Top Poultry, Inc.
  • Unilever
  • Viau Foods
  • WNA

Co-Creation of Value Award Winner:

  • Cargill

North America Brand Partner Award Winner:

  • E.D. Smith Foods

Diversity Supplier Award Winners:

  • FGF Brands, Inc.
  • McCormick Canada

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 more than 120 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.

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