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Gordon Food Service celebrates supplier partners with awards

Oct. 15, 2019
Gordon Food Service celebrated its supplier partners with the 2019 Vendor Involvement Process (VIP) awards.

Gordon Food Service, a family-managed broadline foodservice distribution company, recently celebrated its supplier partners with the 2019 Vendor Involvement Process (VIP) awards.

The 122-year-old distributor said it relies on a network of more than 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 US and across Canada. The company’s VIP Awards are comprised of six categories 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.

“Each year we look forward to hosting the VIP awards program,” said Dean Noble, chief operating officer at Gordon Food Service. “It’s an opportunity to gather with our vendor partners and recognize their vital role in our success, as well as the remarkable accomplishments in their own businesses. The close, collaborative relationships we enjoy with our vendors is critical to our ability to deliver excellent products and outstanding service to our customers.

“Our VIP event celebrates and strengthens those relationships and helps ensure our continued shared success.”

North American Cornerstone Partner Awards:

  • Alpha Baking Company
  • Cargill-Dressings, Sauces, & Oils
  • Sandridge Food Corporation
  • The Father’s Table
  • Bridor
  • Richardson Oilseed
  • JBS Pork
  • Mar-Jac Poultry
  • Michigan Turkey Producers
  • Pilgrim’s Pride
  • HFA
  • Monin
  • Desco
  • Export Packers
  • Lakeside Foods
  • Lamb Weston
  • Masters Gallery
  • Ray & Mascari
  • McCain Foods Canada
  • Saputo-Woolwich Dairy
  • Anchor Packaging
  • Club Coffee
  • US Chemical Corporation
  • De luxe Paper Products

North American VIP Partner Award winners:

  • Arnie’s Bakery
  • Aunt Millie’s Bakeries
  • Azteca Foods
  • Bay State Milling Company
  • Ken’s Foods
  • Sweet Street Desserts
  • Aliments Luda Foods
  • Bäckerhaus Veit
  • Central Smith Creamery
  • O Sole Mio
  • WOW Factor Desserts
  • Halpern’s-Baltimore
  • Kent Quality Foods
  • Olympia Foods Industries
  • Perdue Farms
  • Sea Watch International
  • Vanee Company
  • Dunn-rite Food Products
  • Hallmark Poultry
  • Sofina Foods
  • Cheese Merchants
  • Furmano Foods
  • Highline Mushrooms
  • Leprino Foods
  • McCain Foods
  • Pacific Coast Producers
  • Agropur
  • Burnbrae Farms
  • Cohn Produce
  • Parmalat
  • Essity
  • Foodhandler
  • Gregory Packaging
  • Huhtamaki Foodservice
  • National Checking
  • Red Diamond
  • Berry Plastics
  • HFA
  • Lassonde Beverages

Co-Creation of Value Award winner:

  • US Chemical Corporation

North America Brand Partner Award winner:

  • The Father’s Table

Diversity Supplier Award winner:

  • Barilla Canada

Regional Supplier Partner Award winner:

  • Esbenshade Farms
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