Gordon Food Service Supplier Award Winner

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

Wyoming, MI, October 6, 2015 –– Gordon 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, 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
Evergreen Herbs Ltd.
Montpak International
Lassonde Beverages
Hallmark Poultry
Parmalat Canada
Ed Smith Foods Ltd
McCormick Canada

U.S. Cornerstone Partner Award Winners:
ACH Tone’s Spices
Berry Plastics
Cargill Meat Solutions (Ground Beef)
SCA Tissue North Amer Llc
WNA Comet Products Inc
Aunt Millie’s Bakeries
Bosco’s Pizza Co
Country Fresh Food Service
Freshway Foods
Tip Top Poultry Inc
Amick Farms
Caito Foods
Diamond Crystal Brands
Lamb Weston Inc
The Father’s Table

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
Ray And Mascari Inc
Request Foods Inc
Sandridge Food Corp
Sterling Ltd-Cheese Merchants
Sugar Foods Corp
Tampa Maid Foods Inc
Taylor Farms Tetley
Ventura Foods

North America Brand Partner Award Winner:
Aunt Millie’s Bakeries

Diversity Supplier Award Winners:
Carla’s Pasta

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 food-service 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 restaurantquality 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.