Tip Top Poultry Wins VIP Award

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

Wyoming, MI, October 2, 2017 –– 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.

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

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