Gordon Food Service Announces the 2009 Vendor Involvement Process (VIP) Supplier Award Winners

GRAND RAPIDS, MI, (Nov. 16, 2009)—Gordon Food Service (GFS) is pleased to announce the 2009 recipients of the prestigious Vendor Involvement Process (VIP) supplier awards. The winning suppliers were selected based upon a set of supply chain and customer relationship metrics.

“It is a privilege to recognize all of our 2009 Cornerstone Partner and VIP Partner suppliers, and the first recipient of our new Gordon Food Service Brand Partner supplier award, Ach Food Companies, Inc./Tone Brothers, Inc. With their help, Gordon Food Service has earned a reputation for delivering innovative, quality products. We look forward to these suppliers playing a key role in our continued growth," said Gordon Food Service President, Jim Gordon.

Cornerstone Partner Award Winners:
Ach Food Companies, Inc./Tone Brothers, Inc.
Associated Milk Producers, Inc.
Best Maid Cookie Company
Bob Evans Foodservice
Club Coffee
Cole's Quality Foods, Inc.
Country Fresh Food Service
Highline Mushrooms
Javo Beverage Co.
Jones Dairy Farms
Kent Quality Foods Inc.
Lyons Magnus
Michigan Turkey Producers
SCA Tissue North America
Superior Sales, Inc.
US Chemical

VIP Partner Award Winners:
Conagra Culinary Frozen Products
Diamond Crystal Brands, Inc.
Florida's Natural Growers
Foster Farms
Gregory Packaging
Indiana Sugars, Inc.
Morningstar Foods
On•Cor Frozen Foods, LLC
Pactiv Corporation
Quincy Street, Inc.
Ralcorp Frozen Bakery
Ray & Mascari, Inc.
Request Foods, Inc.
Sandridge Food Corporation
Sara Lee/Douwe Egberts
Shearer's Foods, Inc.
Sterling Ltd. - Klondike
Taylor Farms
Tip Top Poultry Inc.
Wolvering Packing Company

Gordon Food Service Brand Partner Award Winner:
Ach Food Companies, Inc./Tone Brothers, Inc.

Gordon Food Service, founded in 1897, is North America’s largest family-owned and managed broadline foodservice distributor. Gordon Food Service is an international corporation offering more than 16,000 proprietary and nationally branded products to over 45,000 customers in 15 states within the United States and throughout Canada. The company also operates over 130 GFS Marketplace retail stores. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.gfs.com.


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