Rivers was selected from a field of approximately 380 DSRs. A Gold Medallion winner for annual sales above $3 million, he has been with Ben E. Keith for three years, covering the Bryan-College Station area.
In addition, Ben E. Keith has named Ventura Foods, LLP, its Supplier of the Year, for the third year in a row. A leading manufacturer of shortening, oils, margarines and dressings, Ventura also garnered the top honor in the grocery category.
S.S.D.C., a supplier of cleaning products, was the winner in the nonfoods category, Driscoll Strawberries, for produce, and Tyson Foods, for frozen foods. Tyson Prepared Foods, Inc., took center-of-the-plate honors, and Carlisle Products was the equipment and supply award recipient.