(January 21, 2011)—Members of the International Foodservice Distributor Association (IFDA) hailed McCain Foods USA as the 2010 IFDA Supplier of the Year, giving the company top ranking in a survey rating five key performance indicators.
The survey rated 47 leading foodservice manufacturers that participated as IFDA Partner members in 2010. The company received the award during the opening event of the 2011 IFDA Partners Executive Forum in Amelia Island FL.
“Each year we survey the IFDA distributor membership and ask them to rate the effectiveness and performance of manufacturers that participate in the IFDA Partners Program,” said IFDA Chairman Mac Sullivan, president and chief executive officer of Pate Dawson Company. “Our goal in presenting this award is to recognize exceptional manufacturer performance in working with their distributor customers.”
“I am personally privileged and very proud to accept this award on behalf of McCain Foods USA employees who work very hard to make us an easier company to do business with,” said Randy Wieland, senior vice-president–foodservice sales for McCain.
McCain received the highest score in the survey with excellent ratings on handling account issues, effectively communicating product information, and providing appropriate sales training tools, among others. IFDA also publicly recognized the second- and third-place-ranked manufacturers, including second-place finisher Tyson Food Service Group, which received excellent ratings in conveying product information and providing effective sales training materials, and third-place finisher General Mills Bakeries & Foodservice, which received high marks from IFDA members for effectively working with the distributor sales force.