GLENDALE, CA (October 04, 2011)—IHOP brought together franchisees of more than 1,500 locations, as well as vendor partners, for a three day franchise conference in Marco Island, Florida. Top vendors including Tyson Prepared Foods, Ecolab and Glazier Foods were acknowledged for their essential contribution to IHOP's success.
IHOP and its exclusive buying agent, Centralized Supply Chain Services, LLC (CSCS), honored Glazier Foods the title "Distributor of the Year" during the awards gala for their "demonstration of strong inventory management practices and being proactive in handling issues. Always ahead of the curve in managing costs, they developed a freight management program that returns rebates to members served by their distribution centers."
Tyson Prepared Foods and Ecolab were also recognized.
"The stronger our partners, the stronger we are," said Jean Birch, IHOP President. "Tyson Prepared Foods, Ecolab, and Glazier Foods enable us to provide the quality, consistency and value that our guests depend on. These partners can be counted on for bringing new ideas to the table and making us a smarter, stronger business."
"While we'd like to celebrate and recognize all of our vendor partners, Tyson Prepared Foods, Ecolab and Glazier Foods particularly stood out this year for their solid contributions to IHOP's business performance," said Mike Leikam, CSCS President and CEO. "We are fortunate to have the best vendor partners in the business."