US Foods has revealed its 5th annual vendor recognition awards with Patrick Cudahy, Butterball, and FGF Brands named as winners of the award in their own respective categories. Patrick Cudahy was recognized as “Center of the Plate,” Butterball as “Easy to Do Business With,” FGF Brands was recognized for “Innovation,” and Pactiv won in the Non-Foods category. During a ceremony in Rosemont, Illinois, these four companies and two others took home top honors and were named as the best US Foods suppliers. They were selected from a group of more than 3,000 vendors, according to a press release.
“Each year this event provides us with the chance to honor and celebrate all of our dedicated vendor partners that share our passion and echo our commitment to our customers’ success,” said Pietro Satriano, chief merchandising officer, US Foods. “Selecting the best among our tremendous group of partners isn’t easy. Congratulations to the winners for setting the standard for quality and excellence in our industry.”
Members of the US Foods Merchandising team and Regional Vice Presidents participated in the selection process to choose the best of the best in categories such as Innovation, which honors excellence that is transforming the foodservice industry, and Easy to Do Business With, which features suppliers who focus on collaborating with US Foods to enhance value for customers.
All six companies recognized are:
• Innovation – FGF Brands
• Easy to Do Business With – Butterball
• Produce – Del Monte
• Non-foods – Pactiv
• Grocery – Lamb Weston
• Center of the Plate – Patrick Cudahy
Vendors were evaluated on criteria that included sales and margin growth, product consistency and food safety, logistics and service levels and last, but not least, divisional sales support.
Congratulations to all vendors on the recent award!