PERFORMANCE Foodservice recently named its overall 2012 Supplier of
the Year along with six additional category winners in its annual awards program to recognize
supplier excellence. The seven winning organizations were selected from more than 3,000
suppliers and were recognized at the company’s annual awards meeting held this year in Palm
Springs, Calif. Company executives presented Leprino Foods Company of Denver, Colo., with the overall
Supplier of the Year Award. Leprino Foods took top honors based on the criteria used to evaluate
all award winners, including sales and case growth, gross profit, sales and marketing support,
supply chain strategies, product quality and food safety standards.
“Leprino Foods is a stellar partner and most deserving of our top supplier award,” said Jim
Spatola, Senior Vice President of Procurement for PERFORMANCE Foodservice. “Leprino has
served as our branded supplier of cheese since 1994. Their ongoing efforts to drive customer
loyalty and develop new SKU’s, as well as their willingness to partner closely with us in a joint
sales program helped them earn this prestigious award.”
In addition to the overall award, top performing suppliers and 2012 winners in their respective
categories were JBS USA – Protein, Schreiber Foods – Cheese, Con Agra Mills – Dry Grocery,
Durable Packaging International – Non-Foods, Ruby Robinson, Inc. – Produce, and Cuisine
Innovations, LLC – Frozen.
PERFORMANCE Foodservice operates 36 broadline distribution companies serving customers
nationwide. It is a business segment of Richmond, Va.-based Performance Food Group.
About Performance Food Group:
Performance Food Group, Inc. (PFG) is the parent company of a leading family of foodservice distributors –
Foodservice, Vistar, and PFG Customized Distribution. Through these three segments, PFG delivers over 94,000 national and proprietary-branded food and food-related products to more than 115,000 independent and national chain restaurants, quickservice eateries, pizzerias, theaters, schools, hotels, healthcare facilities and other institutions through its 68 distribution centers and 12 Merchant’s Mart locations across the United States. Altogether, PFG’s family of distributors offers outstanding service with a wide variety of high-quality products that, along with the strength of our industry-wide relationships and expertise, helps customers run their businesses successfully. For more information, visit www.pfgc.com.
About Leprino Foods:
Leprino Foods Company is a world leader in premium-quality cheese production, the number one producer of lactose in the world, and a leading supplier of whey protein and sweet whey. Leprino Foods’ premium-quality cheeses, including mozzarella, reduced-fat Monterey jack, provolone, reduced-fat cheddar and various cheese blends, are made for pizzeria and foodservice operators, frozen food manufacturers and private label cheese packagers. Founded in 1950, Leprino Foods is a world leader in innovative dairy food ingredient production, employing nearly 4,000 people. For more information, visit www.leprinofoods.com.
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