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Distributor’s Choice Awards

Overview

IFDA distributor’s choice awards brings accolades to manufacturers from their distributor customers

The awards program allows foodservice distributors to vote for manufacturer partners that exhibit excellence in strategy, supply chain, product innovation, and sales and marketing support.

The 2023 Winners


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Sugar Foods

Supply Chain Leader: Committed to service, reliability, and excellence.
Product Innovator: Creates products that meet operators’ and customers’ needs.
Sales Leader: Engages in joint sales and marketing planning.
Total Overall Winner: This award is given to the IFDA Partner who receives the most overall votes.


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Smithfield Culinary

Not-for-profit organization providing research and information to foster support for the belief that producing healthy, affordable food using fewer resources through responsible production, processing and distribution is the ethical choice that is right for people, animals and the planet.

The 2022 Winners

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Sugar Foods

Strategic Partner: Approaches business with the unique customer relationship in mind.
Product Innovator: Creates products that meet operators’ and customers’ needs.
Total Overall Winner: This award is given to the IFDA Partner who receives the most overall votes.

general mills choice winners
General Mills

Supply Chain Leader: Committed to service, reliability, and excellence.

mccain foods choice winners
McCain Foods USA

Sales Leader: Engages in joint sales and marketing planning.

IFDA Partner of the Year winners

2020 Partner of the Year
2019 Partner of the Year
2018 Partner of the Year
maccain winners
2017 Partner of the Year

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can vote?

Representatives from foodservice distribution companies that are IFDA members will be invited to participate via email. The votes are individual, so several individuals from the same foodservice distribution company may cast their votes, though each person may only vote once. We’re looking for YOUR professional opinion on doing business with these manufacturers.

How does voting work?

Casting your vote is easy: simply pick one exceptional IFDA Partner for each of the four categories. You may select the same company for multiple categories, but only one company per category. If you don’t have an opinion on a specific category, you may skip it by selecting N/A. 

What are the award categories?

There are four categories: Strategic Partners, Product Innovator, Sales Leader and Supply Chain Leader, plus an overall winner based on the total number of votes across categories. See the expanded criteria for details.

When will winners be announced?

The winners will be announced and honored at the 2024 IFDA’s Partners Executive Forum.
 
For questions about the program or to receive a voting link, email IFDA’s Heidi Weiss.