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IFDA Announces Winners of 2022 Distributor’s Choice Awards

New Awards Program Debuts at 2022 IFDA Partners Executive Forum in Orlando

Orlando, FL – The International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) announced the winners of its inaugural IFDA Distributor’s Choice Awards today. The new awards program allows foodservice distributors to vote for manufacturer partners that exhibit excellence in business and supply chain collaboration, product innovation, and sales and marketing support.

“We are thrilled to recognize and honor top-performing manufacturer partners that excel at meeting the needs of our distributor members,” said Mark Allen, President and CEO of IFDA. “Receiving a vote of confidence from your customers is the ultimate positive feedback for any business – especially during these challenging times when the pandemic has fueled supply chain challenges throughout the economy. These awards bring much-deserved recognition to those trading partners that go above and beyond.”

2022 Distributors Choice Award Winners
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

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

McCain Foods USA

  • Sales Leader: Engages in joint sales and marketing planning.

The awards program, launched in fall 2021, allowed IFDA foodservice distributor members to vote for IFDA manufacturer partners in each of the four awards categories based on their collaborative relationship with that manufacturer throughout the year. The overall winner is the manufacturer who received the most votes across all categories.

To learn more about IFDA and the foodservice distribution industry, visit For media inquiries, contact Meghan Cieslak, [email protected]/ 703.532.9950.

About the International Foodservice Distributors Association
The International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) is the premier trade organization representing the $303 billion foodservice distribution industry and the 350,000 people it employs. This industry ensures a safe and efficient supply of food and products to more than one million restaurants and foodservice outlets in the U.S. every day. For more information, visit