McLean, VA – The International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA), announced today that McCain Foods USA was named the 2020 IFDA Partner of the Year. The annual IFDA Partner of the Year award program recognizes an IFDA manufacturer partner for outstanding performance based on foodservice distributors' experience. McCain Foods USA received the highest combined score on the award’s key criteria based on feedback from dozens of foodservice distributors representing combined annual sales exceeding $120 billion. In the survey, IFDA members rate foodservice manufacturer efforts on collaboration, product innovation, sales and marketing support, and other issues critical to the success of distributors and the overall supply chain.
“IFDA is honored to recognize McCain Foods USA who continues to demonstrate superior performance and drive value for their distributor partners, said Mark S. Allen, President and CEO of IFDA. "The Partner of the Year Award celebrates exceptional achievement and exemplifies how together we best solve the business requirements of our customers."
“We are proud of this award which reflects the strength of our relationships with IFDA's distributor members,” said Frank Finn, President of McCain Foods. “This recognition underscores our commitment to providing a high standard of partnership with our distributor customers.”
McCain Foods USA is the world’s largest producer of french fries and the US leader of breaded and battered appetizers, employing over 21,000 people and operating 53 production facilities on six continents. The company’s products, marketed under the McCain, Harvest Splendor, Brew City, Anchor, Moore’s, and retail store brands, can be found in thousands of restaurants and supermarket freezers in more than 130 countries around the world.
“McCain is a huge part of our family,” said Todd Stearns, Vice President of Sales & Merchandising & Marketing, Stanz Foodservice, Inc. They are involved every step of the way and truly care about our business. We often use the term Partner in our business and McCain is the definition of Partner in our world!”
“McCain is the best example of a win-win partnership. They proactively plan and reward for distributor growth,” Andrew Romano, Director of Marketing, Kohl Wholesale.
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About the International Foodservice Distributors Association
The International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) is the premier trade organization representing the $280 billion foodservice distribution industry. 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 www.ifdaonline.org.
About McCain Foods USA
McCain Foods is the world's largest manufacturer of frozen potato products and supplies french fries, potato specialties, appetizers and desserts to retail and foodservice customers around the globe. McCain is the international leader in the frozen food industry, employing over 21,000 people and operating 52 production facilities on six continents. McCain Foods USA Inc., headquartered in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, employs 4,000 people and operates production facilities in Idaho, Maine, Nebraska, Washington and Wisconsin. For more information, visit https://www.mccain.com.