2023 IFDA Distributor's Choice Awards

Awards program celebrates outstanding performance and remarkable partnerships    

The IFDA Distributor's Choice Awards program gives IFDA distributor members the unique opportunity to reward their most hardworking manufacturing partners. Foodservice distributors vote on foodservice manufacturer performance on collaboration, product innovation, sales and marketing support, and other issues critical to the success of distributors and the overall supply chain in the fall of 2022. The program brings much deserved recognition to those trading partners that go above and beyond. The awards honor one exceptional IFDA Partner for each of four categories, as well as one overall winner. Voting for the 2023 Distributor's Choice Awards is closed.

Distributor's Choice Awards FAQs

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 2023 IFDA’s Partners Executive Forum.
Questions about the program? Contact Annika Stensson.

The 2022 Distributor's Choice Awards winners are:

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.

Read the news release.