Market Day Corp., a fundraising food cooperative, has named AdvancePierre Foods as its 2012 Vendor of the Year. The award was given to the company for its strong industry reputation, reliability as a vendor and the quality and success of its products for Market Day over the past year.
"AdvancePierre Foods is honored to be recognized by Market Day and we look forward to continuing our partnership with them," said Dick Elmore, vice president of strategic accounts at AdvancePierre Foods in a prepared statement. "We remain committed to providing Market Day customers with high-quality, healthy, delicious and affordable food items."
The award was presented to AdvancePierre Foods at Market Day's annual conference in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. in recognition of the company's efforts to promote more nutritious food options through both its Smart Picks product line and development of numerous unbreaded meal options. This past year, whole grains were added to AdvancePierre's Squarewich and Grahamwich products. These more nutritious items are leading the way in Market Day's "Better-for-You" category.
"In selecting a company to receive our Vendor of the Year award, we look for the vendor that has consistently demonstrated a commitment to quality, innovation and logistics support as well as the overall value they bring to Market Day and to our customers," said Mary Beth Larson, director of merchandising at Market Day Corp. "AdvancePierre Foods excels in all these areas and we are proud to work with them."
Market Day offers a grocery fundraising program that works with schools across the nation. Parents can order food each month through the company. A portion of every dollar spent by parents on these groceries goes back to participating schools to help fund important educational resources such as field trips, library books and playground equipment.
"On behalf of the more than 4,500 associates at our the AdvancePierre facilities nationwide, we thank Market Day Corp. for this award and remain committed to providing America's families with the quality, nutritious products that they desire," said Elmore.