MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA), announced today that Sugar Foods Corporation is the 2019 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. Sugar Foods received the highest combined score on the award's key criteria based on feedback from dozens of foodservice distributors representing combined annual sales of $120 billion. In the survey, IFDA members rate foodservice manufacturer efforts on collaboration, product innovation, progressiveness, sales and marketing support, and other issues critical to the success of distributors and the overall supply chain.
"We are thrilled to recognize and honor Sugar Foods who excelled at meeting the needs of our distributor members," said Mark Allen, President and CEO and IFDA. "The Partner of the Year Award celebrates exceptional achievement and exemplifies how together we best solve the business requirements of our customers."
"It is a great honor to be recognized by IFDA's distributor members as their Partner of the Year, and even more humbling to know that this recognition comes by a vote of our industry colleagues," said Marty Wilson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sugar Foods. "We look forward to providing the same high standard of partnership with our distributor customers going forward."
Sugar Foods is a multi-national food products company serving all segments of the food industry. Sugar Foods diverse product portfolio includes mainstream commodity items and popular consumer brands, such as Fresh Gourmet, ecoStick Sweeteners, N'Joy sweeteners and creamers and Blue Diamond products. Their manufacturing and packaging capabilities along with their unique ability to leverage long-term partnerships that benefits their customers, sets them apart.
About the International Foodservice Distributors Association
The International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) is the premier trade organization representing the $280 billion foodservice distribution industry. There are 15,000 foodservice distribution center locations in the U.S. that have a total employment impact of more than 1 million jobs. For more information visit: http://www.ifdaonline.org