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Merchants Foodservice Honors 2013 Suppliers of the Year

HATTIESBURG, MS (May 23, 2013)—Merchants Foodservice recently held its 19th Annual Big M Golf Classic and Vendor Appreciation Reception in Hattiesburg, MS. During the reception, suppliers were recognized in the areas of sales support, sales growth, service capabilities, program support and product innovation.

Supplier of the Year Awards were presented to the following companies in appreciation for their outstanding performance within each category. This year’s winners included:

  • Frozen Food Products, J.R. Simplot
  • Canned Food Products, Hirzel
  • Canning Specialty Products, Interra Food Marketing
  • Dry Grocery Products, Heinz North America
  • Beverage Products, S&D Coffee
  • Bakery & Dessert Products, General Mills
  • Dairy Products, Milkco
  • Produce, Alex Kontos Fruit Company
  • Disposable Products, R3
  • Processed Meat Products, Holten Meat, Inc.
  • Poultry Products, Koch Foods
  • Seafood Products, Beaver Street Fisheries
  • Cleaning/Food Safety Products, Foodhandler
  • Outstanding Sustainability Programs, Wampler’s Farm Sausage
  • Exclusive Brand (FAB Brands) Support, Farmland Foods, Inc.
  • National Brands Support, ConAgra Foods Culinary

Proceeds from this event, which featured a $50,000 hole-in-one prize, go to support The Greater Pinebelt Community Foundation. To learn more about the Foundation and the outstanding work they do, visit their website at http://pinebeltfoundation.org