Winona Foods™ named ‘Vendor of the Year’ Second Year in a Row


Winona Foods™, Inc. has been named 2016 Grocery Vendor of the Year for Sales and Service Excellence at US. Foods. This is Winona’s third Vendor of the Year award at US. Foods in the past 4 years.

US. Foods, one of the country’s most innovative food companies and leading distributors, announced the winners at their 2016 Fall Forum on October 4th. During a ceremony in Chicago, IL., six companies out of more than 3,000 vendors took home top honors and were named as the best US. Foods suppliers. More than 60 divisions and support offices take place in the voting process.

Winona Foods™ was chosen as the top Grocery supplier award based on variety of metrics, including sales growth, gross margin improvement, merchandising support, customer support, product quality, divisional sales support, exclusive brands and logistics.

“Winona Foods™ is honored to receive this recognition from US. Foods for the second year in a row. Our strategic partnership continues to flourish on an annual basis and we will continue to supply US. Foods with high-quality service, safe and innovative products, along with our national support network”, says Bob Starkey, Vice-President of Business Development at Winona Foods. “We are very proud of our team, these achievements don’t come about from one person’s efforts. We have an entire organization that goes above and beyond to enable us to receive such recognition”

Winona Foods™ supplies a diverse portfolio of cheese, sauces, specialty spreads and cooking oils to the foodservice, industrial and retail industries. For more information on Winona Foods™ visit them at: winonafoods.com. Winona Knows Cheese, Get to Know Winona.