Videos: The 2012 IFMA Distributor Awards

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The Distributor Awards, presented each year at Presidents Conference, acknowledge distributor leadership and overall excellence within the foodservice industry.

Only the best within the industry receive the honor of receiving an IFMA Distributor Award. And the 2012 winners are no exception. Click on the videos to watch them in action.

IFMA Excellence in Distribution Award: Nicholas & Company

Nicholas And Company Video

IFMA Distributor Sales & Marketing Performance Award: Cheney Brothers

Cheney Bros Video

IFMA Distinguished Industry Achievement Award: Mike Roach, President, Ben E. Keith Foods

Mike Roach Video

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"This year's Distributor Award recipients are among the best in the business and we are proud to honor them." Click to read more. 

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We are honored to announce the winners of the 2012 IFMA Distributor Awards: Nicholas & Company; Cheney Brothers; Mike Roach (Ben E. Keith Foods). They represent excellence in the distributor community and will be recognized at the IFMA/IFDA Presidents Conference 2012.

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2013 IFMA Distinguished Industry Achievement Award – Tom Zatina

Foodservice veteran Tom Zatina is not only president of McLane Foodservice and the 2013 board chairman of the International Foodservice Distributors Association, but also a 2013 IFMA Distributor Award winner. Find out how he's gotten to where he is today.

2013 IFMA Distributor Sales & Marketing Performance Award – Kohl Wholesale

Kohl Wholesale's nutrition and culinary services and propensity to adapt to customers of all sizes are just a couple of the ways the organization demonstrates "immense devotion" to customer service. Read on for more reasons Kohl is a 2013 IFMA Distributor Award winner.

2013 IFMA Excellence in Distribution Award – Merchants Foodservice

Merchants Foodservice's motto, "Whatever it takes," has taken them far beyond where they started 100 years ago as a wholesale grocery company. Find out what makes them a 2013 IFMA Distributor Award winner.

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