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The Distributor Awards are presented on behalf of IFMA each year at Presidents Conference. The awards acknowledge distributor leadership and overall excellence within the foodservice industry. They also give IFMA an opportunity to share its sincere appreciation for the integral role distributors play in the foodservice channel.

Award Categories 

Excellence in Distribution Award - Recognizes a corporate or independent distribution organization that has demonstrated excellence in the categories of management and leadership, customer relations, supplier relations and industry/community contributions. 


Distributor Sales & Marketing Performance Award- Recognizes a single independent distributor or an individual operating company of a distributor with multiple locations that has demonstrated successful planning and execution of creative sales and marketing.


In addition, the selection jury will determine the winner of a third category:

  • Distinguished Industry Achievement Award - Recognizes an individual who has brought about positive change in the foodservice distribution community and has been a pioneer in the areas of management, marketing and operations.