Pretzel franchisor Auntie Anne’s Inc. recently honored its leading national suppliers, supplier representatives, and strategic partners for their quality service and dedication to the growth and prosperity of Auntie Anne’s.

Recognized as Outstanding Suppliers of the Year were Morton Gruber Architects, Lesaffre Yeast Corporation, and Sun Orchard. The three suppliers were selected for providing excellent service and quality products to Auntie Anne’s in a timely and professional manner.

Three representatives from Auntie Anne’s supplier base were recognized as Outstanding Supplier Representatives of the Year for their superior customer service to Auntie Anne’s. The honorees include: Craig Bonifas, team leader from FRCH Design Worldwide since 2006; Todd O’Keefe, Performance Food Group account manager since 2008; and Katherine Gabron, marketing representative from The Coca-Cola Company since 2007.

Both The Coca-Cola Company and The Richards Group were honored with Auntie Anne’s Strategic Partnership Award for their commitment and continual engagement with and support of Auntie Anne’s strategic initiatives. Auntie Anne’s has partnered with The Coca-Cola Company since 1993 and entered a strategic branding partnership with The Richards Group in 2005.

Auntie Anne’s Supplier Awards Program, established in 1996, honors suppliers annually for providing superior service and goods to Auntie Anne’s. The awards are granted to suppliers in good standing who have supplied goods or services to Auntie Anne’s for a minimum of 12 months. The award winners are selected based on their performance on new initiatives and supply chain process, as well as their positive attitude and good working relationship with Auntie Anne’s.

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