Unified Supply Chain, Inc. (USCI), a wholly owned subsidiary of International Dairy Queen Inc. (IDQ), recognized Galliker Dairy in Johnston, Pennsylvania; Masterson Company Inc. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Reinhart Rogers in Rogers, Minnesota, with company awards for extraordinary service.

“The Dairy Queen system’s success is made possible by our partners. [Its] innovative programs, services, and pricing strategies contribute to the growth of our franchisees,” says Scott Muyres, executive vice president for supply chain for USCI. “These partners consistently exceed our stringent guidelines and impress us with their superior service, oustanding support, and incredible dedication to our brand."

Through strong alliances with supply chain partners like Galliker Dairy, the Dairy Queen system has remained the treat category leader. Three-time Dairy of the Year Award recipient Galliker Dairy, a 101-year-old distributor of products including milk, iced tea and ice cream, scored high on product quality, customer service, and system support.

Masterson Company, a manufacturer of food products since 1848 and leading supplier of dessert toppings in the restaurant industry, was presented the Supplier of the Year Award. Masterson Company has developed state-of-the-art dispensing solutions for optimizing topping quality, efficiency, and safety, which scored high marks for innovation and efficiency.

Recognized with the Distributor of the Year Award, Reinhart Rogers received superior ratings in delivery, performance, and accuracy for franchisees as determined by the monthly statistical reports that all USCI distributors are required to submit. The 43-year-old company is the fourth largest foodservice distributor in the country.

“Galliker Dairy, Masterson Company, and Reinhart Rogers stood out this year for their dedication and support of our brand,” Muyres says. “We appreciate their extraordinary efforts and recognize the positive impact they had on the growth of the Dairy Queen system.”

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