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Vendor of the Year was presented to Coca-Cola North America for its support of new image programs, efforts in developing high-quality and low-cost new products, and dedicating resources to the Dairy Queen system to design entire new product platforms that will increase operator sales and profits for years to come.
Distributor of the Year was presented to PFD Supply of St. Peters, Missouri, which was ranked first among 27 distribution centers delivering Dairy Queen products. PFD was rewarded for performance accuracy in order fulfillment, on- time delivery, pricing variances, and service follow-up.
Dairy of the Year was presented to Prairie Farms Dairy Inc. for the second consecutive year of operational excellence and rank as top-performing dairy manufacturer of the year. Dairies are evaluated on product quality, service, and system support, and Prairie Farms Dairy received the highest score of all dairies supplying Dairy Queen soft-serve mix to the system.
“This year’s award winners are the best of the best,” says USCI chief supply chain officer Roger Hubbard. “Coca-Cola North America, PFD, and Prairie Farms Dairy have consistently demonstrated total operational excellence while providing outstanding service. Over the last year, they have excelled in every area and have continuously provided optimum service, cost-efficiency, and increased profitability for our franchisees.”