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This week, Reinhart Foodservice, L.L.C. (Reinhart) named U S Chemical Corporation as the 2013 Supplier of the Year at Reinhart’s Traditions Sales & Merchandising Conference Supplier of the Year Awards Show. In addition to the Supplier of the Year award, several awards were handed out to Reinhart’s supplier partners in an array of categories. Supplier recipients were recognized for their commitment to quality, food safety and innovation, as well as value they bring to Reinhart and its customers.

Reinhart Supplier of the Year Awards were presented to winners across 8 Category Awards and 6 Department Awards, as well as the 2013 Supplier of the Year Award. The winning suppliers were selected by the leaders of Reinhart’s divisions from over 1,000 vendors based on performance key metrics and alignment with Reinhart strategy. The entire list of recipients is as follows:

Category Awards
• Center of the Plate – John Morrell
• Beverage – Leahy IFP
• Dairy – Cheese Merchants of America
• Non-Foods – U S Chemicals Corporation • Frozen Foods – Rosina Food Products
• Grocery – Bay Valley Foods
• Produce – The Thomas Colace Company • Seafood – Tampa Bay Fisheries

Department Awards
• Logistics – REMA Foods
• FSQA – Alpha Baking Company
• Innovation – Norpac
• E-Brands – Reser’s
• Business Friendliness – General Mills • Manufacturer Brand – Georgia Pacific

Supplier of the Year Award
• Supplier of the Year – U S Chemical Corporation

We are proud of the partnerships we are building across Reinhart and the support that our supplier partners continue to bring to our sales initiatives. We recognize that in order for Reinhart to bring value to our operators, we need to engage our vendors. The Supplier Awards recognize those vendors that throughout 2012 brought incremental value to our focus and embraced our strategies.