16 Apr 2013

Eden Prairie, MN (April 16, 2013) FoodSource, a C.H. Robinson company, has received the Top Supplier, Collaboration and Service Award from Brookshire Grocery Company (BGC).

The award recognizes FoodSource’s ability to provide BGC with innovative new items, consistent quality and pricing in a full line of fruits and vegetables from around the world, and for achieving an above 98 percent service level.

In addition to providing BGC with commodity and service expertise, the FoodSource account management team provided sales and promotions support. As well, the Pink Ribbon Watermelon program contributed a donation to breast cancer research on BGC’s behalf.

“FoodSource has been a tremendous vendor partner. Their dedication to listening to our company’s needs, working collaboratively to develop solutions and delivering those competitive sales promotions has really had an impact on our customers and our business,” said Dave Krause, senior vice president, category management at Brookshire Grocery Company.

Throughout the year, FoodSource would conduct conference calls twice a month with BGC to discuss initiative progress and upcoming opportunities in addition to weekly market reports and monthly planners.

“This award is an incredible accomplishment and couldn’t be done without our outstanding account management team.  Their commodity knowledge combined with building long-standing relationships has been instrumental in engraining our companies’ capabilities together,” said Ray Griffin, general manager at FoodSource.  “This team demonstrates what hard work, progressive thinking and tireless dedication can do for a business relationship.”


About C.H. Robinson

C.H. Robinson got its start in the produce industry over 100 years ago, providing fresh fruits and vegetables to the settlers of the Dakotas and Minnesota. Today, C.H. Robinson is a Fortune 500 company and one of the largest produce sourcing and logistics companies in the world with annual gross revenues of over $11 billion. C.H. Robinson offers the highest quality products while integrating value-added logistics, distribution, and information reporting services. C.H. Robinson provides many well-known North American consumer brands including Glory Foods®, Mott's®, Welch's®, and Tropicana®. The Tropicana trademark is being used under license from Tropicana Products, Inc.  C.H. Robinson offers a full line of conventional and organic produce through a large network of regional and local growers and serves over 42,000 customers through a network of more than 275 offices and over 10,900 employees worldwide.

Through the company and its Foundation, C.H. Robinson and its employees contribute millions of dollars annually to a variety of organizations, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Community Health Charities, American Red Cross, Children's Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota, and Global Impact. The company is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and has been publicly traded on the NASDAQ since 1997. For more information about C.H. Robinson, visit http://www.chrobinson.com.