09 Jul 2013

Eden Prairie, MN (July 9, 2013) — Citing innovation, collaboration and creativity, BJ’s Wholesale Club presented C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. with its Perishable Vendor of the Year award at BJ’s Team Conference.

C.H. Robinson delivers BJ’s produce department a complex supply chain management and consulting program, weekly club-level pricing and quality checks, industry sales benchmarking and category reporting and analytics.  C.H. Robinson compliments their category management and supply chain management services by supplying BJ’s with innovative packaging and product offerings in their Tropicana® citrus and tropicals, Mott’s® apples, Welch’s® grapes, and Rosemont Farms® vegetable product lines.

“For the past four years, the produce department and the quality of the product has been the #1 reason people come to BJ’s to shop.  The brands C.H. Robinson provides resonate with our customers that these are labels they can trust,” said Jack MacAskill, vice president at BJ’s Wholesale.

In addition to their branded product offerings, C.H. Robinson assisted BJ’s in the development and delivery of their “Farm to Club,” produce program which is available in each of its 200 clubs in 15 states. The program, which provides BJ’s members with quality, fresh produce from their state’s local farms, rolled out during the spring and summer of 2012.

During the BJ’s Team Conference, BJ’s commended C.H. Robinson’s commitment to community involvement and charity via the Pink Ribbon Watermelon program. The Pink Ribbon Watermelon program allows retailers to participate in a comprehensive program that includes consistent supply, in-store support and a cause-marketing component. Since 2008, the program has raised over $680,000 for breast cancer research.

“Collaborating with the BJ’s team allowed our organizations to develop a long-term winning strategy together,” said Doug Johnson, strategic account manager at C.H. Robinson. “Receiving this award is a proud accomplishment for our team and one we look forward to building upon in the future.”


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 11,000 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.