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Celebrating Shamrock Foods Suppliers at Annual Supplier Summit

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Shamrock Foods recognized top supplier partners at the annual Shamrock Foods Supplier Summit in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Under this year’s theme, Vámonos!, Shamrock Foods gathered with more than 120 suppliers to collaborate on new ideas and strategies to support restaurant operators and the foodservice industry in 2024 and beyond. 

“We are proud to work with the best suppliers in the industry and are honored to celebrate their repeated dedication to excellence,” said Chris Reason, Vice President Category Management for Shamrock Foods. “The strength of our partnership and our shared commitment to our customers is what uniquely positions us for another successful year ahead.” 

In all, 11 supplier partners were recognized in different categories. The 2024 overall Supplier of the Year is Simplot, who consistently provides a high-quality frozen potato portfolio, industry-leading service levels, outstanding customer service and collaborative partnership. The 2024 Supplier Awards winners are as follows: 

  • Supplier of the Year


  • Exclusive Brand Excellence

    Koch Foods

  • Manufacturer Brand Excellence

    Hormel Foods

  • Supply Chain Excellence

    Great Lakes Cheese

  • Supplier Excellence: Grocery & Imports

    Ventura Foods

  • Supplier Excellence: Frozen & Bakery


  • Supplier Excellence: Non-Foods

    Anchor Packaging

  • Supplier Excellence: Center of Plate

    Glenn Valley Foods

  • Supplier Excellence: Dairy & Refrigerated


  • Shamrock Foodservice Warehouse Supplier of the Year


  • Sales & Marketing Excellence-Best of Show

    Aqua Star

  • E-Commerce Excellence

    Rema Foods

Supplier awards are based on multiple criteria, including growth, service level, marketing support and e-commerce readiness. 

About Shamrock Foods: Shamrock Foods is the largest family held foodservice company in the West and top five in the United States. Serving a variety of establishments, including independent restaurants, national accounts, healthcare and more, Shamrock Foods is dedicated to delivering strong partnership, culinary inspiration, quality food and a comprehensive portfolio. For more, please visit https://www.shamrockfoodservice.com/why-shamrock/ 

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