Associated Food Stores received a prestigious award from UniPro Foodservice, the nation’s largest independent foodservice distribution cooperative at a recent conference held in National Harbor, Maryland.  

The UniPro Key Distributor Award recognizes UniPro member companies for their exceptional accomplishments and growth, for their dedicated participation in UniPro procurement, logistics, sales and marketing programs and for their strong commitment to the UniPro organization.  

UniPro Foodservice, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, and operating from over 800 distributor locations nationwide, serves a diverse range of segments within the foodservice industry, including independent restaurants, healthcare operations, schools, military bases, and convenience stores. 

“We are truly honored to receive this award from UniPro Foodservice,” said Roger White, executive vice president and COO of Associated Food Stores. “This recognition highlights the dedication and hard work of our team in providing exceptional products and services to our customers. At AFS, we are committed to delivering excellence in every aspect of our business, and this award serves as validation of our efforts.” 

Team members Todd Bell, Ryan Barnes and Bryan Simonson accepted the award at a gathering of more than 1,000 attendees at the annual awards luncheon. The award recognized AFS’ overall results compared to the prior year, its commitment to the UniPro organization and dedicated participation across all programs, and their impact on the foodservice industry.  

“Congratulations on receiving the UniPro 2023 Key Distributor Award,” said Bob Stewart, CEO of UniPro. “We applaud you for being recognized with such an esteemed award. Only 12 of UniPro’s members were selected to be a 2023 Key Distributor.”