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P&G recognizes agency, supplier partners

BY Allison Cerra

CINCINNATI Procter & Gamble honored its top performing external business partners at its supplier and agency summit on Thursday.

P&G’s annual summit recognizes and celebrates those key contributors who have demonstrated partner excellence. Bob McDonald, P&G’s chairman, president and CEO, said that the company’s partnerships with business partners and retail customers "are built upon the fundamental idea of improving lives."

 

Six-out-of-80,000 P&G suppliers were named "supplier of the year" at the summit’s awards ceremony. They included:

  • Havpak;
  • Hayco Ltd.;
  • Nelson Packaging Co.;
  • Novozymes; and
  • Pegas Nonwovens.

In addition to the supplier of the year awards, 76 external business partners received the distinction of excellence. Those partners that received the excellence award included such companies as Albany International, Bonsey Design, CCG Marketing Solutions, Diamond Packaging, Ernst & Young and more.

 

"We view our suppliers, agencies and external business partners as an extension of our company and critical to helping us achieve our company’s purpose of touching and improving the lives of the world’s consumers," said Rick Hughes, chief purchasing officer at P&G. "We expect the best from our business partners, and we are focused on growing long-term relationships that are sustainable, innovative and create joint value."

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Hy-Vee, Lund receive MAXX awards from FMI

BY Allison Cerra

ARLINGTON, Va. The Food Marketing Institute recognized two companies for investing in the growth and development of their employees and positively impacting their bottom line through human resource programs and training.

Supermarket chains Lund Food Holdings and Hy-Vee each were awarded the 2010 Maximizing People Potential award at the FMI Human Resources/Training Development Conference held last week in Baltimore, Md.

Hy-Vee, an Iowa-based supermarket chain, was recognized for its healthy lifestyle program, which encourages employees to become engaged in managing their health by offering rewards for active participation.

Lund — the parent company to 10 Lunds and 11 Byerly’s supermarkets in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area — was awarded for developing a program to address unresolved disputes that could affect productivity and profitability and also could diminish the work experience, harm morale and foster distrust, FMI said. The company also received the MAXX award in 2007.

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Kellogg kicks off contest for Frosted Flakes cereal

BY Allison Cerra

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. Kellogg has kicked off a contest that celebrates sharing the brand’s Frosted Flakes cereal with friends and loved ones.

The Share What You Love about Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes contest will give one lucky adult and his or her kids the opportunity to win a VIP sports practice session with former New York Yankee Tino Martinez. In addition, the winners will have a delicious breakfast with Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes and Tony the Tiger.

 

"Kellogg Co. knows the importance of sharing the things you love with family, and we know Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes is a favorite breakfast cereal that parents love," said Kathleen Piper, Kellogg marketing director. "We hope this contest encourages parents, coaches and mentors to share what they love with their kids and create even more memories that last a lifetime."

 

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