Topco Recognizes Member-Owners For Outstanding Own Brand Commitment
Topco Associates, LLC held its 2018 Annual Membership Conference this year on Monday, February 26 through Wednesday, February 28. During the two-day meeting, Topco honored members who demonstrated exceptional program partnership and commitment. Topco is proud to announce the following 2017 award winners.
Hy-Vee, Inc. – Greatest Purchase Volume
Topco honored Hy-Vee with one of its highest awards. In 2017 Hy-Vee led all members in overall purchases. This is the 13th consecutive year in which Hy-Vee has achieved this honor, demonstrating an outstanding commitment to growth and driving best-in-class results.
K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc. – Greatest Purchase Penetration
Topco also presented K-VA-T Food Stores with one of its highest achievement awards: Greatest Purchase Penetration. In 2017, K-VA-T achieved outstanding engagement in Topco programs, surpassing all members in overall purchase penetration. In addition to their 2017 accomplishment, K-VA-T has achieved this impressive designation for the 14th year in a row, demonstrating an unparalleled commitment to partnering for growth across Topco’s membership.
Associated Food Stores, Inc. – Greatest Dollar Growth, All Programs
In 2017 Associated Food Stores continued expansion of Topco’s Aggregated Pharmacy Initiative and experienced significant growth in the Topco Brand portfolio, including Simply Done, Top Care, Buckley Farms and @ease.
Stater Bros. Markets – Greatest Percentage Growth, All Programs
Stater Bros. showed impressive growth in the Topco Brand portfolio including Simply Done, Top Care and Full Circle Market. They also expanded their portfolio with the successful introduction of Pure Harmony, Culinary Tours and @ease.
Weis Markets, Inc. ¬– Greatest Dollar Growth, Center Store
In addition to store growth expansion, Weis Markets achieved greatest dollar growth in Center Store by launching a two-tier Salty Snack program and repositioning their Carbonated Beverage program. This was the second year in a row that Weis won this award.
Brookshire Holdings, Inc. – Greatest Percentage Growth, Center Store
In 2017, Brookshire increased its collaboration with Topco’s Fluid Milk team as they transitioned from self-manufacturing to a Topco-sourced member partner.
Golub Corporation/Price Chopper Supermarkets – Greatest Dollar Growth, Fresh
Price Chopper grew their Fresh Dollar purchases and demonstrated impressive growth in Topco’s Meat and Grapes programs.
Coborn’s Incorporated – Greatest Percentage Growth, Fresh
Coborn’s grew their total fresh purchases by leveraging Topco’s Produce program for Bananas, Pre-Cut Fruit and Vegetables, Carrots and Stone Fruit, in addition to continued expansion in the Fresh and Branded Meat programs.
SpartanNash Company – Greatest Dollar Growth, Value-Add
In 2017, SpartanNash expanded participation in Topco’s Indirect Spend in key areas such as third-party supplies distribution and logistics. SpartanNash’s continued growth and participation in National Brands and Pharmacy programs also contributed to their success.
Big Y Foods, Inc. – Greatest Percentage Growth, Value-Add
The team from Big Y achieved best in class percentage growth across the Value-Add programs especially in its expansion with Topco’s Indirect Spend program in areas such as Managed Transportation services.
In addition, the following members were honored for their milestone Topco anniversaries:
- Schnuck Markets, Inc. – 35 years
- Laurel Grocery Company – 25 years
- Alex Lee, Inc. – 20 years
- Weis Markets, Inc. – 20 years
- Lund Food Holdings, Inc. – 15 years
- Stater Bros. Markets – 15 years
- Save Mart Supermarkets – 10 years
- Tops Markets, LLC – 10 years