Regional Distributors, Inc. was recognized for exceptional performance over the past year during Strategic Market Alliance's (SMA) 2016 Member-Supplier Conference held at the Grand American Hotel in Salt Lake City, UT from June 13–15.
Regional Distributors, Inc. and several other SMA suppliers and member-distributors were honored with SMA’s prestigious Navigator Award for achieving the largest percentage increase in purchases from qualified suppliers. Recipients of the award are also honored for optimizing efficiency and effectiveness within the supply channel by creating value-based, functional business solutions that improve operations while enhancing customer satisfaction. “Navigator has been established as the standard of excellence within the SMA family of companies for demonstration of value, impact, and commitment to the business and partnership principles for which SMA stands. Winners of the Navigator Award have set the pace for all to follow and we are very pleased to recognize their performance,” said Dick McGann (right), President and CEO of SMA.
Regional Distributors, Inc. also received Honorable Mention for SMA's "Show Us Your SMA" contest where member-owners were awarded points for creative ways they incorporate SMA's logo into various marketing materials. Creative placements include vehicle graphics, company signage, business cards, and stickers to name a few.
SMA’s annual Member-Supplier Conference features an innovative suite meeting format and informative guest speakers from within and outside the distribution industry, as well as engaging receptions and social activities for fun, friendship, and networking. Over 350 leading businesses from the nation's foodservice, janitorial, and sanitation distribution industry come together each year to develop strategies for growth and delivery of greater value to our end-user customers.
About Strategic Market Alliance
Regional Distributors, Inc. is a proud member-owner of Strategic Market Alliance (SMA), an interdependent cooperative buying group owned and directed by the nation’s leading janitorial and food service distributors who cover every major market in the U.S. and leverage a collective purchasing power over $4 billion in annual sales. SMA is also a proud supply partner with all of the leading market manufacturers including Dart/Solo Cup, SCA Tork Tissue & Towel, Pactiv, Kimberly-Clark, Georgia-Pacific, Fabri-Kal, Betco, GOJO, and many other leading suppliers. It is the commitment of SMA owners to optimize the effectiveness of their chosen supplier partners while providing current and future customers a more efficient, sustainable channel partner. SMA is structured to enable suppliers and distributors to work more proactively together to address channel issues and grow sales to generate greater returns. SMA members also strive to optimize efficiency and effectiveness within the supply channel by creating value-based, functional and sustainable business solutions that improve operations while enhancing customer satisfaction.
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"Regional Distributors, Inc. has supplied excellent order accuracy and customer service at the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que for a number of years. Dave Scalen and his team are more than just a supplier, they take a genuine approach to solving business concerns and cost savings. I appreciate our relationship and their dedication to us as a vendor."
Jim Clancy, Director of Catering & Concession Operations, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Restaurants