Nissco Honors Partners for Successes With Annual Awards

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Gyle Walker, vice president of sales for Nissco Restaurant Dealer Group, congratulates Robert Daly with Fishman and Associates for winning both Dealer of the Year and a New Horizons Award. Courtesy of Nissco.

Despite 2021 being a trying year for the foodservice industry, dozens of Nissco Restaurant Dealer Group’s partners rose above and were recognized for their achievements.

During the annual awards ceremony on Feb. 6, Nissco presented 37 awards in four categories to dealers and vendors that distinguished themselves during the tumultuous year.

“Our members showed perseverance in the face of adversity and thrived during a year that challenged the foodservice and restaurant industry,” says Randy Brunschwig, president and CEO of the Denver-based buying group. “Our partners showed through their actions, support and phenomenal growth that there is no limit to what we can achieve as a group because we are stronger together.”

The 2021 Nissco award winners were as follows:

Dealer of the Year Award

The Dealer of the Year Award was presented to Fishman and Associates for growing its business exponentially and its “remarkable ability to thrive during challenging circumstances.”

Vendor of the Year Award

The Vendor of the Year Award focuses on four areas that are critical to overall success: commitment, leadership, consistent action and superior customer service. Four vendors were honored with the award: U.S. Cooler (heavy equipment), Grindmaster UNIC Crathco (light equipment), Winco (smallwares/tabletop) and Accurex (specialty products).

New Horizons Award (vendors)

Fourteen Nissco vendors received a New Horizons Award for achieving double-digit annual growth:

  • John Boos and Co.
  • Blodgett
  • Turbo Air
  • Vulcan
  • Parts Town
  • Atosa USA
  • U.S. Cooler
  • Grindmaster UNIC Crathco
  • Accurex
  • Omcan
  • Arctic Air
  • Bally Refrigerated Boxes
  • Essendant

New Horizons Award (dealers)

Fifteen Nissco dealers were recognized with a New Horizons Award for growing their annual volume by double digits:

  • All American Restaurant Equipment
  • A1 Restaurant Equipment
  • Charney Commercial
  • Chop Restaurant Supply
  • Churchich Restaurant Equipment
  • City Food Equipment
  • Delta Restaurant Supply
  • Fishman and Associates
  • General Restaurant Supply
  • Kerekes Bakery
  • Lance Restaurant Supply
  • Macomb Restaurant Supply
  • Ryan Refrigeration
  • Thomas Restaurant Equipment
  • Tri-County Stevenson’s Restaurant Supply

Rising Star Award

Three partners received the Rising Star Award for achieving strong growth in 2021 and continuing the trajectory toward future growth: General Restaurant Supply, Econ World Trading and Plant Based Pros.



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