Promoting and protecting the independent, community-focused grocery industry and its suppliers.

WFIA Industry Awards

2017-2018 Award Recipients

Retailer of the Year

Don Rhoads of Minit Mart


Don Rhoads (Minit Mart) with his wife, Jennifer. 

Click here to read the press release about Don's award. 

Vendor of the Year

Larry Baker of Bunzl Distributing


Larry Baker (Bunzl), with Bunzl staff. 


Click here to read the press release for Larry's award. 

Community Service

Mark & Lori Loften of Ki-Be Market


Troy Tanner (URM) with Mark & Lori Loften (Ki-Be Market)

Click here to read the press release for Mark & Lori's award. 

2016-2017 Award Recipients

Grocer of the Year

Roger Croshaw of Bert's Red Apple Markets


Jan Gee, WFIA, and Roger Croshaw, Bert's Red Apple Markets.

Vendor of the Year

Roger Williams of Williams Inland Distributors


Roger Williams, Williams Inland Distributors, and the Williams Inland crew.

Community Service

Bruce Paul of Forks Outfitters


Shelley and Bruce Paul, Forks Outfitters, and Jan Gee, WFIA.

2015 Award Recipients

Grocer of the Year - Nolan Lockwood of Walla Walla Harvest Foods

Vendor of the Year - URM Stores 

Community Service - Hank Konrad of Hank's Harvest Foods

Community Service - Tyler Myers of They Myers Group

Excellence in Operations - Kari Beedle, Julie Padilla, and Judee Young from Anderson's Grocery Store

NGA Spirit of America Award - J.T. Wilcox, Washington State Representative

2014 Award Recipients

Grocer of the Year - Paul Kapioski of West Seattle Thriftway

Vendor of the Year - Shawn Campbell of Darigold

Community Service - Kevin and Sheila Ashe of Darrington IGA

Excellence in Operations - Darris McDaniel of D&S Enterprises

Excellence in Operations - Norm Mathews of Vashon Thriftway

2013 Award Recipients

Grocer of the Year - Bryan and Tammy Bailey of Bailey's IGA

Vendor of the Year - Ray Brown of Charlie's Produce

Keystone Award - Jeff Philipps of Rosauers Supermarkets

2012 Award Recipients 

Grocer of the Year - Don Stolz, Stolz Northwest 

Vendor of the Year - Coca-Cola

2011 Award Recipients 

Grocer of the Year - Kevin Stormans, Stormans 

Vendor of the Year - Greg Miller, SUPERVALU

2010 Award Recipients 

Grocer of the Year - Larry Nakata, Town & Country 

Vendor of the Year - Dave Willis, Willis Marketing 

2009 Award Recipients 

Grocer of the Year - Jeff Philipps, Rosauers 

Vendor of the Year - Jim Wilcox, Wilcox Farms 


Washington Food Industry Association

P.O. Box 706

1415 Harrison Ave NW, Suite 101

Olympia, WA 98502

Tel: 360-753-5177

Email: info@wa-food-ind.org



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