An alliance of the independent grocery and convenience store industries.

WFIA Industry Awards

DON'T WAIT! Send us your nominations today!

It’s that time of year to prepare for our upcoming Industry Awards! As a member of WFIA, we are looking to you for your nominations for Vendor of the Year, Retailer of the Year, and the Community Service Award. Below is a link to the forms. Please have your response submitted by Friday, January 31, 2020.

Vendor of the Year
Retailer of the Year
Community Service Award

If you have questions, please contact Melissa Burgess at or 360-753-5177 ext. 103.

2018-2019 Industry Award Recipients

Retailer of the Year

Hal & Tracey Blanton of Blanton's IGA

Hal Blanton and his wife Tracey

Click here to read the press release about
Hal & Tracey's award. 

Vendor of the Year

Tim Harper & Ben Piatt of Franz Bakery

Ben Piatt and Tim Harper

Click here to read the press release for
Tim and Ben's award. 

Community Service

Jeff Philipps of Rosauers Supermarkets

Jeff Philipps 

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

Past Industry Award Recipients

Retailer of the Year

Don Rhoads, Minit Mart - 2017
Roger Croshaw, Bert's Red Apple Markets - 2016
Nolan Lockwood, Walla Walla Harvest Foods - 2015
Paul Kapioski, West Seattle Thriftway - 2014
Bryan and Tammy Bailey, Bailey's IGA - 2013
Don Stolz, Stolz Northwest - 2012
Kevin Stormans, Stormans - 2011
Larry Nakata, Town & Country - 2010
Jeff Philipps, Rosauers - 2009

Vendor of the Year

Larry Baker, Bunzl Distributing - 2017
Roger Williams, Williams Inland Distributors - 2016
Ray Sprinkle, URM Stores - 2015
Shawn Campbell, Darigold - 2014
Ray Bowen, Charlie's Produce - 2013
Myron Lucas, Coca-Cola - 2012
Greg Miller, SUPERVALU - 2011
Dave Willis, Willis Marketing - 2010
Jim Wilcox, Wilcox Farms - 2009

Community Service

Mark & Lori Loften, Ki-Be Market - 2017
Bruce Paul of Forks Outfitters - 2016
Hank Konrad of Hank's Harvest Foods - 2015
Tyler Myers of They Myers Group - 2015
Kevin and Sheila Ashe, Darrington IGA - 2015

Other Award Categories

Excellence in Operations
Kari Beedle, Julie Padilla, and Judee Young from Anderson's Grocery Store - 2015
Darris McDaniel of D&S Enterprises - 2014
Norm Mathews of Vashon Thriftway - 2014

NGA Spirit of America Award
J.T. Wilcox, Washington State Representative - 2015

Keystone Award
Jeff Philipps of Rosauers Supermarkets - 2013

Washington Food Industry Association

P.O. Box 706

1415 Harrison Ave NW, Suite 101

Olympia, WA 98502

Tel: 360-753-5177


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