The Washington Food Industry Association promotes, supports, and protects businesses in the food, beverage, and convenience industry.

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. 

Past Award Recipients

Grocer of the Year

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

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

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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