Advantage Sales and Marketing named Tillamook County Creamery Association's 2008 Broker of the Year


RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., — Advantage Sales and Marketing associates Adam Zinsmeister and the Kroger dedicated team were named Tillamook County Creamery Association's (TCCA) 2008 National Broker of the Year at their 20th Annual broker meeting that took place in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

“Adam and the Kroger team did a great job representing the Tillamook brand corporately at Kroger Cincinnati while at the same time coordinating efforts with the brokers in the individual regions,” said Jay Allison, TCCA's vice president of sales and marketing. “He exceeded budget expectations and worked very hard to increase the Tillamook brand exposure in his core market.”

The associates received the award at TCCA's annual broker meeting where their management, and sales and marketing teams met with the cooperative's broker network, provided the brokers an update on the cooperative and dairy industry, and set goals for the coming year. There were 28 other brokers in attendance, representing the retail, food service and service deli sectors.

“We are extremely honored to receive this award from our valued client among our peers,” said Dean Gray, ASM's vice president, client development. “Adam and the Kroger team truly dedicated themselves to adding value to our client's market performance and the award they have received is an embodiment of their outstanding results.”

About Advantage Sales and Marketing, LLC
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About Tillamook County Creamery Association
The Tillamook County Creamery Association, formed as a cooperative in 1909, has earned a reputation as one of the nation's premier brands of cheese. Tillamook is a national marketer of naturally aged cheddar and a variety of other cheeses, butter, and an extensive line of premium ice cream, sour cream and yogurt. The cooperative celebrates its 100 year anniversary in 2009.