DES MOINES, Ia. — Advantage Sales and Marketing’s Des Moines office earned the 2008 Broker of the Year Award at the Hy-Vee Supplier Appreciation Day held this month.
“This award is a reflection of the hard work and excellent results of our business management staff, administrative staff and retail associates that call on Hy-Vee,” said Joel Pearson, General Manager, ASM Des Moines. “Our associates should feel very proud of this prestigious honor and of the efforts they put forth to focus on driving positive business results for Advantage Sales and Marketing and Hy-Vee.” Hy-Vee selects their Broker of the Year winner based on the following criteria:
- Suggestions for sales growth
- Service levels and attention to supply issues
- Courteousness and professionalism of staff
- Business partnership- providing mutually beneficial ideas for the broker and Hy-Vee
- Communication of deals and allowances
- Correct invoicing of deal merchandise
- Seasonal product-suggesting orders and merchandising ideas
- Assisting with displays
- New item notification and follow through
- Assistance with resets and overall follow up of programs
“We appreciate the importance Advantage Sales and Marketing plays in our overall success,” said, Ric Jurgens, President and CEO of Hy-Vee, “and we are excited to acknowledge the value of our partnership with this well-deserved recognition.”
About Hy-Vee, Inc.
Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating 224 retail stores in seven Midwestern states. For 2007, the company recorded total sales of $5.6 billion, ranking it among the top 30 supermarket chains and the top 50 private companies in the United States.
About Advantage Sales and Marketing, LLC
Advantage Sales and Marketing (ASM) is a leading international consumer packaged goods sales and marketing agency, committed to building brand value for our clients and customers. ASM’s cradle-to-cart customized sales and marketing solutions includes headquarter sales, retail merchandising and marketing services, specializing in client and customer events, publications and assisted-selling services for the grocery, drugstore, club, convenience, natural/specialty, consumer electronic and home center industries. These unique, turnkey services and programs give our clients competitive brand advantage for the best possible return on their sales and marketing investment. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., ASM has more than 22,000 associates and 66 offices in the United States and Canada. Visit www.asmnet.com today.