June 06, 2011

UniPro Names Knouse Foods The 2011 'Labels and Brands' Supplier of the Year

Fruit Grower-Owned Cooperative Recognized for its Exemplary Efforts in Supporting UniPro's Proprietary Products

Peach Glen, PA – UniPro Foodservice honors established fruit grower-owned cooperative Knouse Foods at their Spring Purchasing Conference held in Seattle, Washington. Knouse Foods was recognized as the 2011 Supplier of the Year in the labels and brands category; being awarded for their exemplary efforts in supporting UniPro's proprietary labels with high-quality products that meet demand for taste, quality and consistency. Six manufacturers were nominated out of 40 to represent a variety of food and non-food supplier categories.

With more than 50 years of partnership with fruit growers along the Appalachian Mountains and throughout the Midwest, Knouse Foods products are made with fresh fruit picked for peak flavor. State-of-the-art processing procedures guarantee that chefs and operators can create meals featuring premium fruit year-round.

"It's our mission to support our partners with products that excel in quality and meet evolving foodservice trends. We are honored to receive the UniPro Supplier of the Year Award, it reinforces our commitment to providing the best results from the farm to the table," said Todd Michael, Director of Food Service Sales for Knouse Foods.

UniPro Foodservice, Inc.® is the largest foodservice distribution cooperative in the United States and comprises over 650 shareholder companies in 900+ locations.

For more information about Knouse Foods or its Musselmans and Lucky Leaf products, visit www.knousefoodservice.com or contact Todd Michael at 717-677-8181 ext. 1005.