It's the third straight year the distributor has been recognized as "Broker of the Year" by Hormel.
COLDWATER, Mich. – Alliance Foods Inc., a retail broker and packaging distributor serving the consumer packaged goods manufacturing industry, has once again earned the Broker of the Year from Hormel Foods Corp, Austin, Minnesota.

Alliance received the award for the third consecutive year in 2017, which is based on year-over-year sales growth. This is the first time any broker has earned the honor three years in a row.

“We’re extremely proud to achieve an unprecedented ‘three-peat’ of this prestigious award,” said Sal Stazzone, president and CEO of Alliance. “This is a great example of the special results that can be achieved when a manufacturer and its broker engage in a true business partnership. This was a direct result of a tremendous effort between the Hormel team led by Marc Lipari and Alliance’s seven-member Hormel sales team working together to generate three straight years of significant sales increases.”

One of the top clients for Alliance Foods and Hormel is their sales partner Save-a-lot food stores which is a $6 billion retailer.

In addition to its business at Save-a-Lot, Alliance provides manufacturers with sales representation through its national sales & marketing division, which covers the entire US in all major retail channels, including grocery, mass, drug, c-store, club and military.