LAS VEGAS, 2017-Feb-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — IGA today (Feb. 14, 2017) announced Bozzuto’s Inc was named IGA 2017 Licensed Distribution Center of the Year at the IGA Awards of Excellence Brunch on Sunday, Feb. 12 at the IGA Global Rally, held at the Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas Feb. 10 through 12. Bozzuto’s Inc. received the award for their true leadership and innovation in the advancement of the IGA brand in the United States.
Bozzuto’s Inc. made a number of significant accomplishments in support of IGA in 2016. The company introduced IGA to a major metro market with the addition of 17 stores in Philadelphia; demonstrated the importance of training as a true market differentiator through support of the IGA Coca-Cola Institute’s new Learning Leader program; participated in every IGA Exclusive Brand program and consistently carried the most IGA Brand SKU’s in the IGA system; encouraged their retailers to invest in technology and marketing programs like the IGA GO online shopping platform and the IGA Performance Insights quarterly shopper events; and made a huge investment in cause marketing through their Hometown Foundation, raising more than $1.5 million for Special Olympics in 2016.
“Bozzuto’s has always had a special relationship with IGA,” IGA Chairman & CEO Mark Batenic said. “In fact, they’ve received this award seven times in the past 20 years. Year after year Bozzuto’s demonstrates its dedication to the IGA brand and the retailers it serves through support of both IGA brand-building programs and innovative programs of their own. And yet, it’s their support of IGA communities and causes—dating all the way back to Bozzuto’s founder Adam Bozzuto—that makes them who they are. Every year since 2001, Bozzuto’s has brought together IGA retailers and communities across the Northeast to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics. In total Bozzuto’s has raised over $6.2 million for the cause, with more than $1.5 million raised in 2016 alone.”
“We are thrilled to be able to bring the President’s cup back to Bozzuto’s,” George Motel, Executive Vice President, Bozzuto’s Inc said. “The honor is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of our associates and customers. Our commitment to IGA starts at the top of our organization, beginning with our founder Adam Bozzuto, and continues to today with his son Michael Bozzuto, our Chairman and CEO. We are proud and grateful to all of our customers for their loyalty and commitment to the brand.”
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