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Mars Foodservices' Broker of the Year

Mars Foodservices recently honored Foodservice Solutions & Ideas, its 2008 National Broker of the Year. Foodservice Solutions & Ideas specializes in the sales and marketing of branded products and serves the foodservice industry in Texas.

Unilever and C.I.A. Video Webcast Wins

Savoring the Best of World Flavors: Vietnam and the Island of Sicily, Volume III is the winner of the 2009 James Beard Foundation Broadcast Media Award for Video Webcast. It's produced by Unilever Foodsolutions in association with the Culinary Institute of America.

Smucker Broker of the Year Winners

Smucker Foodservice has presented three companies with its 2008-2009 Broker of the Year Award. Winners are Dougherty Brokerage Company, Foodservice Specialists, Inc. and Midwest Brokerage. Smucker Foodservice division of The J.M. Smucker Company specializes in meeting the needs of foodservice professionals.

Hendrick Joins Marlin

Jeff Hendrick has joined Marlin as account executive, and will serve the advertising and marketing firm's clients such as Bush Brothers & Company and Bombay Bowl Restaurants. Before being hired full time, Hendrick served as an intern for the firm.

Gonzales Joins mUrgent

The email restaurant and retail marketing provider mUrgent has brought Eddie Gonzales aboard as its new manager of business development, to take charge of mPartners, which is mUrgent's Preferred Agency Program.

Strahan Advertising Celebrates 30th

Strahan Advertising, Inc., an agency serving the foodservice industry, is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Many of the agency's initial clients in 1979 remain with Strahan Advertising today.

Olson Communications Manages Basic American Foods P.R.

Olson Communications, a Chicago-based full-service marketing-communications agency serving foodservice clients, will manage the media-relations activities of Basic American Foods, a leading supplier of convenience food products.

Mountain City Meat Earns Certification

Mountain City Meat Company has achieved an “A” score in its Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Audit, and obtained certification from the British Retail Consortium through GFSI. The GFSI is a wordlwide program that encourages and documents the highest safety standards for food production.