Gordon Food Service Recognized By Forbes Magazine Among Canada’s Best Employers

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Annual survey of employees of large organizations cited the multi-billion-dollar family-operated company 5th among Canadian Food Industry and 1st among food service providers


Wyoming, MI, January 28, 2021 – Gordon Food Service, a privately held and family-managed foodservice distributor with operations in the U.S. and Canada, today announced it has been cited among Forbes list of Canada’s Best Employers 2021. This prestigious award is presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The awards list was announced on January 26th, 2021, and can currently be viewed on the Forbes website.


Forbes and Statista selected Canada’s Best Employers 2021 through an independent survey applied to a sample of more than 8,000 Canadian employees working for companies with more than 500 employees in Canada. The evaluation was based on direct and indirect recommendations from employees that were asked to rate their willingness to recommend their own employers to friends and family. Employee evaluations also included other employers in their respective industries that stood out either positively or negatively. Based on the results of the study, Gordon Food Service is pleased to be recognized on the Forbes list of Canada’s Best Employers 2021 as fifth in the Food Industry category and first among foodservice providers.


“This recognition is particularly meaningful because it reflects the opinions of our people themselves. Following a year of remarkable challenges, we are grateful for their unwavering dedication to our customers and to sustaining our high-performance culture,” said Steve Kampstra, President of Gordon Food Service Canada.


About Gordon Food Service

Since 1897, we have delivered uncompromising quality and heartfelt service for our customers. We began as a simple butter-and-egg delivery service, and have grown to become the largest family business in the foodservice industry by upholding the same approach for 120 years—remaining passionately committed to the people we serve. Today, we serve foodservice operators in the Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, and Southwest regions of the United States and coast-to-coast in Canada. We also operate more than 170 Gordon Food Service Store locations in the U.S. By partnering with organizations from across industries—healthcare to education, independent and chain restaurants, and event planners—we help our customers create food experiences that people choose, enjoy, and remember. To learn more about Gordon Food Service, visit gfs.ca.


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