QCS Purchasing Cooperative Names Winners for Production Excellence
QCS Purchasing Cooperative, a member-owned and managed as to not generate a profit buying group for companies engaged in food and beverage production, has named the winners for the Dairy Quality Excellence Awards. Amidst the current dairy industry landscape, which presents unprecedented challenges to the continuity of operations and the integrity of products, QCS recognizes the remarkable achievements of these award winners. They have showcased an outstanding capacity to navigate these hurdles while upholding an unmatched level of product excellence in various categories, including Fluid Milk, Extended Shelf Life (ESL) and Aseptic Milks, Cultured Products, and Ice Cream. Read more…
QCS Purchasing Cooperative Announces Changes to the Board of Directors
The QCS Purchasing Cooperative, the largest member-owned buying group for companies engaged in food and beverage production, is excited to announce important changes to its board of directors.
After years of dedicated service, Diane Manganaro, the current chairman of the board, has decided to step down from her position as she prepares to retire from HP Hood at the end of August. Diane’s contributions and commitment to the QCS board have been invaluable, and we express our deepest gratitude for her leadership and many years of service. Under her guidance, QCS has achieved remarkable growth and success. Read more…
The 2022 QCS Annual Conference Provided Tools, Resources & Support Structure to Thrive During Chance in Unprecedented Times
QCS Purchasing Cooperative wrapped up its first in-person post-merger Annual Conference on Oct. 11 in San Diego, CA. The three-day conference reinforced the value of being a member of QCS and part of the QCS community. With the food and beverage industry continuing to be impacted by challenges such as supply chain disruptions, inflation, shifting consumer demands, new developments on the regulatory front, labor shortages, the continuing effects of COVID-19, and increased pressure to provide sustainable products and be corporately responsible, the conference brought the tools, resources, solutions, and support structure for food and beverage manufacturers to navigate, succeed, and continue to “Thrive During Change,” – this year’s conference theme. Read more…
QCS Names Umpqua Dairy Products Company Winner of Prestigious Irving B. Weber Award
QCS Purchasing Cooperative announces this year’s recipient of the Irving B. Weber Distinguished Award for Quality Excellence is Umpqua Dairy Products Company of Roseburg, Oregon. The Irving B. Weber Award is the highest honor for plants participating in the QCS Dairy Quality Excellence Program and the finalist pool is comprised of plants that have won a Dairy Quality Excellence Award. The Irving B. Weber award recognizes the top-performing plant for superior product quality, as determined by scoring in the quality testing program, operational excellence as indicated by Global Food Safety Initiative audit standards, and outstanding employee safety practices. Read more…
QCS Announces 2022 Leadership, Collaboration, and Marketing Award Recipients
QCS Purchasing Cooperative, a member-owned and managed as to not generate a profit buying group for companies engaged in food and beverage production, has named the winners for their Leadership, Outstanding Marketing, and Best Collaboration Awards. The award winners were announced during the 3-day QCS Annual Conference, October 9-11, 2022, in San Diego, California. Read more…
QCS Announces 2022 Leadership Award Finalists
QCS Purchasing announces finalists for the Member & Supply Partner Leadership Awards. These awards recognize member companies and supply partners who, over the previous calendar year, have done the most to support the vision of QCS Purchasing. The winners of these awards will be announced during the Gala at the QCS Annual Conference October 9-11, 2022, in San Diego, CA. View press release.
QCS Announces 2022 Best Collaboration Award Finalists
The QCS Best Collaboration Award celebrates partnerships between a member and a supply partner from within the QCS community to solve a problem or achieve a desired outcome. This award was created for those working together to promote the food and beverage industry. Judged by an independent supply chain industry expert, the Best Collaboration Award can go to a variety of joint efforts, such as a new packaging innovation, a new product launch, a cost-saving effort, or an operational improvement. The award winners will be announced during the Gala at the QCS Annual Conference October 9-11, 2022, in San Diego, CA. View press release.
QCS Announces 2022 Marketing Award Finalists
QCS Purchasing has named the finalists for their Outstanding Marketing Awards. These awards honor member and supply partner organizations that have launched creative marketing efforts and campaigns that effectively compete in the ever-changing food and beverage manufacturing industry. Judging for the marketing award competition was conducted independently by food and beverage industry leaders. The award winners will be announced during the Gala at the QCS Annual Conference October 9-11, 2022, in San Diego, CA. View press release.
QCS Purchasing Cooperative & Quality Chekd Dairies Hold Virtual Awards Ceremony for 2nd Consecutive Year
QCS Purchasing Cooperative and Quality Chekd Dairies, Inc., wrapped up their annual three-day QCS Leadership Conference on Thursday with an online awards presentation that recognized excellence in leadership, exceptional marketing, best collaborative efforts, and outstanding production and product quality. The award winners will be announced during the Virtual QCS Leadership Conference on October 28, 2021. View Press Release.
QCS Purchasing Cooperative Merger Creates Largest Purchasing Cooperative of its Kind
QCS Purchasing, LLC, Allied Purchasing, Quality Chekd Dairies, and South East Cooperative Organization (SECO) have announced the completed merger of their business operations to form the new QCS Purchasing Cooperative. The merger brought members, programs, operations, finances, staff, and all other business functions into one consolidated organization to create the largest purchasing cooperative of its kind. Members will not only have access to the same programs they have today, but will be introduced to new programs and services.
QCS Purchasing Cooperative will deliver additional savings and sourcing solutions to help members achieve lower costs on products and services. View Press Release
QCS 2020 Virtual Leadership Conference Provided Solutions to Members & Honored Industry Achievements
The virtual conference featured industry updates, category outlooks, an informative keynote presentation from Peter Sheahan, consumer trends, and a QCS State of the Union. Even though the three-day conference has ended, QCS and Quality Chekd will continue to keep their members and supply partners connected and engaged through additional virtual educational sessions, webinars and networking throughout the remainder of the year. View full press release.
QCS Purchasing Announces Recipients for 2020 Leadership Awards
QCS Purchasing, a member-owned, managed to not generate a profit supply-chain solutions provider for the food and beverage industry has named the winners for their Supply Partner Leadership Awards. The awards recognize QCS members and QCS supply partners who, over the previous calendar year, have done the most to support the vision of QCS Purchasing.
Member Leadership Award Recipient – Galliker Dairy Company (read press release)
Member Leadership Award Recipient – Paletería La Michoacana (read press release)
Supply Partner Leadership Award Recipient – Source Wurx (read press release)
QCS Announces Collaboration Award Recipients 2020
The QCS Best Collaboration Award celebrates partnerships between a member and a supply partner to solve a problem or achieve a desired outcome and goes to a variety of joint efforts such as a new packaging innovation, a new product launch, a cost-saving effort, or and operational improvement. The 2020 QCS Best Collaboration Award was given to one member company and one supply partner whose joint collaboration resulted in a more consumer-friendly and intuitive spouted, stand-up sour cream package. View Press Release.
QCS Announces 2020 Outstanding Marketing Campaign Winners
QCS Purchasing has named the winners for their Outstanding Marketing Awards. Judging for the marketing and collaboration awards competition was conducted independently by food and beverage marketing industry leaders. QCS Purchasing LLC. presented the Outstanding Marketing awards at the 2020 QCS Virtual Leadership Conference in October. View Press Release.
Quality Chekd Announces 2020 Winner of Irving B. Weber Award
Quality Chekd Dairies, Inc., a member-owned organization that provides dairy processors with services to improve business success and production quality, is pleased to announce this year’s recipient of the Irving B. Weber Distinguished Award for Quality Excellence is Hiland Dairy Foods Company of Little Rock, Arkansas. Recognized as the highest honor for overall quality throughout the Quality Chekd organization, the honor distinguishes Hiland Dairy’s commitment to quality excellence in the categories of leadership, culture, production, sustainability, and business ethics. View Press Release.
Quality Chekd Dairies Names Winners for Production Excellence
Quality Chekd Dairies, Inc., a member-owned organization of independent dairy processors, announced the recipients for its Production Excellence Awards, which recognize outstanding processors in three categories: fluid milk, cultured dairy and ice cream. The winners in each category are based on selection criteria that include a plant audit, evaluation of all plant processes and systems for assuring product quality evaluation results. For the first time we have two winners in the cultured products category. View Press Release.