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Citing innovation, collaboration and creativity, BJ’s Wholesale Club recently presented C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. with its Perishable Vendor of the Year award at BJ’s Team Conference.
C.H. Robinson delivers BJ’s produce department a complex supply chain management and consulting program, weekly club-level pricing and quality checks, industry sales benchmarking, category reporting and analytics, and supplies BJ’s with innovative packaging and product offerings.
“For the past four years, the produce department and the quality of the product has been the #1 reason people come to BJ’s to shop,” said Jack MacAskill, VP at BJ’s Wholesale. "The brands C.H. Robinson provides resonate with our customers that these are labels they can trust.”
C.H. Robinson also assisted Westborough, Mass.-based BJ’s in the development and delivery of the wholesaler’s “Farm to Club” produce program which is available in each of its 200 clubs in 15 states.
During the BJ’s Team Conference, BJ’s commended C.H. Robinson’s commitment to community involvement and charity via the Pink Ribbon Watermelon program, which, since 2008, has raised over $680,000 for breast cancer research.
“Collaborating with the BJ’s team allowed our organizations to develop a long-term winning strategy together,” said Doug Johnson, strategic account manager at C.H. Robinson. “Receiving this award is a proud accomplishment for our team and one we look forward to building upon in the future.”