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Lactalis Canada Wins Gordon Food Service North America Cornerstone Award for Best in Class Supplier

November 20, 2023

November 20, 2023 – Toronto, ON – Lactalis Canada Foodservice – a division of Canadian dairy leader Lactalis Canada – was recognized with the prestigious Cornerstone Award for Best in Class Supplier in the Fruit, Vegetable and Dairy category at the Gordon Food Service (GFS) 2023 Vendor Involvement Process (VIP) Awards in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This award represents the third time Lactalis Canada has been recognized with a Cornerstone Best in Class Supplier award.

“What an honour it is for Lactalis Canada to once again be recognized as a Best in Class Supplier by Gordon Food Service,” said Iven Zanardo, General Manager, Lactalis Canada Foodservice and Ingredients & Export Division. “We place great importance on excellence, innovation, and continuous improvement as a dairy supplier and we are proud to see our efforts recognized by a valued partner. This accolade truly speaks to the amazing work of our talented Lactalis Canada Foodservice, Ingredients & Export team and the strong partnership we have with Gordon Food Service.”

Hosted by food distributor Gordon Food Service, the Gordon Food Service Awards honour suppliers across six categories for their excellence in continuous improvement, service quality, alignment with the company’s strategic goals, effectiveness in managing the supply chain, vision and branding initiatives, and commitment to inclusivity and diversity. For more information on the 2023 Gordon Food Service Awards click here.


About Lactalis Canada Inc.

With 140 years of brand heritage, Lactalis Canada is committed to enriching and nurturing the lives of Canadians by producing nutritious and great tasting dairy products. Named on Forbes list of Canada’s Best Employers, Lactalis Canada directly employs more than 4,000 employees, supports hundreds of farming families and contributes to the livelihoods of thousands of Canadians who provide essential services to Lactalis Canada’s more than 30 operating sites including 20 manufacturing facilities. The company’s iconic brands include Cracker Barrel, Black Diamond, P’tit Québec, Balderson, Cheestrings Ficello, aMOOza!, Astro, Khaas, siggi’s, IÖGO, IÖGO nanö, Olympic, Lactantia, Beatrice, Marie Morin Canada, Galbani, and Président. Lactalis Canada is part of Lactalis Group, the world’s leading dairy company, headquartered in Laval, France. For more information, visit



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Sarah Sutton

Manager, Corporate Communications, Lactalis Canada