August 2019
Fireworks in Washington, D.C.!
The week after the 4 th of July Independence Day celebrations, Frosty Acres Members descended on the nation’s capital to celebrate 65 years of the cooperative and to hold our annual Stockholders' Meeting. The fireworks continued as we celebrated our past year's results, elected new Board of Directors members, and even elected a new Chairman of the Board (see the good-looking gentleman to the right in the photo above). Thank you Bob Mackie of IWC Food Service for your willingness to serve in this capacity.

If you didn't attend this year, make plans to join us next year in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, as you will not want to miss that event.

Each year we recognize our Frosty Acres Member Award Winners. We also extend special congratulations to our Member of the Year, Wilkens Foodservice (Photo above of the Member of the Year, Wilkens Foodservice - pictured L to R: Chip Walker, President, Frosty Acres Brands; from Wilkens Foodservice: Mike Altobello, CEO; Kim, Ethan, and Hunter Altobello; and Bob Mackie, President, IWC Food Service and Frosty Acres Chairman. Congratulations to all the award winners.

Our Summer Conference in Dallas, Texas, is coming up quickly. You don't want to miss this industry leading event. We have a great group of supplier partners attending, and the value to them is YOU. I also promise you will find great opportunities that are not available unless you attend. It's not too late to attend! Contact Donna Woods at  dwoods@frostyacres.com  if you need to register.

During the Summer Conference, we will be recognizing our valued supplier partners with our Supplier Awards. Let's show our appreciation to those that support us throughout the year. I look forward to seeing you soon.

Thanks for the opportunity to serve,

Chip Walker
President & CEO
And the Winners Are...
Congratulations fo all the Frosty Acres Members recognized at the Member Awards Ceremony during the Stockholders' Meeting in Washington, D.C.!

  • Family of Brands Award, Category 1: GoFresh Produce
  • Family of Brands Award, Category 2: Ted's Foodservice
  • Family of Brands Award, Category 3: The C.D. Hartnett Company
  • Family of Brands Award, Category 4: IWC Food Service
  • Eagle Award, Highest Dollar Increase, Cat. 1: Lee Hing
  • Eagle Award, Highest Dollar Increase, Cat. 2: Butts Foods
  • Eagle Award, Highest Dollar Increase, Cat. 3: Brenham Wholesale Grocery Co.
  • Eagle Award, Highest Dollar Increase, Cat. 4: Stanz Foodservice
  • Eagle Award, Highest Percentage Increase, Cat. 1: Viking Foods
  • Eagle Award, Highest Percentage Increase, Cat. 2: Centennial Foodservice
  • Eagle Award, Highest Percentage Increase, Cat. 3: Diaz Foods
  • Eagle Award, Highest Percentage Increase, Cat. 4: HPC Foodservice
  • Member of the Year: Wilkens Foodservice
Spotlight Champion FY2019
Congratulations to David White of Pippin Wholesale Company for being named the Spotlight Champion for fiscal year 2019! David had the highest increase in case sales over prior year for Spotlight items. 

David attended the Frosty Acres Stockholders' Meeting at the Rtiz-Carlton in Washington, D.C., and was recognized during the Member Awards Ceremony. He also was awarded 2 Million F.A.B.ulous Focus Points!

The DSR that sells the most New Cases over Prior Year of Spotlight Qualifying Items for each month will be named that month's Spotlight Champion and earn 500,000 F.A.B.ulous Focus Points. Also, the monthly Spotlight Champion will be announced via the Focus Point e-newsletter sent to all F.A.B.ulous Focus participants. 

At the end of May, the DSR with the most New Cases over Prior Year for Spotlight Qualifying Items for the entire promotion period will be named the Spotlight Champion for the year and receive the Grand Prizes listed below.
 
Grand Prizes
  • 2 Million F.A.B.ulous Focus Points
  • A trip to the Frosty Acres Stockholders' Meeting
L to R: Bill Lewis, Sr. VP Sales & Marketing, Frosty Acres; Chip Walker, President & CEO, Frosty Acres; David White, Pippin Wholesale Company; Bob Mackie, President, IWC Food Service and Frosty Acres Chairman
Brands Champion FY2019
Congratulations to Steve Smith of HPC Foodservice for being named the Brands Champion for fiscal year 2019! Steve had the highest increase in incremental case sales over prior year for Frosty Acres Branded items. 

At the end of May, the DSR with the highest overall increase for the entire promotion period will be named the Brands Champion for the year, and will receive the Grand Prizes listed below. 
 
Grand Prizes
  • 2 Million F.A.B.ulous Focus Points
  • A trip to the Frosty Acres Stockholders' Meeting


New Members
Welcome New Member Gulf Coast Produce of Alabama
City Produce of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, recently acquired Gulf Coast Produce of Alabama, strengthening their presence in Alabama. As an addition to City Produce of Fort Walton Beach, the Gulf Coast Produce location will continue to offer a growing variety of produce and foodservice products to schools, healthcare, independent restaurants, and other foodservice operators in Alabama.

ABOUT CITY PRODUCE OF FORT WALTON BEACH
For over 25 years, City Produce of Fort Walton Beach, Inc. has provided fresh produce to restaurants and various foodservice operations in Florida and southeastern Alabama. Having recently moved to a larger facility, City Produce is expanding their offerings beyond produce to include dry grocery, frozen, and dairy.

For more information regarding Gulf Coast Produce of Alabama , please call 850-654-4404.
Welcome New Member American Foods
American Foods, based in Pennsauken, New Jersey, was founded over a decade ago. Family owned and operated, American Foods distributes paper goods, poultry, frozen and dry grocery products in the New Jersey and Pennsylvania area. Their customers include independent restaurants, national chain restaurants, and other foodservice operations. 

For more information regarding American Foods, please call 865-665-4000, or visit http://americanfoodsnj.com/
Welcome New Member Ole Tyme Produce
Founded in 1973, Ole Tyme Produce began as a small retail store and has transformed over the years into a full-service wholesale food distributor, based in St. Charles, Missouri. Ole Tyme Produce remains family owned and operated, and offers fresh produce, dairy, fresh juices, pasta, and a variety of grocery items. Ole Tyme’s diverse customer base includes casinos, hospitals, schools and institutions, hotels, caterers, country clubs, national casual dining concepts, regional restaurants, and independent restaurants in Missouri and southern Illinois.   

For more information regarding Ole Tyme Produce, please call 314-436-5010, or visit www.oletyme.com
Spotlight Champions
March 2019
Taylor White
Stanz Foodservice
L to R: Mac Zeimet, DSM and Taylor White, Sales Consultant
April 2019
David White
Pippin Wholesale
L to R: Matt Milburn, Vice President, and David White, DSR
May 2019
Alan Strickland
Sutherland's Foodservice
L to R: Drew Wilson, Director of Sales & Marketing,
and Alan Strickland, DSR
Each Spotlight Champion had the highest increase in case sales over prior year for their month, and each have been awarded 500,000 F.A.B.ulous Focus Points.
Spotlight and Brands Champions
Two Opportunities to Win! DSRs can win the Spotlight Champion for selling the most Spotlight cases over prior year or Brands Champion for the year for selling the most Frosty Acres Branded cases over prior year! The winners will receive the Grand Prizes below.

Grand Prizes
  • 2 Million F.A.B.ulous Focus Points
  • A trip to the Frosty Acres Stockholders' Meeting at the Fairmont Empress Victoria, British Columbia, Canada!

Join Us in Dallas!
The Frosty Acres Summer Conference is coming soon!

2019 Summer Conference
Dallas, TX
August 26-29, 2019

The Summer Conference will feature the 2019 Top Gun Training Session, with guest speaker JC Thompson of Aspire!

The Top Gun session will cover intentional leadership and coaching for mid-level managers and emerging leaders from both procurement and sales.

  • Six Pillars of Intentional Leadership
  • The Aspire High Performance Model
  • Inspire & Motivate
  • Coaching vs. Managing
JC Thompson, Sr. Vice President, Chief Disrupter
Upcoming Events
2019 Summer Conference
Dallas, TX
August 26-29, 2019

2019 Incentive Trip
The Shelbourne Dublin
Dublin, Ireland
October 6-11, 2019

2020 Winter Conference
Las Vegas, NV
February 10-12, 2020

2020 Stockholders' Meeting
British Columbia, Canada
July 20-24, 2020