Fall River, Mass – Blount Fine Foods, a leading manufacturer of premium, handcrafted soups, entrées, and side dishes for retail and foodservice, and the market leader in fresh retail soups, today announced Chicago-based Scooter Bay Sales Company as retail broker of the year. The award is part of Blount’s annual “Relentless Pursuit of Excellence Awards” program, which recognizes excellence and dedication to customers among the company’s network of sales brokerage companies.
“One of the key ingredients to the sustained success of Blount Fine Foods is our network of incredible sales brokers who work so hard everyday to create new opportunities to sell Blount’s premium products,” said Bob Sewall, Blount’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing, and the company’s executive sponsor of the awards program. “The incredible growth we have experienced over the last several years is direct evidence that our brokers continue to be reliable and loyal partners to our existing customers, and relentless in winning over new ones.”
“Scott Shoub and his team at Scooter Bay have left no stone unturned in bringing our Blount, Panera Bread and Legal Sea Foods branded soups and sides into and across Illinois, Wisconsin and Northern Indiana,” added Sewall. “And by being genuine partners to their customers, they are solidifying long-term relationships between our company and the leading retail grocers in that area.”
Sewall sees Blount’s network of brokers as a seamless extension of the company’s own sales force, and it is common for members of Blount’s staff to collaborate closely with brokers and call on customers as one team. All of the nominations for the Blount Relentless Pursuit Awards came from Blount’s sales staff.
About Blount Fine Foods
Blount Fine Foods is a family-owned and operated company that has been processing food since 1946. Blount produces more than 900 premium products for restaurants, institutions, retailers and club stores in all 50 states. Blount manufactures more than 600 proprietary soup recipes, including 75 varieties of clam chowder alone. The company is the largest manufacturer of lobster bisque in America, was the first brand to launch restaurant-quality, single-serve grab-n-go fresh soups at retail and has full lines of organic and gluten-free soups and sides.
Blount product lines include fresh and frozen (but never canned!) premium soups for foodservice and retail as well as premium side dishes and entrees. Blount’s premium soups and specialty foods are made with the finest and freshest ingredients, locally sourced whenever possible, and handcrafted in small batches by a dedicated team through unparalleled customer collaboration.
Blount operates production facilities at its Fall River, Massachusetts headquarters, in Warren, Rhode Island and McKinney, Texas. Its award-winning production facilities showcase the company’s commitment to energy conservation and sustainable business practices.
Customers include national restaurant chains that have their custom soups made for them in accordance with their secret recipes. Similarly, the deli departments of many large and small supermarket chains offer Blount-created hot-to-go soup selections as well as fresh store-brand pre-packed soup cups.
Blount also carries a full line of fresh soups sold to club stores and retailers nationwide under the Legal Sea Foods and Panera Bread brands.
Blount generates over 350 million servings of premium soups each year. For more information, visit www.BlountFineFoods.com.