Golbon Recognizes National Premier Club Winners

Boise, Idaho – A great group joined Golbon in Palm Springs, California for the Premier Club trip, January 11-14, 2019. This annual incentive trip rewards and recognizes distributor members’ top sales and merchandising associates.

Golbon named Premier Club winners in both the Sales and Merchandising Excellence categories, with special recognition going to the two National Winners from both categories. These “best-of-the-best” were selected from a group of several hundred DSR’s and merchandisers within the Golbon group. Congratulations to:

National Merchandising Excellence Winner – Corey Holcomb, A.H. Hermel Wholesale, Mankato, MN

National Sales Excellence Winner – Jim Lialios, Atlas Wholesale Food Co., Detroit, MI

Corey Holcomb, Golbon’s 2018 National Excellence Merchandising Winner is actually a repeat winner, having won this recognition four years ago! This last year he was responsible for the consolidation of an offsite warehouse into the company’s main warehouse, creating a projected $10,000 a month savings in operational costs. He also manages more than 70 suppliers representing over 5,000 skus.

Jim Lialios, Golbon’s 2018 National Sales Excellence Winner is quite a character. He is a mentor to younger DSRs and grew sales by 17% last year after seven years of double-digit growth. He will probably never retire because as he will tell you, he is just having too much fun!

Please join all of us at Golbon in congratulating these two for their exemplary performance.

Golbon is a leading national foodservice buying group for independent distributors, headquartered in Boise, Idaho. Initially formed in 1963, Golbon is made up of over 220 independent foodservice distributor members across the country, as well as Mexico and the Caribbean. Golbon members enjoy access to Golbon’s family of brands, aggregated purchasing opportunities, marketing support, educational tracks, and relationship-building opportunities with other independent distributors. Visit www.golbon.com for more information.