During its annual membership conference in Palm Springs, Calif., Topco Associates awarded 10 retailers for own-brand excellence in dollar growth and percentage of growth.
West Des Moines, Iowa-based Hy-Vee took home the top award, for Greatest Overall Purchase Volume, for the 15th year in a row, leading all Topco members in greatest overall purchase volume.
Other winners included K-VA-T Food Stores Inc., Greatest Overall Purchase Penetration; Associated Food Stores Inc., Greatest Dollar Growth, All Programs; Schnuck Markets Inc., Greatest Percentage Growth, All Programs; Big Y Foods Inc., Greatest Dollar Growth, Fresh; Brookshire Holdings Inc., Greatest Percentage Growth, Fresh; SpartanNash Co., Greatest Dollar Growth, Value-Add; and Alex Lee Inc., Greatest Percentage Growth, Value-Add.
Elk Grove Village, Ill.-based Topco aggregates management solutions, innovation and more than 20 private-brand programs for member retailers. Its brand lines include Culinary Tours and Full Circle Market in food, Pure Harmony and Paws in pets, and TopCare and @ease in HBC.
For more information, see the article on the website of Progressive Grocer sister publication Store Brands.