Vitamix® Sweeps Category in Foodservice Equipment & Supplies Magazine's Best In Class Awards

Company Rated Top Beverage Blender Company in Overall, Operator, Dealer and Consultant Categories

CLEVELAND – Vitamix®, the world leader in high-performance blending equipment for home and commercial use, is proud to accept the honor of Best in Class beverage blender company for the fifth consecutive year from Foodservice Equipment and Supplies (FE&S) magazine. The company swept the beverage blender category, being named Best in Class overall, as well as Best in Class by dealers, operators and consultants. Since 2007, Vitamix has won eighteen FE&S Best-in-Class Awards. The awards recognize industry manufacturers with products or services that provide superior value to their customers.

FE&S determines the winners based on survey data from its annual Best in Class study. Each year, the magazine asks its subscribers to evaluate equipment and supplies manufacturers on seven critical characteristics, including: product quality, product value, product design and aesthetics, service and support, sales representation, product inventory and availability, and product information availability. Participants, who include foodservice operators, dealers and consultants, prioritize the seven factors in order of importance, then each individual company is rated within the given product categories.

“Earning the FE&S Best in Class awards for five consecutive years is a testament to the unparalleled performance and value customers receive when they purchase a Vitamix,” said Lisa Klein, vice president, Global Commercial Sales, Vitamix. “Vitamix provides a better, more consistent blend, quicker serving times, fewer repairs and replacements and unmatched service and support—all of which contribute to a lower total cost of ownership.”

A leader in the commercial blending industry, Vitamix and its products have continued to be honored with industry awards throughout the years by placing customer needs at the center of product development and purpose-driven innovation.

For more information on the 2013 Best in Class awards, or to view the full list of winners, please visit the FE&S website. For additional information on Vitamix commercial products, please visit


About Vitamix®

Vitamix, privately owned and operated by the Barnard family since 1921, manufactures and markets superior blending and mixing products directly to the public and the restaurant/hospitality industry. Vitamix is recognized as a leader in innovation in the direct marketing industry, having created the infomercial genre in the late 1940s and developed the first true commercial blender in the early 1990s. The company’s commercial customer list reads like a “Who’s Who” of major restaurant chains, and gourmet chefs worldwide say their Vitamix machines are more important to them than their knives. Nestled in the valley of picturesque Olmsted Falls, Ohio, the company employs more than 700 people, assembles all products in NE Ohio, has a global presence in more than 100 countries and continues to win awards for product innovation. For more information, visit