Vitamix Wins Best in Class Award from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies
Rated Top Beverage Blender Company in Overall, Operator and Dealer Categories 12/12/2014
CLEVELAND — Vitamix®, a world leader in high-performance blending equipment for commercial and home use, is proud to be named the Best in Class beverage blender for the sixth consecutive year byFoodservice Equipment & Supplies (FE&S) magazine. The company dominated the beverage blender category, being named Best in Class Overall, as well as Best in Class by dealers and operators. Since 2007, Vitamix has won 21 FE&S Best in Class Awards. The awards recognize industry manufacturers with products or services that provide superior value to their customers.
Each year, the magazine asks its subscribers to evaluate equipment and supplies manufacturers on seven critical characteristics—product quality, product value, product design and aesthetics, service and support, sales representation, product inventory and availability, and product information accessibility. Participants, who include foodservice operators, dealers and consultants, prioritize the seven factors in order of importance and rate each individual company within the given product categories. FE&S then determines the winners based on the Best in Class survey data.
“Earning the FE&S Best in Class award for the sixth consecutive year confirms our ongoing dedication to creating products that offer superior quality, durability and versatility,” said Lisa Klein, vice president of Commercial Sales, Vitamix. “This is why Vitamix machines are preferred not only by FE&S readers, but by professional chefs, mixologists and restaurateurs worldwide.”
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 2014 Best in Class awards, or to view the full list of winners, please visit fesmag.com. For additional information on Vitamix commercial products, please visit vitamix.com.
Vita-Mix® Corporation (“Vitamix”) is a privately held family-owned and -operated company founded in 1921 that manufactures high-performance blending equipment for home and commercial use. The company’s commercial customer list reads like a “Who’s Who” of major restaurant chains, and gourmet chefs say their Vitamix machines are as important to them as their knives. A recognized leader in marketing and product innovation, Vitamix founder William G. “Papa” Barnard created one of the first infomercials in 1949 to demonstrate how the Vitamix blender could help people improve their health with whole foods, and the company developed the first true commercial blender in the early 1990s, which ignited the smoothie movement. Vitamix, whose products are known worldwide for their performance, durability, and reliability, continues to win awards for product innovation and is a recipient of the president’s prestigious “E” Award for Exports. Headquartered in Olmsted Township, Ohio, 19 miles from Cleveland, Vitamix products are manufactured in Northeast Ohio and sold in approximately 100 countries. For more information, please visit www.vitamix.com.