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Quality Chekd Dairies Merges with QCS Purchasing, Allied Purchasing and SECO to Form QCS Purchasing Cooperative!

As a member of Quality Chekd Dairies, one of your greatest benefits has been our longstanding partnership with QCS Purchasing. Through this partnership you’ve had access to not only Quality & Food Safety resources and staff expertise, but also the programs and services offered for QCS members. Last year, the Membership overwhelmingly voted to merge Quality Chekd Dairies with QCS Purchasing, Allied Purchasing and SECO to form a new company as of January 2021: QCS Purchasing Cooperative. For a brief overview of this exciting venture, view our short video that describes some of the additional benefits for all members. We are sure you may have additional questions; please view our FAQ Sheet and Press Release for additional information on how this merger benefits you and your organization!

Quality Chekd Announces 2020 Winner of Irving B. Weber Award
Quality Chekd Dairies, Inc., a member-owned organization that provides dairy processors with services to improve business success and production quality, is pleased to announce this year’s recipient of the Irving B. Weber Distinguished Award for Quality Excellence is Hiland Dairy Foods Company of Little Rock, Arkansas. Recognized as the highest honor for overall quality throughout the Quality Chekd organization, the honor distinguishes Hiland Dairy’s commitment to quality excellence in the categories of leadership, culture, production, sustainability, and business ethics.

Quality Chekd Dairies Announces 2020 Winners of Production Excellence Awards
Quality Chekd Dairies, Inc. has announced the winners for its Production Excellence Awards, which recognize outstanding processes in three categories:  Fluid Milk, Cultured Dairy and Ice Cream. The winners of these awards were announced at the 2020 QCS Virtual Leadership Conference in October. done the most to support the vision of QCS Purchasing.
PEA Fluid Milk Products Award Recipient – Hiland Dairy Foods Company, Little Rock AR

PEA Cultured Products – Umpqua Dairy Products, Roseburg OR and Prairie Farms Dairy, Jefferson City MO
PEA Ice Cream Products Award Recipient – Lochmead Dairy, Junction City OR

QCS Purchasing Announces Recipients for 2020 Leadership Awards
QCS Purchasing, a member-owned, managed to not generate a profit supply-chain solutions provider for the food and beverage industry has named the winners for their Supply Partner Leadership Awards. The awards recognize QCS members and QCS supply partners who, over the previous calendar year, have done the most to support the vision of QCS Purchasing.
Member Leadership Award Recipient – Galliker Dairy Company 
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Member Leadership Award Recipient – Paletería La Michoacana (read press release)
Supply Partner Leadership Award Recipient – Source Wurx (read press release)

QCS Announces 2020 Outstanding Marketing Campaign Winners
QCS Purchasing has named the winners for their Outstanding Marketing Awards. Judging for the marketing and collaboration awards competition was conducted independently by food and beverage marketing industry leaders. QCS Purchasing LLC. presented the Outstanding Marketing awards at the 2020 QCS Virtual Leadership Conference in October.

QCS Announces Collaboration Award Recipients 2020
The QCS Best Collaboration Award celebrates partnerships between a member and a supply partner to solve a problem or achieve a desired outcome and goes to a variety of joint efforts such as a new packaging innovation, a new product launch, a cost-saving effort, or and operational improvement. The 2020 QCS Best Collaboration Award was given to one member company and one supply partner whose joint collaboration resulted in a more consumer-friendly and intuitive spouted, stand-up sour cream package.