Nation Pizza and Foods, Schaumburg, Ill., recently was selected “Supplier of the Year” for contract manufacturing by Nestlé Business Services North America Technical Procurement. The program was designed to recognize and acknowledge suppliers that exemplify outstanding performance and execution in the areas of innovation, customer service, operations, quality, cost, value creation and business ethics. Nation was one of more than 130 contract manufacturers considered for the award.

“Nation has been manufacturing top-quality products for Nestlé since 2003,” says Andy Murray, head of Nestlé Business Services Technical Procurement. “They have shown true dedication and loyalty not only to us, but to every product they have developed and produced. Their quality programs, innovation, and speed-to-market mentality is what has set them apart from their competition.”

Nation Pizza and Foods produces dough-based products, such as pizzas, sandwiches, appetizers and cookies, for many major retail brands, grocery stores, restaurant chains and other global food service companies.