Nation Pizza and Foods, a Schaumburg, Ill.-based frozen pizza and hand-held foods manufacturer and the subject of Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery’s feature articles in our upcoming December issue, was recently selected as Supplier of the Year for contract manufacturing by Nestlé Business Services North America Technical Procurement. The award is given to companies that exemplify outstanding performance and execution in the areas of innovation, customer service, operations, quality, cost, value creation and business ethics.

“Nation has been manufacturing top-quality products for Nestlé since 2003,” says Andy Murray, who heads 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 mass produces top-quality foods and is considered one of the largest pizza and food manufacturers in the U.S., using leading-edge manufacturing technology. Nation develops dough-based products, such as pizzas, sandwiches, appetizers and cookies, and focuses on innovation that drives creative baking and food solutions. Its customers include many major retail brands, grocery stores, restaurant chains and other global food service companies.