LAS VEGAS, Oct. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- RizePoint, the global leader in compliance management solutions, announced the 2016 winners of its annual Engage Spark Awards. The awards highlight innovation among its foodservice, hospitality, and retail clients and its industry partners. The 2016 awards cover five categories: partnerships, food safety, supplier quality management, innovation, and "super users".
"RizePoint's industry-leading clientele are creating safer, cleaner, and better experiences for consumers around the world," said Frank Maylett, President and CEO of RizePoint. "The Spark Awards recognize the talented team members that bring innovative ideas and processes to the world of compliance management and corrective action."
Recipients were honored today during the Engage Conference at the Mirage Las Vegas. Engage – RizePoint's annual user conference – featured boot camps, educational sessions, and thought leadership about food safety trends and business intelligence. The keynote featured Kathleen Wood, a nationally recognized growth strategist and proven leader in the foodservice and hospitality markets, serving as President and COO of Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers from 2005-2007.
The 2016 Engage Spark Award winners include:
Partner of the Year Spark – Elevate
Elevate harnesses RizePoint to further its global commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility. Elevate performs audits in more than 1,000 factories each year, ensuring its clients are not just following the rules, but setting an example for others.
Food Safety Spark – Buffalo Wild Wings
Buffalo Wild Wings' commitment to food safety and quality is evident in its audits and reporting. In 2016 alone the company performed more than 11,000 audits across 1,200+ locations. They are an industry leader, ensuring that all Buffalo Wild Wings' restaurants - whether corporate-owned of franchise-owned - are committed to customer safety and consistency.
Supplier Quality Spark – L Brands
L Brands is focused on – in their own words – "doing well by doing right." The company has strict supplier standards and use RizePoint in more than 820 locations to ensure suppliers meet their Code of Conduct.
Innovator Spark – InterContinental Hotels Group
Intercontinental Hotels Group continues to lead the hospitality industry in cleanliness, commitment to high brand standards, and transparency across locations. In 2016, the company performed more than 75,000 quality and safety audits and implemented innovate corrective action management across the globe.
"Super User" Spark - Checkers & Rally's Restaurants
Checkers & Rally's Restaurants implement RizePoint in nine different departments, from Human Resources to Construction and Development. For more than eight years they have been pioneering new and unique ways to deploy RizePoint across their 800 locations.
- RizePoint mobile and cloud-based software helps organizations improve the quality, safety, and sustainability of their products, services and facilities.
- RizePoint's software is used by 5 of the top 8 hospitality brands and 5 of the top 8 food service brands.
- RizePoint serves more than 285,000 users in 120 countries and territories, speaking 40 languages:
- 105,000 food service restaurants
- 27,000 hotels and resort properties
- 13,000 grocery and retail stores
RizePoint – formerly Steton Technology Group – is the global leader in software solutions that proactively safeguard enterprise compliance—for both internally-imposed standards and externally-imposed regulations. RizePoint software builds and protects brand equity by enabling a consistent customer experience. Our customers gather better data, see necessary actions earlier, and act faster to correct issues before they become costly liabilities. Considered the industry standard for foodservice, hospitality, and retail, RizePoint mobile and cloud-based solutions serve nearly 2 million audits with 200 million questions answered annually. RizePoint is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information, visit RizePoint.com.
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