MINNEAPOLIS, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Caribou Coffee has awarded Boelter Companies with its Supplier of the Year award for partnership in providing outstanding service, supply, innovation and project management to Caribou. Boelter Companies is the Minneapolis-based coffee company's furniture, fixture and equipment supplier.
"We are proud to partner with a supplier who shares our commitment to enhancing the Caribou Coffee experience for our team members and guests," said Karen Francois, senior director of strategic sourcing at Caribou Coffee. "Boelter's leadership in distribution and project management along with their continuous support of store design and execution is what makes them the top-rated partner and our 2014 Supplier of the Year."
"We are extremely honored to receive this recognition from Caribou Coffee," said Eric Boelter, president of Boelter Companies. "Our team has worked diligently to deliver sustainable value to Caribou Coffee and we look forward to expanding our partnership in the future."
The Supplier of the Year award is based upon performance data, compliance, innovation, quality, service, responsiveness and corporate social responsibility. Caribou Coffee will provide Boelter with a tangible award and will display a plaque in Caribou's Support Center lobby. The plaque will display each year's Supplier of the Year winner.
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About Caribou Coffee
Founded in 1992, Caribou Coffee is the second largest company-operated premium coffeehouse in the United States with more than 273* company owned stores and 127* domestic license locations in 18* states and 203* international franchise stores in 10* countries. Caribou Coffee provides high-quality, handcrafted beverages and food options to fuel life's adventures, both big and small. Known for a commitment to sustainability, the Company was the first major U.S. coffeehouse to serve 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified™ coffees and espresso. Caribou Coffee products can also be found in grocery stores, mass retailers, club stores, foodservice providers, hotels, entertainment venues and online. For more information, visit www.cariboucoffee.com.
*Store counts are accurate as of April 2015. For updated numbers contact [email protected]
SOURCE Caribou Coffee