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Veritiv named a Nestlé North America Procurement Supplier of the Year

By Canadian Packaging staff   

General Graphic Communications Nestlé North America Nestlé S.A. Veritiv Corporation

Award recognizes suppliers who provide outstanding performance and execution in the key areas of innovation, customer service, operations, quality, cost, and value creation.

ATLANTA—Veritiv Corporation—a North American leader in business-to-business distribution solutions, has been named a 2016 Nestlé North America Procurement “Supplier of the Year”.

The Nestlé North America Procurement “Supplier of the Year” Award is designed to recognize and formally acknowledge suppliers who exemplify outstanding performance and execution in the key areas of innovation, customer service, operations, quality, cost, and value creation.

In order to achieve the “Supplier of the Year” award, suppliers must exceed Nestlé’s high standards in performance as assessed via a rigorous business review process. Veritiv not only achieved the highest scoring in the business review process but also successfully executed several innovative ideas leading to value creation for both Nestlé and Veritiv. The Veritiv team was specifically recognized for their dedication and support in the design and management of Nestlé’s corporate marketing paper program.

Nestlé North America strategic manager – marketing procurement Andy Lipinski states, “Veritiv’s support in driving chain of custody, minimizing risk management and delivering cost savings has shown a strong business impact for Nestlé and will continue to grow in other areas of our organization. These were all important factors in determining this recognition.”


Veritiv director of corporate solutions Michael Caine says: “We are very pleased to receive this recognition and look forward in working with Nestlé North America to continue adding value to our relationship. This honor can also be attributed to the teamwork and collaboration among our entire Veritiv team including Graphic Communications, a business of Veritiv.”

About Veritiv
Veritiv Corporation, headquartered in Atlanta and a Fortune 500 company, is a leading North American business-to-business distributor of packaging, facility solutions, print and publishing products and services; and also a provider of logistics and supply chain management solutions. Serving customers in a wide range of industries, the Company has approximately 160 operating distribution centers throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico, and employs approximately 8,700 team members that help shape the success of its customers.  For more information about Veritiv and its business segments visit

About Nestlé in the United States
Nestlé in the U.S. is committed to being a trusted leader in nutrition, health and wellness. Our 51,000 employees in the U.S. are committed to enhancing quality of life, contributing to a healthier future for individuals and families, communities, and the planet. Nestlé in the U.S. consists of eight main businesses: Nestlé USA, Nestlé Waters North America, Nestlé Nutrition, Nestlé Professional, Nespresso, Nestlé Health Science, Nestlé Skin Health and Nestlé Purina PetCare Company. The U.S. is Nestlé S.A.’s largest market with combined product sales in the U.S. totaling more than $27 billion in 2016. For more information, visit


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