HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The National Frozen Food Association here has announced the winners in its 18th annual Golden Penguin Awards competition, recognizing outstanding promotional efforts of the frozen food industry. The NFFA honored 40 Gold Penguin winners and 73 Silver Penguin winners out of hundreds of entries from across the country. Winners were chosen based upon creative effort using the National Frozen Food Month Logo during a 30-day program. Promotional efforts included in-store consumer programs, advertising, community service and education, and the creative use of merchandising materials and special displays.
, N.C.; Jewel-Osco, Melrose Park, Ill.; Publix Super Markets, Lakeland, Fla.; Ralphs Grocery Co., Compton, Calif.; Stater Bros. Markets, Colton, Calif.; and Wakefern Food Corp., Elizabeth, N.J.
Winners of the Silver Penguin are: Individual Retail Supermarket Best Display Department, ABCO Desert Market #405, Scottsdale, Ariz.; ABCO Desert Markets #724 and #453, both based in Tucson; Albertson's #932, El Paso, Texas; Albertson's #957, Gilbert, Ariz.; Bashas #57, Prescott, Ariz.; Dot's Bellbrook Market, Bellbrook, Ohio; Fry's Food and Drug Store #22, Tempe, Ariz.; King's Super Market #52, Berkley Heights, N.J.; Publix Super Markets #552, Jacksonville Beach, Fla.; Ralphs Grocery Co. #106, San Diego, Calif.; Smith's #358, Las Vegas; Kroger Co. N-348, Frankfort, Ohio; and Wegmans #5, Rochester.
Individual Retail Supermarkets Best Endcap Display winners included Albertson's #957, Gilbert; Albertson's #961, Tucson; Albertson's #994, El Paso; Basha's #71, Tucson; Big V Shop Rite #223, Wappingers Falls, N.Y.; Fry's Food and Drug Store #45, Peoria, Ariz.; Fry's Food and Drug Store #52, Gilbert; Fry's Food and Drug Store #65, Apache Junction, Ariz.; Smith's #423, Albuquerque, N.M.
Individual Retail Supermarket Overall Store Promotion winners were Wegmans #17, Hornell, N.Y.; Wegmans #51, Corning, N.Y.; Winn-Dixie #190, Jacksonville, Fla.; Retail Corporate Chain or Division (less than 10 stores), Cub Foods (Lofino's Food Stores), Beavercreek, Ohio; Retail Corporate Chain or division (10 to 50 stores), Big Y Foods, Springfield, Mass.; Harmon City, West Valley City, Utah; King Kullen, Bethpage, N.Y.; Mass Marketing, Super S Foods, San Antonio; Retail Corporate Chain or Division (50+ stores), Albertson's Southern California, Fullerton, Calif.; Albertson's Southwest Division, Tolleson; Brookshire Grocery Co., Tyler, Texas; Giant Food Stores, Carlisle, Pa.; Key Food, New York; Winn-Dixie Stores, Jacksonville, Fla.
Golden Penguin Awards will be presented at the 2001 National Frozen Food Convention on Oct. 6 to 10 in San Antonio. Silver Penguins are generally presented at the local level at appropriate frozen food association meetings.