November 12, 2018

Cedar Crest Ice Cream Wins Outstanding Marketing Awards

Company recognized by national buying group in two categories

Cedarburg, Wis., November 12, 2018
– Cedar Crest Ice Cream has received two outstanding marketing awards from QCS Purchasing, a member-owned, not-for-profit supply-chain solutions provider for the food and beverage industry, as part of its annual awards competition.

“We’re excited and honored to win these prestigious awards, and showcase two of our top initiatives in 2018,” said Ken Kohlwey, Cedar Crest president.

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Ken Kohlwey, President and Ron Strube, V.P. Operations and General Manager accept outstanding marketing awards at 2018 QCS Leadership Conference.

The two winning categories are:

Outstanding Marketing Campaign (grand prize category): Frozen Custard Launch, which introduced the six-flavor product line, with the theme, “Life vs. Living”

Best Print Collateral: The Great Parlor Road Trip, which featured a map and passport that encouraged consumers to visit participating parlors for a chance to win prizes

“We are always looking for fun and innovative ways to engage our customers. The launch of our new frozen custard line and parlor contest offered great avenues to do that,” continued Kohlwey.

The awards honor member and supply partner organizations that have launched creative marketing efforts and campaigns that effectively compete in the ever-changing food and beverage manufacturing industry.

The winners were announced at the 2018 QCS Leadership Conference in Austin, Texas, in November. Judging for the marketing award competition was conducted independently by food and beverage marketing industry leaders.

About Cedar Crest Ice Cream
The Cedarburg, Wis.-based family-owned business started in 1976. Cedar Crest Ice Cream’s production philosophy centers around making small batch craft ice cream, which gives its ice cream more flavor and creaminess. The company’s production facility is located in Manitowoc, Wis., where it currently makes all its products: ice cream, sherbet, frozen yogurt, no fat no sugar ice cream, gelato, and frozen custard. For more information, visit Cedar Crest Ice Cream

About QCS Purchasing, LLC
QCS Purchasing, LLC, is a member-owned, not-for-profit buying group for companies engaged in food and beverage production. By aggregating purchases of common supplies, QCS Purchasing provides members with access to high-quality goods and services at the lowest possible total cost. Established in 2005, the number of purchases QCS Purchasing manages has increased each year of its existence. More than 150 national supplier-partners provide solutions to a wide variety of categories.


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