ESSEX JCT, VT – The team from Baker Distributing bested over 130 exhibitors to take “Exhibitor of the Year” honors at the annual convention and expo for the Vermont Food Industry, which was sponsored by the Vermont Grocers’ Association. The award is based on overall attractiveness, creativity and presentation of the exhibit booth as judged by the retail and restaurant attendees of the show. Baker’s highlighted their product line and tied in a couple of new Harley Custom Bikes in their expanded presentation. Baker Distributing, with facilities in Colchester and Rutland, VT, is a full service beverage wholesaler to stores throughout the state. The exposition attracted over 1,200 members of Vermont’s food industry and is the largest show of its kind in the state. Exhibitors included beverage companies, Vermont specialty food producers, wholesalers, dairies, deli purveyors and more. The Vermont Grocers’ Association is a statewide organization representing approximately 680 stores and 250 suppliers to the industry. The presentation took place at the association’s annual convention at the Miller Expo Centre at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Jct. on September 27, 2008.