🎄 BBI Festive Zoom Holiday Bash!

Our 3rd Annual Ugly Sweater Contest and final Q4 company-wide Zoom took place on December 14, 2023.

Our Annual Ugly Sweater Contest and final Q4 company-wide Zoom call was nothing short of holly and jolly! Together, we strolled down memory lane, reminiscing about the highlights that made this year remarkable.

Thank you for being an integral part of our story. Your trust is the driving force behind our ability to dream bigger and achieve the extraordinary. As we celebrated our achievements and shared laughs during the Ugly Sweater Contest, it became clear that the bond within BBI is stronger than ever.

As we bid farewell to this year, we extend our warmest wishes for joy, prosperity, and a new year filled with endless possibilities.

Your support and dedication have been the bedrock of our success, and we're excited to embark on another journey together.

Check out below the highlights of the team coming together for some festive fun!

BBI 2023 Holiday video!

BBI's 2023 Highlights

BBI Investments

  • We acquired PROMARK, and 40 associates were added to the BBI team
  • C-Store and Grocery territory expansion: Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas
  • Investments in sales, analytics, trade management, and retail across the new and existing territories

Technology Update

  • Upgraded IT: Invested in support, software, and hardware and boosted efficiencies
  • 24/7 IT Support: a dedicated team of specialists with year-round availability
  • Invested in Cyber Security: antivirus, backups, MFA, and employee training

Grocery Update

  • Dustin Adams was re-elected as a Board Member for the prestigious Grocery Manufacturers Representatives (GMR) for the second consecutive year
  • Membership of 800 industry professionals
  • Hub for fostering interaction, development, and collaboration within the grocery sector
  • Closely tied to the CPG community, providing crucial insights into the industry's growth
  • GMR Supplier Event with 200+ Publix attendees strengthens connections with BBI
  • Supports the local community and created a disaster relief fund

C-Store Update

  • Hosted the 8th Annual Southeast C-Store Team Meeting at the Virginia office with 40 manufacturers and 21 BBI associates in attendance
  • Presented the Account Executive Awards: Account Executive of the Year: Teresa McDowell, Account Executive Most Improved: Steve Cohan, Account Executive Thinking Outside the Box: Julie Wallace
  • Customer Service Diamond Award Recipients: Krista Harper, Dawn Brown, Nikki Barden
  • These award winners exemplify BBI's commitment to excellence and innovation

Unattended Retail Update

  • 5,800+ Unattended Retail Operators

Special Markets Update

  • 100K total retail outlets we serve

Value Update

  • 34,000 total value stores we serve (Dollar Tree, Dollar General, and Family Dollar)

Trade Shows & Meetings

  • 115 total Trade shows covered
  • 16 Team Meetings
  • 300 ECRM meetings

Team Updates

  • 25 new hires
  • 10 promotions
  • 2 marriages
  • 4 pregnancies
  • 2 graduations
  • 4 puppies and 1 cow
  • 2 new homes

Philanthropy Update

Habitat for Humanity Broward:

  • 24 Lifetime Family Home Sponsorships and the Bob & Sherry Taylor Park
  • Broke ground on three new homes for Habitat families
  • Contribution gift to create BBI Village
  • BBI Village breaks ground, signaling the start of a 20-townhome community
  • Supported CEO Build for the fourth straight year
  • In-kind sponsorship of Collegiate Challenge
  • 80 individuals have been given a safe, decent place to live in completed homes to date
  • Beloved Community Mural gives homeowners a voice and attracts hundreds of customers to Habitat's ReStore
  • Pat Grant's family becomes a Family Home Sponsor
  • For GivingTuesday, BBI announced sponsoring 2 additional homes at BBI Village

Sheridan House:

  • Generated $229,000 in Key Largo Fishing Tournament
  • 14 single moms and 22 children living in the single moms' village
  • Over 220 single mothers and their children in our single moms' ministry
  • 20 families participating in the homes for middle school-aged boys


  • Donated 6 portable showers.
  • Thanksgiving service and 500 goodie bags

Back on My Feet:

  • Welcomed 60 new members
  • 44 members secured meaningful employment

2023 Holiday Zoom Call Highlights

Mishell Arcos  | Marketing Manager | "The Florida Flamingo Sensation"
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