2021

Milwaukee Magazine Readers’ Choice Award: Readers’ Choice Best Grocery Store 2021 & Readers’ Choice Best Home Goods Store Store 2021

Sendik’s has been voted a winner of Milwaukee Magazine’s Best of Milwaukee 2021! Sendik’s was named the Readers’ Choice Best Grocery Store and Readers’ Choice Best Home Goods Store in Milwaukee. This honor awarded based on votes from the citizens of Milwaukee.


2021

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Top Work Place (2012-2021)

Sendik’s Food Markets was named a Top Work Place in Southeastern Wisconsin for the eighth consecutive year. This is a special honor chosen solely from employee surveys. We thank our associates for providing our guests with the best grocery shopping experience, period.


2020

Milwaukee Magazine Readers’ Choice Award: Best Grocery Store 2020

Sendik’s has been voted a winner of Milwaukee Magazine’s Best of Cream City 2020! Sendik’s was named the Readers’ Choice #1 Grocery Store in Milwaukee. This honor awarded based on votes from the citizens of Milwaukee.


2020

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Top Work Place (2012-2020)

Sendik’s Food Markets was named a Top Work Place in Southeastern Wisconsin for the eighth consecutive year. This is a special honor chosen solely from employee surveys. We thank our associates for providing our guests with the best grocery shopping experience, period.


2019

Milwaukee Magazine Readers’ Choice Award: Best Grocery Store 2019

Sendik’s Food Markets was named a Best Grocery store by Milwaukee Magazine. This honor awarded based on votes from the citizens of Milwaukee.


2019

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Top Work Place (2012-2019)

Sendik’s Food Markets was named a Top Work Place in Southeastern Wisconsin for the eighth consecutive year. This is a special honor chosen solely from employee surveys. We thank our associates for providing our guests with the best grocery shopping experience, period.


2018

Milwaukee Magazine Readers’ Choice Award: Best Grocery Store and Best Place to Buy a Gift 2018

Sendik’s Food Markets was named a Best Grocery Store and a Best Place to Buy a Gift by Milwaukee Magazine in 2018. These honors were awarded based on votes from the citizens of Milwaukee.


2018

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Top Work Place (2012-2019)

Sendik’s Food Markets was named a Top Work Place in Southeastern Wisconsin for the seventh consecutive year. This is a special honor chosen solely from employee surveys. We thank our associates for providing our guests with the best grocery shopping experience, period.


2018

MKE Lifestyle Readers’ Choice Award: Best Grocery Store 2018

Sendik’s Food Markets was named a Best Grocery Store by MKE Lifestyle in 2018.


2017

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Top Work Place (2012-2019)

Sendik’s Food Markets was named a Top Work Place in Southeastern Wisconsin for the sixth consecutive year. This is a special honor chosen solely from employee surveys. We thank our associates for providing our guests with the best grocery shopping experience, period.

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Above and Beyond Award

The Above and Beyond Award (Link opens in a new window) is presented by ESGR State Committees to recognize employers at the local level who have gone above and beyond the legal requirements of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act by providing their Guard and Reserve employees additional, non-mandated benefits such as differential or full pay to offset lost wages, extended health benefits and other similar benefits.

ABCD: After Breast Cancer Diagnosis Power of One-to-One Award

The Power of One-to-One Award honors those whose long-time commitment has helped expand the reach of ABCD’s personalized approach to survivor support. Since 2005, Sendik’s has provided ABCD more than a half million dollars in support, engaged tens of thousands of customers in learning about its mission and featured ABCD annually as a charity partner.

Milwaukee Business Journal HR Award

Sendik’s was recognized for outstanding human resources achievements including staffing, training, employee benefits, retirement planning and more.

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Mayor’s Design Award

The Milwaukee Mayor’s Design Awards praises projects for their visual and financial investment in the city. Sendik’s new Home Office was honored for design excellence and maximization of natural light.


2016

Milwaukee Business Journal Executives of the Year

Sendik’s family co-owners Ted Balistreri, Nick Balistreri, Patrick Balistreri and Margaret Harris were recognized for their roles in continuing economic development in southeastern Wisconsin.

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Milwaukee County Zoo Loxodonta Africana Award

This award goes to a corporation or foundation that has shown extraordinary support of the Zoological Society and the Zoo through sponsorships and/or grants.


2015

Distinguished Commitment to Organics Diversion Award

Sendik’s was recognized by WasteCap Resource Solution for its installation of the Grind2Energy System.

BizTimes Media LLC’s Nonprofit Excellence Award for 2015 Corporate Citizen of the Year, Finalist

Sendik’s was named a finalist in the Corporate Citizen of the Year category, which recognizes the charitable and volunteer activities of for-profit companies working to make a difference in Wisconsin.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Top Choice Award Winner

Voted by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Readers as the Top Choice Winner in the Grocery Store Category.

Top Work Places Benefits Award Winner

In recognition as a 2015 Top Workplace, Sendik’s Food Markets received a special award for our generous benefits package.

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Finalist, Midwest Finalist

This awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

UW-Milwaukee Community Partnership Award

In recognition of its Sendik’s Nutritional Sciences Scholarship, software donation and in-kind food donations, Sendik’s was awarded the UW-Milwaukee College of Health Sciences Community Partnership Award in May of 2015.

Milwaukee Business Journal Women of Influence Award

Sendik’s family co-owner, Margaret Harris, was named a 2015 Women of Influence Award Winner in the Family Business category by the Milwaukee Business Journal.

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Progressive Grocer Award for Outstanding Independent in Produce

Sendik’s was recognized as a 2015 Outstanding Independent in Produce by Progressive Grocer at the 2015 National Grocers Association Show.


2014

Concordia University Ethical Business Leadership

Sendik’s was awarded Concordia University’s their Ethical Business Leadership Award in 2014.


2013

Milwaukee Disabled American Veterans Chapter 14 – Recognition Award

This recognition is a thank you to those organizations that support the mission to fulfill our promises to the men and women who served.

Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer – Don Contardi Commitment Award

In appreciation of its support and commitment to helping children with cancer and blood disorders, the MACC Fund presented the Don Contardi Commitment award to Sendik’s. In it’s first six years supporting the MACC Fund, Sendik’s customers have raised more than $600,000 for this local charity.


2012

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin – Hunger’s Hope Award

For the second time in four years, Sendik’s was recognized with Hunger’s Hope Award in appreciation of outstanding contributions and generous support of hunger relief. In 2013, total donations from Sendik’s customers topped the 1,000,000-meal mark.

BizTimes Milwaukee – Regional Spirit Award

Sendik’s was awarded the Regional Spirit Award by BizTimes Milwaukee for the impact the company is having on the greater Milwaukee area. This distinction was part of the publication’s IQ and Bravo! Entrepreneur awards that recognized business innovators.

Milwaukee Public Schools – Excellence in Education Award

The Milwaukee Board of School Directors monthly recognizes an outstanding school, student, staff member, parent, or community member for a display of excellence, achievement, and innovation. Sendik’s received this award for its multi-year support of the Backpack Buddies program, which aims to break the cycle of poverty by providing at-risk children with a backpack filled with school supplies.

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Wisconsin Grocer’s Association – Community Service Award

This award honors grocers at all levels of the business who play an outstanding role in the betterment of their community. In 2012 alone, Sendik’s and its customers donated more than $300,000 to four quarterly charity partners, in addition to supporting more than 150 local organizations with financial and in-kind donations.


2009

Association of Fundraising Professionals – Wisconsin Organizational Philanthropy Award

The AFP Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter annually recognizes a corporation, foundation or organization for an outstanding record of philanthropic leadership in Southeastern Wisconsin. Sendik’s accepted this award for demonstrating a leadership role in promoting philanthropy in the region.

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Wisconsin Grocer’s Association – Grocer of the Year Award

For its operation excellence, Sendik’s Food Markets was recognized as the Grocer of the Year in 2009.