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.


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.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Top Work Place (2012-2016)

Sendik’s Food Markets was named a Top Work Place in Southeastern Wisconsin for the fifth 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.


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.


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.


Concordia University Ethical Business Leadership

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.