Accolades & AchievementsAccolades & Achievements

  • AIB Superior RatingAIB Superior Rating
    AIB LogoIBI Data achieved an outstanding score of 950 out of a potential 1,000 points, among the highest possible, from AIB International. The AIB certifications are recognized by food companies as a measure of world-class food safety programs. Last year, IBI Data became a member of an elite group of facilities that received the Superior rating for three consecutive years.
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  • 2013 Best Places to Work Award2013 Best Places to Work Award
    best place to work award We are pleased to announce that IBI Data of Brownsdale, MN was recognized as a “2013 Best Place to Work in Southeast Minnesota” sponsored by the SE MN Workforce Investment Board.
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  • 2013 Best 100 Companies To Work For In Minnesota2013 Best 100 Companies To Work For In Minnesota
    best place to work award For the second consecutive year, IBI Data was recognized as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Minnesota Business Magazine. The award recognizes IBI Data as a business that makes an impact and sets the standard of excellence for others to follow in the state of Minnesota.
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  • PPAI Gold Pyramid AwardPPAI Gold Pyramid Award
    ppai award Received Golden Pyramid Award in the business to business category for best promotion for developing and executing the General Mills Colombo brand foodservice promotion.
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  • 2012 Jade Team: Relay for Life2012 Jade Team: Relay for Life
    In 2012, our twelfth year of helping the fight against cancer, our IBI Data team was once again recognized as the top fund raising team in the Mower County Relay for Life. We’re very thankful for the chance to do our part in the fight against this devastating disease.
  • Helping Feed America For Over 20 YearsHelping Feed America For Over 20 Years
    Channel One Foodbank Over the past 10 years alone IBI has donated over 130,000 pounds of food to the Channel One Regional Food Bank plus many thousands more pounds to the local Salvation Army food shelf! We work closely with many caring food manufacturers and their products so the issue of hunger in America is especially close to our hearts.
  • Mower Refreshed Mower Refreshed
    Mower Refreshed For their efforts toward a healthier lifestyle, IBI Data was spotlighted in the January 2012 issue of Mower Refreshed detailing the steps they take to promote wellness. Mower Refreshed is a county wide movement that inspires and ignites individuals and groups to promote health not healthcare.
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  • 2010 Best Places to Work Award2010 Best Places to Work Award
    best place to work award For the second year in a row, IBI Data received a Best Places to Work Award from Workforce Development Inc. The program recognizes some of the best places to work in an eleven county area.
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  • 2009 Best Places to Work Award2009 Best Places to Work Award
    IBI Data received a Best Places to Work Award in Southeast Minnesota by a study commissioned by Workforce Development Inc. The program recognizes some of the best employers in our local area.
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  • WBENC CertifiedWBENC Certified
    WBENC Since it’s inception in 1986, IBI Data has been owned by Katherine Harte. As of 2009, we completed the certification process and IBI Data is now certified as a women’s business enterprise through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the US. We recognize the commitment to supplier diversity that is embraced by corporations today and we add diversity to our clients' vendors.
  • Employer of Choice AwardEmployer of Choice Award
    Best Retention Program – IBI Data provides incentives including flexible scheduling, family-friendly policies, motivational and empowering work programs and employee-led improvements that help grow our employees personally and professionally.
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  • 2010 Woman Business Owner of the Year2010 Woman Business Owner of the Year
    The National Association of Women Business Owners chapter in Minnesota chose to recognize Katherine Harte for her entrepreneurial vision and leadership. She has built her company from the ground up and the company continues to grow with the next generation of management. Her innovative spirit and ability to respond to challenges have served her well and has provided inspiration to her fellow NAWBO members. Katherine shares this wonderful award with the great teams at IBI Data and the Ryan Group.
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Excellence. Powered By Our People.Excellence. Powered By Our People.

A company is only as great as those who create and sustain it. IBI Data is located in Brownsdale Minnesota in a 123,000 sq. ft. facility where our exemplary employees, averaging over 10 years with us, lend their collective expertise to support our 40 + blue-chip client portfolio. The Ryan Group, the sales and marketing arm of IBI Data, is made up of knowledgeable professionals averaging over 16 years of industry experience. Located throughout the country, they are ready to help you develop and analyze your next go-to-market initiative.

Everyday, over 200 on-going foodservice sales and marketing programs are executed that cover an impressive array of strategic initiatives — from web based marketing activities to complex integrated foodservice programs — that uniquely combine direct mail, sample shipments, broker SPIFFS and telesales follow-up.

"We continue to be impressed with the “can-do” attitude on each initiative we partner on with The Ryan Group. " -Smithfield Foodservice
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