HOUSTON — Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY), the leading global foodservice distribution company, is honoring supplier partners at its annual Supplier Excellence Awards event, a program that recognizes the commitment, support and partnership of suppliers who best deliver Sysco’s vision of being our customers’ most valued and trusted business partner.
The 2019 award recipients were selected based on sales growth, leadership, innovation, operational excellence and other key business performance criteria.
“Sysco has a long-standing tradition of recognizing our top suppliers for their commitment to helping us deliver great products to our customers with exceptional service,” said Brian Todd, Sysco’s senior vice president of merchandising and marketing. “We keep the customer at the center of everything we do and work hard with our supplier partners to improve the overall customer experience.”
McCormick US Branded Flavor Solutions was honored as Supplier of the Year for the highest level of performance in areas such as sales growth, innovation, service level and overall support of Sysco and its customers.
The Core Group was awarded Broker of the Year for high-level performance in the areas of case growth, as well as the overall high-level support of Sysco operating companies and customers through its Sysco-dedicated team.
The complete list of 2019 Top Supplier Awards (not in ranked order):
Gold Supplier Award recipients:
|Bakery||Dianne’s Fine Desserts|
|Beef & Pork||JBS Pork|
|Convenience & Potatoes||JR Simplot Company|
|Frozen / Canned Fruits & Vegetables||Pacific Coast Producers|
|Grocery & Commodities||McCormick US Branded Flavor Solutions|
|Poultry||Sanderson Farms, Inc|
Additionally, several Gold-level specialty category award winners were named, including:
• Supply Chain Partner Award – Alpha Baking Company
• CSR Partner Award – FreshFry LLC
• Cutting Edge Solution Award for Innovation – Oggi Foods Inc.
• Emerging Supplier Award – Red Bull North America, Inc.
• Heritage Award for Diversity – Sweet Street
• Other Heritage Award winners include:
- Silver Heritage Award for Diversity – The Fishin’ Company
- Bronze Heritage Award for Diversity – Yangs 5th Taste
Silver Supplier Award recipients:
|Bakery||C.H. Guenther & Son|
|Beef & Pork||Cargill|
|Beverage||Red Bull North America, Inc.|
|Convenience & Potatoes||McCain Foods USA|
|Dairy||Leprino Foods Company|
|Frozen / Canned Fruits & Vegetables||National Frozen Foods Corporation|
|Grocery & Commodities||General Mills Convenience and Foodservice|
|Produce||Church Brothers Farms|
|Seafood||King & Prince Seafood Corp.|
Bronze Supplier Award recipients:
Southern Bakeries, LLC
Vie de France Yamazaki, Inc
FGF Brands Inc
Alpha Baking Company, Inc.
|Beef & Pork||Lower Family Foods|
Clemens Food Group
Hormel Foods Sales, LLC
American Foods Group
Tyson Fresh Meats
|Beverage||Monin Gourmet Flavorings|
Bigelow Tea Company
S&D Coffee & Tea
|Convenience & Potatoes||Rich Products Corporation|
JTM Food Group
Ajinomoto Foods North America
MilMar Food Group
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc.
Eggs America, Inc.
Schreiber Foods, Inc
|Foodservice Supplies||Inno-Pak LLC|
Heritage Bag A Novolex Brand
GP PRO a division of Georgia-Pacific LLC.
|Frozen / Canned Fruits & Vegetables||John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc.|
CN FROZEN FOODS, LLC.
Agro Sevilla – U.S.A., Inc.
|Grocery & Commodities||Bunge Loders Croklaan|
Ken’s Foods, Inc.
|Poultry||Renaissance Man Food Services|
Mountaire Farms Inc.
|Seafood||Arista Industries, Inc.|
Eastern Fisheries, Inc
F.W. Bryce, Inc.
Tampa Maid Foods, LLC
|SuppliesOnTheFly||Manitowoc Ice, a Welbilt Brand|
GP PRO a division of Georgia-Pacific LLC.
Frieda’s Specialty Produce
Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Its family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the foodservice and hospitality industries. With more than 69,000 associates, the company operates more than 320 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 650,000 customer locations. For fiscal 2019 that ended June 29, 2019, the company generated sales of more than $60 billion. Information about our CSR program, including Sysco’s 2019 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, can be found at www.sysco.com/csr2019report.
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