Sysco Corporation Honors 2017 Top Suppliers and Names McCain Foodservice Supplier of the Year

Houston, Texas, UNITED STATES

HOUSTON, Oct. 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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 2017 award recipients were selected based on sales growth, operational excellence and other key business performance metrics as prescribed by the company’s corporate Merchandising, Quality Assurance and Supply Chain departments.

“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. “We keep the customer at the center of everything we do and work hard to improve the overall customer experience.”

McCain Foodservice was honored as Supplier of the Year for the highest level of performance in areas such as sales growth, profitability and overall support of Sysco and its customers.

Waypoint 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 through its Sysco-dedicated team.

The complete list of 2017 Top Supplier Awards (not in ranked order):

Gold Supplier Award recipients:

Product Category:Company:
Bakery & ConvenienceMcCain Foodservice
Beef & PorkCargill
BeverageLyons Magnus
Canned FoodsLakeside Foods, Inc.
DairyMichael Foods, Inc.
Foodservice SuppliesHandgards Inc.
Frozen Fruits, Vegetables & PotatoesMcCain Foodservice
Grocery & CommoditiesSovena USA
PoultryTyson Foods, Inc.
ProduceChurch Brothers Farms
SeafoodPaul Piazza & Son, Inc.

Additionally, several Gold-level specialty category winners were named, including:

  • Supply Chain Partner Award – Sovena USA, for collaborating with Sysco to improve Sysco’s end-to-end supply chain, including inbound purchase order fill rates, market freight rates, pick-up allowances and availability, and overall support and participation in Sysco Supply Chain initiatives;
  • Sustainability Partner Award – Perdue Foods, for emphasizing the importance of a responsible supply chain to enhance Sysco’s corporate social responsibility goals;
  • Cutting Edge Solution Award for Innovation – Love Beets, for creating a unique, differentiated and exclusive product solution for Sysco customers;
  • Emerging Supplier Award – GP PRO, for clear commitment to sales growth and developing strong relationships with Sysco associates and customers;
  • Heritage Award for Diversity – County Fair Food Products, for meeting and exceeding Sysco’s expectations set forth for minority, women-owned and diverse supplier partners;
  • Other Heritage Award winners include:
    • Silver Heritage Award for Diversity – The Fishin’ Company
    • Bronze Heritage Award for Diversity – Badia Spices, Inc.

Silver Supplier Award recipients:

Product Category:Company:
Bakery & ConvenienceAlpha Baking Company
Beef & PorkFresh Mark Inc.
Tyson Fresh Meats Team
BeverageRed Bull North America
Canned FoodsNeil Jones Food Company
DairyEmmi Roth
Foodservice SuppliesInno-Pak LLC
Frozen Fruits, Vegetables & PotatoesNational Frozen Foods Corporation
Grocery & CommoditiesCargill
PoultryMountaire Farms Inc.
ProduceMann Packing Company, Inc.
SeafoodDevi Seafoods

Bronze Supplier Award recipients:

Product Category:Company:
Bakery & ConvenienceBest Maid Cookie Company (a division of Rise Baking Company)
Carlas Pasta, Inc.
C.H. Guenther & Son, Inc.
Flowers Bakeries Foodservice
Sweet Street
Beef & PorkAmerican Foods Group
Johnsonville, LLC
Lower Family Foods
Nathan’s Famous
National Deli
Smithfield Foods
BeverageKerry Foodservice
PepsiCo Away from Home
S&D Coffee & Tea
Canned FoodsTeasdale Latin Foods
Seneca Foods Corporation
Agro Sevilla
DairyCheese Merchants
Leprino Foods Company
Pacific Cheese Company
Schreiber Foods
Foodservice SuppliesDuro Bag, a Novolex Brand
Cascades PRO
Frozen Fruits, Vegetables & PotatoesBonduelle
Expor San Antonio
J.R. Simplot
Jasper Wyman & Son
Seneca Foods Corporation
Grocery & CommoditiesGeneral Mills Foodservice
McCormick & Company
PepsiCo Away from Home
Stratas Foods
TreeHouse Foods, Inc.
PoultryButterball Foodservice
George’s Inc.
Koch Foods
Mar-Jac Poultry Inc.
Sanderson Farms, Inc.
ProduceD’Arrigo Bros. Co., of California
River Fresh Farms
Tanimura & Antle
SeafoodDowneast / Cape Bald Packers Ltd.
F.W. Bryce, Inc.
King & Prince Seafood
Great American Seafood Import Co. Trident Seafoods

About Sysco

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 over 65,000 associates, the company operates approximately 300 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 500,000 customer locations. For fiscal 2017 that ended July 1, 2017, the company generated sales of more than $55 billion.

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