Sysco Corporation Honors 2017 Top Suppliers

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

October 30, 2017 17:00 ET | Source: Sysco Corporation

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 & Convenience McCain Foodservice
Beef & Pork Cargill
Beverage Lyons Magnus
Canned Foods Lakeside Foods, Inc.
Dairy Michael Foods, Inc.
Foodservice Supplies Handgards Inc.
Frozen Fruits, Vegetables & Potatoes McCain Foodservice
Grocery & Commodities Sovena USA
Poultry Tyson Foods, Inc.
Produce Church Brothers Farms
Seafood Paul 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 & Convenience Alpha Baking Company
Beef & Pork Fresh Mark Inc.
Tyson Fresh Meats Team
Beverage Red Bull North America
Canned Foods Neil Jones Food Company
Dairy Emmi Roth
Foodservice Supplies Inno-Pak LLC
Frozen Fruits, Vegetables & Potatoes National Frozen Foods Corporation
Grocery & Commodities Cargill
Poultry Mountaire Farms Inc.
Produce Mann Packing Company, Inc.
Seafood Devi Seafoods

Bronze Supplier Award recipients:

Product Category: Company:
Bakery & Convenience Best Maid Cookie Company (a division of Rise Baking Company)
Carlas Pasta, Inc.
C.H. Guenther & Son, Inc.
Flowers Bakeries Foodservice
Sweet Street
Beef & Pork American Foods Group
Johnsonville, LLC
Lower Family Foods
Nathan’s Famous
National Deli
Smithfield Foods
Beverage Kerry Foodservice
PepsiCo Away from Home
S&D Coffee & Tea
Canned Foods Teasdale Latin Foods
Seneca Foods Corporation
Agro Sevilla
Dairy Cheese Merchants
Leprino Foods Company
Pacific Cheese Company
Schreiber Foods
Foodservice Supplies Duro Bag, a Novolex Brand
Cascades PRO
Frozen Fruits, Vegetables & Potatoes Bonduelle
Expor San Antonio
J.R. Simplot
Jasper Wyman & Son
Seneca Foods Corporation
Grocery & Commodities General Mills Foodservice
McCormick & Company
PepsiCo Away from Home
Stratas Foods
TreeHouse Foods, Inc.
Poultry Butterball Foodservice
George’s Inc.
Koch Foods
Mar-Jac Poultry Inc.
Sanderson Farms, Inc.
Produce D’Arrigo Bros. Co., of California
River Fresh Farms
Tanimura & Antle
Seafood Downeast / 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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Gordon Food Service Celebrates Supplier Partners with the 2017 Vendor Involvement Process (VIP) Awards

Gordon Food Service Celebrates Supplier Partners with the 2017 North American Vendor Involvement Process (VIP) Awards

Press Release 10/03/2017

Gordon Food Service, North America’s largest privately held, family managed broadline foodservice distribution company, today celebrated its supplier partners with the 2017 Vendor Involvement Process (VIP) awards. The 120 year-old, multibillion dollar distributor relies on a network of 3,500 vendors, coupled with precision logistics, to service more than 100,000 restaurant, hospitality, healthcare and education customers, as well as millions of consumers, in the U.S. and across Canada. The VIP Awards are comprised of five distinct categories of recognition, honoring supplier partners for excellence in continuous improvement, service and strategic alignment, supply chain and customer relationship metrics, vision and branding, and commitment to inclusiveness and diversity.

“Our supplier partners are an essential ingredient in delivering excellent service to our customers,” said Mark Eriks, Chief Supply Chain Officer. “The VIP awards program is an opportunity to come together to recognize and celebrate our vendors’ contributions and the great advances they’re making in their own respective businesses. The VIP event highlights the relationships we’ve built and continue to grow, and the bright future we share, as we work together in setting the industry standard for customer service.”

North American Cornerstone Partner Awards:

  • American Roland
  • Aunt Millie’s Bakehouse
  • Azteca Foods
  • Berry Global US
  • Burnbrae Farms
  • Caito Foods
  • Carla’s Pasta
  • Essity
  • Evergreen Herbs
  • FGF Brands
  • Farmland Foods
  • HFA, Inc.
  • Hallmark Poultry
  • JBS Pork
  • Lassonde Beverages
  • Lynch Foods
  • Masters Gallery
  • Michigan Turkey Producers
  • Ray & Mascari, Inc.
  • Sandridge Food Corporation
  • Sterno
  • Tampa Maid Foods, Inc.
  • U.S. Chemical Corporation

North American VIP Partner Award Winners:

  • 511 Foodservice
  • Arla Foods
  • Arvco Corp
  • BC Fresh
  • B&G Foods, Inc.
  • Bäckerhaus Veit
  • Berry Global Canada
  • Bob Evans Foodservice
  • Cheese Merchants
  • Club Coffee
  • Cohn Produce
  • Cole’s Quality Foods, Inc.
  • Danone
  • Dart Canada, Inc.
  • Dianne’s Fine Desserts
  • Diversey
  • English Bay Batter
  • Export Packers
  • Florida’s Natural
  • Food Handler
  • Fresh Mark
  • Highline Mushrooms
  • Inovata Foods
  • Knouse Foods
  • Lakeside Foods
  • Leprino Foods
  • Maple Leaf Foodservice
  • Mar-Jac Poultry
  • McCormick Canada
  • Monin
  • Nestle USA – Minor’s
  • Olymel
  • Olympia Foods Industries
  • Producers Rice Mill
  • Request Foods, Inc.
  • Savencia Cheese U.S.A.
  • Sweet Street Desserts
  • Tip Top Poultry, Inc.
  • Unilever
  • Viau Foods
  • WNA

Co-Creation of Value Award Winner:

  • Cargill

North America Brand Partner Award Winner:

  • E.D. Smith Foods

Diversity Supplier Award Winners:

  • FGF Brands, Inc.
  • McCormick Canada

About Gordon Food Service

Since 1897, we have delivered uncompromising quality and heartfelt service for our customers. We began as a simple butter-and-egg delivery service, and have grown to become the largest family business in the foodservice industry by upholding the same approach for more than 120 years—remaining passionately committed to the people we serve. Today, we serve foodservice operators in the Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, and Southwest regions of the United States and coast-to-coast in Canada. We also operate more than 170 Gordon Food Service Store® locations in the U.S., which are open to the public and provide restaurant-quality products and friendly, knowledgeable service without a membership fee. By partnering with organizations from across industries—healthcare to education, independent and chain restaurants, and event planners—we help our customers create food experiences that people choose, enjoy, and remember.