Foodservice giant Sysco has named its 2016 Sysco Supplier Excellence Awards, selecting several recognizable produce companies for some of its top spots. Just a few winners were picked from the more than 1,300 suppliers worldwide, and announced at the company’s annual industry dinner in Houston.
So who walked away with the top spot? Sysco named foodservice company Michael Foods Inc. as its 2016 Supplier of the Year. The Minnetonka, Minnesota-based company is a provider of eggs and potatoes, among other foodservice solutions.
And that was certainly not all. Among the many categories of levels and awards, the following were noted by Sysco as Gold Level specialty category winners:
Supply Chain Partner Award
Alpha Baking Company, Inc., of Chicago, Illinois, for collaborating 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.
Cutting Edge Solution Award for Innovation
National Frozen Foods Corporation of Seattle, Washington, for creating a unique, differentiated, and exclusive product solution for Sysco customers.
Emerging Supplier Award
Barfresh Food Group, Inc., of Beverly Hills, California, for clear commitment to sales growth and developing strong relationships with Sysco associates and customers.
Broker of the Year
KeyImpact Sales & Systems, Inc. of Odenton, Maryland, for high-level performance in the areas of case growth, target close rate, and overall support of Sysco operating companies and their Sysco-dedicated team. This is the first year Sysco has awarded the Broker of the Year award.
Other Gold Supplier Award recipients include:
The following were Silver Supplier Award recipients:
The following were Bronze Supplier Award recipients:
According to a press release, the awards are designed to recognize the commitment, support, and partnership of suppliers by category and area of accomplishment. Sysco says winners were selected based on key business performance measures as prescribed by Sysco's U.S.-based distribution companies and the company’s corporate Merchandising, Quality Assurance, and Supply Chain departments.
To view the full list of winners, visit Sysco’s website here.