Global foodservice distributor Sysco Corporation announced the winners of its 2018 Supplier Excellence Awards, including the coveted award for the Supplier of the Year. Sysco’s awards celebrated and recognized its customers’ most valued and trusted business partners’ commitment and support, and this year, General Mills Foodservice walked away with the highest honor of Supplier of the Year.
“Our customers are at the center of all that we do, so it’s important that we partner with suppliers and brokers who can help us improve our customers’ overall experience,” said Brian Todd, Sysco’s Senior Vice President of Merchandising, in a press release. “It’s equally important for us to recognize them for all the hard work and dedication they put forth to help us make our customers successful.”
According to that press release, award recipients were selected based on sales growth and support, operational excellence, and other key business performance metrics laid out by Sysco’s merchandising, quality assurance, and supply chain departments.
Winners in the deli, dairy, bakery, and specialty foods category included:
Gold Supplier Award Winner
Silver Supplier Award Winner
Bronze Supplier Award Winners
Additionally, Sysco’s Cutting Edge Solutions award went to plant-based meat substitute maker Beyond Meat—a company that made headlines, recently, for reportedly pursuing an IPO.
For a complete list of winners, read Sysco’s press release here.
Congratulations, from the Deli Market News team, to the much deserving winners. We'll continue to keep our readers apprised of the latest wins on the deli, dairy, bakery, and specialty foods side of the food industry.