Foodservice distributor Sysco has released the list of winners of its annual Supplier Excellence Awards, with McCormick US named Flavor Solutions Supplier of the Year.

The awards recognize the commitment, support and partnership of suppliers who best deliver Sysco’s vision of being their 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 its 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.

Gold Supplier Award recipients:

Product Category: Company:
Bakery Dianne’s Fine Desserts
Beef & Pork JBS Pork
Beverage PepsiCo Foodservice
Convenience & Potatoes JR Simplot Company
Dairy Michael Foods
Foodservice Supplies Handgards
Frozen / Canned Fruits & Vegetables Pacific Coast Producers
Grocery & Commodities McCormick US Branded Flavor Solutions
Poultry Sanderson Farms, Inc
Produce Taylor Farms
Seafood Devi Seafoods
SuppliesOnTheFly CFS Brands

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
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