McCain Foodservice is Sysco’s Supplier of the Year
Sysco Corporation has named McCain Foodservice as its Supplier of the Year for achieving “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 fulfilling the same criteria, as well as providing extraordinary support through its Sysco-dedicated team.
The announcements were made on October 30 at the Houston, Texas-headquartered global foodservice company’s annual Supplier Excellence Awards event.
“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.”
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.
In addition to being feted as Supplier of the Year, McCain Foodservice was honored as a Gold Supplier in the categories of Frozen Fruits, Vegetables & Potatoes, and Bakery & Convenience. Tyson Foods got the gold in the Poultry category, and Paul Piazza & Son, Inc. was golden in the Seafood category.
Among Silver Supplier Award winners were National Frozen Foods Corporation for Frozen Fruits, Vegetables & Potatoes, Alpha Baking Company in the Bakery & Convenience category, Mountaire Farms Inc. in the poultry sector, and Devi Seafoods in the seafood category.
Sysco sells, markets and distributes food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other operations that 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, it generated sales of more than $55 billion.