Sysco Corporation Announces 2012 Top Suppliers
Posted on June 18, 2012 at 11:14 AM EDT
Supplier Excellence, Heritage Awards Highlight Suppliers That Exceed Standards; Sustainability Excellence Award to be Added to 2013 Program
HOUSTON, June 18, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY), North America's leading foodservice distribution company, recently honored its suppliers that met or exceeded the company's exacting standards as part of the 2012 Sysco Supplier Excellence Awards program.
The awards, presented at an industry dinner in Houston, recognized the commitment, support and partnership of suppliers that continue to help Sysco achieve its vision to become its customers' most valued and trusted business partner. Previously called the Top 100 Supplier Recognition, Sysco changed the name of its program in 2011 to recognize suppliers by category and by areas of accomplishment. This marks the 18th year that Sysco has recognized top suppliers.
Dean Foods Morningstar was selected as Sysco's top Gold Supplier for 2012. Additionally, Best Maid Cookie Company, Kings Cheesecake and Sir Aubrey White Lion Tea Company were the winners of Sysco's Ninth Annual Heritage Awards, which go to Sysco's top women- and minority-owned suppliers. [See complete list of 2012 winners below.]
Recipients of 2012 Sysco Supplier Excellence Awards were chosen from more than 2,000 eligible suppliers worldwide. Winners were selected based on key business performance measurements as prescribed by Sysco's U.S.-based distribution companies and Sysco's corporate merchandising, sourcing, quality assurance, and supply chain departments.
Additionally, in keeping with the company's commitment to sustainability and in recognition of its importance to Sysco, the industry and the world, Sysco announced that it has established a Sustainability Excellence Award for the 2013 program. The award will recognize suppliers that demonstrate a commitment to measurable sustainability practices.
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. The company operates 177 distribution facilities serving approximately 400,000 customers. For the fiscal year 2011 that ended July 2, 2011 the company generated record sales of more than $39 billion. For more information about Sysco visit the company's Internet home page at www.sysco.com and for investor relations news follow us at www.twitter.com/SyscoStock.
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CONTACT: Charley Wilson Vice President, Corporate Communications T 281-584-2423
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