HOUSTON, Oct. 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY), the leading global foodservice distribution company, is honoring supplier partners at its annual Supplier Excellence Awards event, a program that recognizes the commitment, support and partnership of suppliers who best deliver Sysco’s vision of being our customers’ most valued and trusted business partner.
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.
“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.”
McCain Foodservice was honored as Supplier of the Year for 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 high-level performance in the areas of case growth, as well as the overall high-level support of Sysco operating companies through its Sysco-dedicated team.
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. 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, the company generated sales of more than $55 billion.