Sysco Corporation has announced that Pactiv Corporation (Lake Forest IL) has been named as its 2008 Supplier of the Year. The award was presented at Syscoâ€™s first Super Regional Conference held in Houston TX recently. This is the 14th year that Sysco has annually recognized its top-performing suppliers. Pactivâ€”or its acquired subsidiariesâ€”has been named a Top 100 Sysco Supplier each year of the program. This marks the first year that Pactiv has been named as Syscoâ€™s number one Gold Supplier.
The remaining top Gold Suppliers are, in order: Conagra-Lamb Weston (Kennewick WA); McCormick & Company Inc. (Hunt Valley MD); Pilgrimâ€™s Pride (Pittsburg TX); Dean Foods-Morningstar (Dallas TX); Sara Lee Foodservice (Downers Grove IL); Heritage Bag Company (Carrolton TX); Advanced Food Company (Oklahoma City OK); Heinz North America (Pittsburgh PA); and Perdue Inc. (Salisbury MD).
The 2008 Supplier Recognition recipients were selected from more than 2,000 eligible suppliers around the world. All finalistsâ€”the "Top 100"â€”were selected based on key business performance metrics with critical evaluation by Syscoâ€™s U.S. broadline distribution companies, as well as its corporate Merchandising, Sourcing, Quality Assurance, and Supply Chain Services departments.