Whole Foods Market Names Supplier Award Winners
AUSTIN, TX - The collaboration between a buyer and a supplier is pure poetry. With its retail legacy carrying on rhythmically, Whole Foods Market has tipped its hat to those suppliers that make its success possible. The grocer recently announced the winners of its ninth-annual Supplier Awards, and we were thrilled to see a few of our produce friends on the list.
“It is Whole Foods Market’s honor to celebrate our suppliers who have demonstrated fantastic cooperation, resilience, creativity, and commitment to quality, rising to excellence in a year unlike any other,” said Sonya Gafsi Oblisk, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at Whole Foods Market. “This year, we are proud to add the Regenerative Agriculture Commitment award to congratulate suppliers that are making strides to improve farming practices.”
The Special Recognition award is given to suppliers that go above and beyond in helping Whole Foods grow and drive business as well as inspire and delight customers, a press release explained. This year, one of its distinguished global winners was none other than Mastronardi Produce.
Another of its highly coveted awards, Whole Foods also highlights key suppliers who support and share its business initiatives and win-win-win outcomes by awarding them with the Service and Partnership recognition. This year, Taylor Farms was a global winner.
With quality and innovation at the center of its business, Whole Foods also recognized suppliers that help the company advance its standards and take an actionable part in moving the industry forward. These suppliers were recognized with the Raising the Bar for Quality awards for displaying innovative manufacturing or agricultural techniques, and Sun Pacific came out as our fresh produce rep in this space.
To see all of the suppliers that nabbed the spotlight this year, please click here. And, as our industry continues to impress, keep coming back to ANUK.