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Sysco Names Mann Packing, Tanimura & Antle, Potandon Produce, Church Brothers Farms, and More to 2016 Top Supplier List

Sysco Names Mann Packing, Tanimura & Antle, Potandon Produce, Church Brothers Farms, and More to 2016 Top Supplier List

HOUSTON, TX – Foodservice giant Sysco has named its 2016 Sysco Supplier Excellence Awards, selecting several recognizable produce companies for some of its top spots. Just a few winners were picked from the more than 1,300 suppliers worldwide, and announced at the company’s annual industry dinner in Houston. 

So who walked away with the top spot? Sysco named foodservice company Michael Foods Inc. as its 2016 Supplier of the Year. The Minnetonka, Minnesota-based company is a provider of potatoes and eggs, among other foodservice solutions. 

Mann Packing was another of the produce industry’s big winners for the night. Not only did the Salinas, CA, company walk away with a Silver Supplier Award, but it also was selected for the Heritage Award for Diversity. The winner of this award is selected for meeting and exceeding Sysco’s expectations set forth for minority, women-owned, and diverse supplier partners.

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Other winners in Sysco’s produce category included the following companies:

Produce Gold Supplier Award recipients

  • The Garlic Company

Produce Bronze Supplier Award recipients

  • Tanimura & Antle
  • Potandon Produce
  • Church Brothers Farms

According to a press release, the awards are designed to recognize the commitment, support, and partnership of suppliers by category and area of accomplishment. Sysco says winners were selected based on key business performance measures as prescribed by Sysco's U.S.-based distribution companies and the company’s corporate Merchandising, Quality Assurance, and Supply Chain departments.

To view the full list of winners, visit Sysco’s website here.


Companies in this Story

Church Brothers Farms

Church Brothers Farms is a vertically-integrated family owned and operated company that produces a full line of fresh...

Potandon Produce

Potandon Produce leads North America as a marketer with unmatched supplies and quality of fresh potatoes and onions. Our...

Tanimura & Antle

Founded in 1982, Tanimura & Antle is an industry-leading, grower-packer-shipper with a passionate commitment to growing...

Mann Packing

Mann’s is a leading provider of innovative, pre-washed and ready to use fresh veggies. We are one of the largest suppliers...


Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational...