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Pactiv Corporation Honored as Sysco's 2009 Supplier of the Year

HOUSTON (February 3, 2010 - GLOBE NEWSWIRE)—Sysco Corporation announced today that Pactiv Corporation has been named Sysco’s 2009 Supplier of the Year. The award was presented at Sysco’s Super Regional Conference held in Houston, Texas, January 19, 2010. This is the 15th year that Sysco has recognized its top performing suppliers. Pactiv, or its acquired subsidiaries, has been named a Top 100 Sysco supplier each year of the program. They are repeating their first place finish from last year.

In addition to Pactiv, the remaining Gold Suppliers include, in order: Conagra-Lamb Weston, McCormick & Company, McCain Foods USA, Sanderson Farms, Sara Lee Foodservice, Heritage Bag Company, Perdue Farms, Arista Industries, and Ventura Foods. The 2009 Supplier Recognition recipients were selected from over 2,000 eligible suppliers located across the world. The Top 100 were selected based on key business performance metrics with critical evaluation by Sysco’s U.S. broadline distribution companies and Sysco’s corporate merchandising, sourcing, quality assurance, and supply chain departments.

Also announced today are the winners of Sysco’s Sixth Annual Heritage Awards. The Heritage Awards are presented to Sysco’s top women and minority-owned businesses that supply food and food service supply products through Sysco. This year’s recipients include Gold Medalist Windsor Foods, Silver Medalist Carla’s Pasta, and Bronze Medalist Sweet Street Desserts.

About Sysco

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 186 distribution facilities serving approximately 400,000 customers. For the fiscal year 2009 that ended June 27, 2009, the company generated more than $36 billion in sales. For more information about Sysco visit the company’s Internet home page at www.sysco.com.

Gold Award Winners
1 Pactiv Corporation Lake Forest, IL
2 Lamb Weston Kennewick, WA
3 McCormick & Co., Inc. Hunt Valley, MD
4 McCain Foods USA Lisle, IL
5 Sanderson Farms Laurel, MS
6 Sara Lee Foodservice Downers Grove, IL
7 Heritage Bag Carrollton, TX
8 Perdue Farms Incorporated Salisbury, MD
9 Arista Industries, Inc. Wilton, CT
10 Ventura Foods, LLC Brea, CA
Silver Award Winners
11 Schreiber Foods, Inc. Green Bay, WI
12 Taylor Farms Salinas, CA
13 ECOLAB St. Paul, MN
14 General Mills Foodservice Minneapolis, MN
15 Devi Seafoods Inc. Visakhapatnam, India
16 Lyons Magnus Fresno, CA
17 Pilgrims Pride Corporation Pittsburg, TX
18 Dean Foods - Morningstar Dallas, TX
19 Campbell Soup Company Camden, NJ
20 AMPI New Ulm, MN
21 Tyson Foods Inc. Springdale, AR
22 Alpha Baking Company Chicago, IL
23 SCA Tissue North America LLC Neenah, WI
24 Kraft Foodservice Northfield, IL
25 Handgards El Paso, TX
26 Domino Brands Iselin, NJ
27 Knouse Foods, Inc. Peach Glen, PA
28 Sugardale Foods Canton, OH
29 Agro Sevilla - U.S.A., Inc. Herndon, VA
30 Otis Spunkmeyer San Leandro, CA
31 Libbey Foodservice Toledo, OH
32 Red Gold, LLC Orestes, IN
33 National Beef Kansas City, MO
34 Renaissance Man Food Services Savannah, GA
35 Trinidad Benham Corporation Denver, CO
36 Holten Meat Inc. Sauget, IL
37 Awrey Bakeries, LLC Livonia, MI
38 Wells' Dairy, Inc. Le Mars, IA
39 Dan's Prize Inc. Gainesville, GA
40 Advance Food Company Enid, OK
Bronze Award Winners
  American Italian Pasta Company Kansas City, MO
  Arthur Schuman, Inc. Fairfield, NJ
  Azar Nut Company El Paso, TX
  Bay Valley Foods Westchester, IL
  BelGioioso Cheese, Inc. Denmark, WI
  Best Maid Cookie Co. River Falls, WI
  Calumet Diversified Meats, Inc. Pleasant Prairie, WI
  Camerican International, Inc. Paramus, NJ
  Cargill Minneapolis, MN
  Carla's Pasta Inc. South Windsor, CT
  Case Farms Morganton, NC
  C.H. Guenther & Son, Inc. San Antonio, TX
  Clement Pappas Company Carney’s Point, NJ
  Continental Mills Seattle, WA
  Darigold, Inc. Seattle, WA
  Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. Monterey, CA
  Eggs America, Inc. Boise, ID
  Fishery Products International Danvers, MA
  Flowers Foods Thomasville, GA
  Gold Standard Baking, Inc. Chicago, IL
  Grecian Delight Food, Inc. Elk Grove Village, IL
  Heartland Catfish Itta Bena, MS
  Heinz North America Pittsburgh, PA
  Hoffmaster Group, Inc. Oshkosh, WI
  Hormel Foods Austin, MN
  Icelandic USA, Inc. Newport News, VA
  Indian Harvest Bemidji, MN
  International Pacific Seafoods, Inc. Fullerton, CA
  J&J Produce Inc. Loxahatchee, FL
  The J.M. Smucker Company Orrville, OH
  J.R. Simplot Company Boise, ID
  Kellogg's Battlecreek, MI
  Kerry Food and Beverage Beloit, WI
  Lakeside Foods Manitowoc, WI
  Lower Foods, Inc. Richmond, UT
  MANN PACKING Salinas, CA
  Marcho Farms, Inc. Harleysville, PA
  Mar-Jac Poultry, Inc. Gainesville, GA
  Mission Foods Irving, TX
  National Frozen Foods Corporation Seattle, WA
  National Deli Corporation Miami, FL
  Neil Jones Food Company Vancouver, WA
  Pacific Cheese Company Hayward, CA
  Pacific Coast Producers Lodi, CA
  PanaPesca USA Corporation Pembroke, MA
  Ralcorp Frozen Bakery Products St. Louis, MO
  Rich Products Corporation Buffalo, NY
  Rotella's Italian Bakery, Inc. LaVista, NE
  Roth Kase USA Ltd Monroe, WI
  Saputo Cheese USA, Inc. Lincolnshire, IL
  Signature Breads, Inc. Chelsea, MA
  Southern Specialties Pompano Beach, FL
  Sugar Foods Corporation New York, NY
  Sunkist Growers Inc. Sherman Oaks, CA
  Superior Foods, Inc. Watsonville, CA
  Sweet Street Desserts Reading, PA
  Trident Seafoods Corporation Seattle, WA
  Vanee Foods Company Berkeley, IL
  Vitality Foodservice, Inc. Tampa, FL
  Windsor Foods Houston, TX

2009 Heritage Award Winners

Gold

Windsor Foods (Houston, TX)

Silver

Carla’s Pasta (South Windsor, CT)

Bronze

Sweet Street Desserts (Reading, PA)

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