Spanning all product categories, Supplier Awards winners were selected by Whole Foods leaders, category experts and buyers.
Whole Foods Market has paid tribute to 42 local, regional and national suppliers this month as part of the grocer’s ninth annual Supplier Awards. Spanning all product categories, winners were selected by Whole Foods leaders, category experts and buyers.
“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,” noted Gafsi Oblisk, Whole Foods’ chief marketing and communications officer. “This year, we are proud to add the Regenerative Agriculture Commitment award to congratulate suppliers that are making strides to improve farming practices.”
The awards and recipients for 2020 are as follows:
Supplier of the Year, awarded to Whole Foods Market suppliers that are tops in overall excellence.
Global winners: Kvaroy Arctic (Perishables Supplier of the Year), FOODMatch (Culinary Supplier of the Year), Solely (Center Store Supplier of the Year)
Raising the Bar for Quality, awarded tosuppliers that help advance Whole Foods standards and take an actionable part in moving the industry forward through such methods as innovative manufacturing or agricultural techniques.