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Publix Recognized as 2022 Best Overall Recycling Champion
The Florida Recycling Partnership Foundation recognized Publix Super Markets on its list of 2022 Recycling Champions, awarding the company Best Overall.
“Publix remains committed to being responsible citizens in our communities, which includes caring for the environment,” said Publix Director of Environmental and Sustainability Programs Michael Hewett. “We continuously examine processes in our stores, warehouses and offices, looking for additional ways to recycle.”
Publix was recognized for its commitment across the company to recycling education, including its plastic bag recycling campaign to educate customers and its internal...
ADM and Partners Awarded Field to Market’s Collaboration of the Year Award
ADM and its partners, Keurig Dr Pepper, PepsiCo, and Practical Farmers of Iowa, have won the Field to Market: Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture™ 2022 Collaboration of the Year Award for their regenerative agriculture project supporting Nebraska farmers. The award, one of Field to Market’s Sustainability Leadership Awards, recognizes an outstanding collaboration and cross-sector partnership in advancing continuous improvement in sustainable agriculture at the field and landscape level.
The project, “Supporting Nebraska Farmers to Boost Resiliency Via Cover Cropping,” provides farmers with technical assistance, peer support networks...
Hormel Foods CEO Jim Snee Receives Responsible CEO of the Year Honor
Snee Honored For Transformational Leadership
Award highlights the company's work in equity in education and food security
Hormel Foods Corporation, a Fortune 500 global branded food company, today announced Jim Snee, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer, was named the 2022 Responsible CEO of the Year for transformative leadership by 3BL Media. Snee was presented the award Oct. 25 during the 3BL annual forum, Brands Taking Stands, in New York City.
3BL Media's Responsible CEO of the Year awards recognize chief executives with proven records...
Hormel Foods Honored as a Best for Vets Employer for 10 Consecutive Years
Hormel Foods Corporation a Fortune 500 global branded food company today announced it has been ranked No. 39 on Military Times' 2022 Best for Vets: Employers list. This is the 10th consecutive year the company has made the list, which evaluates many factors including an in-depth analysis of a company's efforts to recruit, retain, and support current and former service members, military spouses, and military caregivers.
"Hormel Foods has a long and proud history of supporting the military, both as an active recruiter for former service..."
Hormel Foods Recognized Again for Leading Internship Program
Hormel Foods Corporation, a Fortune 500 global branded food company, announced today its internship program has been honored once again, having been named in the 2023 Vault Best Internships ranking. The company's internship program was recognized in the categories of best internships for the retail and consumer products industry and also top engineering roles.
"Our internship program is an excellent opportunity for those looking to build a career with us and experience all that working for an industry-leading Fortune 500 company can offer. We're currently recruiting interns to start with us..."
Cargill Named in Fast Company’s Second Annual List of “Brands That Matter”
Fast Company announced today its second annual Brands That Matter list, honoring brands that communicate and demonstrate brand purpose. These companies and nonprofits have achieved relevance through cultural impact and social engagement, and authentically communicated their missions and ideals.
Cargill is honored in the ‘Enduring Impact: 15+ Years in Business’ category for their more than 155 years of commitment to feeding the world and doing what’s good not just for today or tomorrow, but for generations to come.
The final list, which includes large multinational conglomerates...
USMEF to Honor Lighthizer, Saunders at Upcoming Conference
Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, who headed the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative under the Trump administration, has been selected to receive the U.S. Meat Export Federation’s (USMEF) Michael J. Mansfield Award. USMEF established the award in recognition of the U.S. Senate majority leader and ambassador to Japan whose five decades of government service advanced U.S. trade relations throughout the world.
Leann Saunders, co-founder of Where Food Comes From, will receive the USMEF Distinguished Service Award. This award honors outstanding figures in the red meat industry who exemplify the exceptional, individual dedication...
Sysco Named to Newsweek’s Top 100 Most Loved Workplaces 2022
Sysco Corporation, the leading global foodservice distribution company, is proud to have been ranked as one of Newsweek’s 2022 Top 100 Most Loved Workplaces®. The 2022 Top 100 Most Loved Workplaces® are the result of a collaboration with the Best Practice Institute (BPI), a leadership development and benchmark research company.
“Sysco is honored to be recognized by Newsweek’s Most Loved Workplaces,” said Adrienne Trimble, Chief Diversity and Culture Officer. “Our associates are proud to work for the global foodservice leader and appreciate that our Purpose means more than..."
Hormel Foods Recognized by Investor's Business Daily on 100 Best ESG Companies List
Hormel Foods Corporation, a Fortune 500 global branded food company, was ranked for the first time on the Investor's Business Daily annual report of the 100 Best ESG Companies. The list recognizes companies with superior environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings combined with strong fundamental and technical stock performance.
As part of its Our Food Journey™, Hormel Foods created its 20 by 30 Challenge, a set of 20 qualitative and quantitative goals to achieve by the end of 2030 with a focus on environmental...
Marco's Pizza® Recognized with High Ranking on Newsweek's 2023 America's Best Customer Service List
Marco's Pizza, the nation's fastest-growing pizza brand*, has earned a top spot on Newsweek's list of America's Best Customer Service in 2023. This prestigious award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider.
Ranking ahead of its national competitors in the pizza industry, Marco's flexes its commitment to the importance of exceptional customer service by prioritizing a People-First approach to business and a promise of Hospitality Always - designed to ensure a superior guest experience, every...
Steve Evans of Smithfield Foods Honored with Future Leader Award at World Sustainability Congress
Steve Evans, vice president of community development for Smithfield Foods, was recognized with the Future Leader Award at the World Sustainability Congress in Munich, Germany.
The Future Leader Award, a category in the 2022 World Sustainability Awards, recognizes "an individual to watch for the future – a high performer passionate about environment and social justice who is set to have a lasting impact on sustainability, whether as a future CSO or leader elsewhere in the business."
In accepting the award, Evans said...
Wayne-Sanderson Farms Senior Vice President Inducted into Mississippi Poultry Hall of Fame
Wayne-Sanderson Farms’ senior vice president and general manager of retail, Bob “Pic” Billingsley, has been inducted into the Mississippi Poultry Association’s Hall of Fame during the association’s 85th annual convention. With this induction, Billingsley becomes the 36th member of the Mississippi Poultry Hall of Fame, which is comprised of individuals who contributed to the growth of the poultry industry as the state’s largest agricultural commodity.
“It is an honor to be inducted into the hall of fame where many accomplished industry leaders have been recognized for..."
BurgerFi Launches New Campaign to Further Strengthen Positioning
Inspired by its successful 11-year track record of rapid growth and innovation, BurgerFi has launched a new brand campaign. 'AmpliFi Your Appetite' brings together the unique taste and quality of BurgerFi's all-natural burgers using fresh, responsibly sourced ingredients to satisfy cravings and highlight the brand's commitment to amplify appetites with every bite.
"BurgerFi is setting the bar high for zero-compromise standards when it comes to satisfying cravings," said Patrick Renna, President at BurgerFi. "This new positioning will amplify the unique flavors and quality of..."
Rep. Peter Welch Recognized as NRF ‘Champion of Main Street’
The National Retail Federation today presented Vermont Congressman Peter Welch with the association’s “Champion of Main Street” award during a ceremony with the Vermont Retail & Grocers Association.
“Congressman Welch is among the retail industry’s strongest advocates, affecting positive change for local businesses and his constituents alike,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “As a fierce proponent of swipe fee transparency and credit card competition, NRF is proud to recognize his leadership through the 2022 ‘Champion of Main Street’ Award.”
Last month, Welch introduced the Credit Card Competition Act in...
Meijer Recognized by EPA for Lowest Corporate-Wide Refrigerant Emissions Rate Nationwide
For the second consecutive year, Meijer was recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency's GreenChill Program for having the lowest corporate-wide refrigerant emissions rate out of all the GreenChill Partners over the past year.
As an active participant in the EPA's program since 2012, the Midwest retailer has made reducing its refrigerant leak rate a priority and is now 19 percent below the industry average.
"We understand that to be a good company, we must be a good neighbor, and ultimately that means integrating environmental sustainability into our..."
SpartanNash Vice President Andy Clausen Recognized for Inspiring Other Young Leaders
Food solutions company SpartanNash has made it a top priority to support up-and-coming talent in the rapidly evolving food industry. The Company’s commitment to training, education and advancement is exemplified by Andy Clausen, vice president, national accounts, who was recently announced as a winner of Progressive Grocer’s NextGen Award.
Clausen – who leads a team responsible for managing SpartanNash’s national accounts business across several locations within SpartanNash’s national distribution network – was recognized for his overall contributions and extraordinary efforts to inspire young professionals.
“Andy understands the importance..."
White Castle One of the Fortune Best Workplaces in Retail™ 2022
White Castle, America's first fast-food hamburger chain and popular retail consumer packaged goods brand, is proud to earn recognition as one of the Fortune Best Workplaces in Retail™ 2022. White Castle is the only restaurant brand among the 20 large employers to make the list, which highlights how employees rank their employers. The list was released yesterday by Great Place to Work.
The Best Workplaces in Retail designation is based on analysis of survey responses from over 72,000 employees from Great Place to Work-Certified™...
The Kroger Co. Foundation Recognized as Leader in Fighting Food Insecurity
The Kroger Co. announced today The Kroger Co. Foundation's recognition as a 2022 Hunger Leadership Award winner. The Congressional Hunger Center honored the Foundation with this award because of its ongoing commitment to fighting hunger across the U.S.
"We appreciate this honor from the Congressional Hunger Center, which recognizes our Corporate Affairs leaders effective stewardship of Foundation funds to create communities free of hunger and waste," said Keith Dailey, Kroger's group vice president of Corporate Affairs and president of The Kroger Co. Foundation. "The Foundation is committed to advancing..."
Publix recognized on Fortune’s Best Workplaces in Retail list
Publix has been named on the 2022 Best Workplaces in Retail list by Fortune, ranking No. 5 of the 20 best large retail workplaces. Publix associates say the company’s dedication to service, welcoming culture, desire to give back and support for associates to take time off when they need it are some of the reasons they enjoy working for the company, which has more than 1,300 stores across seven states.
“We’ve made an effort to stay true to the philosophies Publix was founded on 92 years ago,” said Publix Director of...
Publix named to America’s Best Customer Service list by Newsweek
Publix has been recognized on Newsweek’s 2023 America’s Best Customer Service list, ranking No. 1 in the supermarket category for the sixth year in a row.
“One of Publix’s founding principles is treating our customers like royalty,” said Publix Director of Communications Maria Brous. “Over 92 years later, we still pride ourselves on providing premier customer service. Being recognized on this list is a testament to our associates’ dedication to serving our customers.”
Newsweek determined the list based on more than 30,000 U.S. customers surveyed on how likely they would...
Publix Named to Forbes’ America’s Best Employers by State 2022 List
Publix has been recognized on Forbes’ America’s Best Employers by State list for the fourth year in a row, this year ranked No. 3 in South Carolina. The company also ranked No. 28 in Florida, No. 26 in Georgia, No. 23 in North Carolina, No. 20 in Tennessee and No. 19 in Alabama.
“At Publix, we have a culture of appreciation for our associates and our customers,” said Publix Director of Communications Maria Brous. “This culture stems from our company’s philosophy of respecting the dignity of the individual..."
Southeastern Grocers Scores 10 Store Brands Editors’ Picks Awards for Own Brand Innovation
Southeastern Grocers Inc., parent company and home of Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, is pleased to announce 10 of the grocer’s new Own Brand products have been awarded gold, silver and bronze medals from Store Brands 2022 Editors’ Picks for best new products.
SEG’s Naturally Better line scored the most gold medals this year for two of the grocer’s meat products and one gold medal was obtained for the grocer’s organic Medium-Chain Tri-glycerides (MCT) oil in the general grocery category...
Crave Hot Dogs & BBQ Enters Arkansas
Crave Hot Dogs and BBQ recently named best BBQ and Hot Dog Franchise by FranchiseWire in the United States. With 65 units across the United States and food trucks on the road they are poised for massive growth. Crave features Hot Dogs, sausages, and brats' with 20+ toppings to choose from. Pulled chicken, pulled pork, and smoked brisket are also available for sandwiches, sliders, and plates. You'll also find your classic BBQ sides, desserts and appetizers, Crave has it all. The self-pour beer wall is something the brand is also known for...
Hormel Foods Named One of the Top Corporate Citizens in the United States
Hormel Foods Corporation, a global branded food company, today announced it has been named one of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens by 3BL Media.
The 2022 ranking recognizes outstanding environmental, social and governance (ESG) transparency and performance among the 1,000 largest U.S. public companies. Hormel Foods has been included on the 100 Best Corporate Citizens list 13 times.
“Hormel Foods is committed to responsibly shaping the future of food with a reputation as a company that cares about our people, consumers, communities and planet,” said Jim Snee...
Chick-fil-A Honored with goBeyondProfit 2022 Champion Award
goBeyondProfit, a first-of-its-kind business leader initiative that highlights corporate generosity, today announced it has honored Georgia-based Chick-fil-A as a winner of the goBeyondProfit champion award for 2022.
Chick-fil-A and its Chairman Dan Cathy were nominated and selected for this award by fellow Georgia business leaders because of the organization’s success in consistently executing with care and generosity in the little things, those meaningful daily moments of service valued by Chick-fil-A culture across decades of generosity. Dan’s late father, Chick-fil-A...
Hormel Foods Named to Selling Power's 50 Best Companies to Sell For List in 2022
Hormel Foods Corporation, a Fortune 500 global branded food company, is pleased to announce that it has ranked No. 15 on the Selling Power 50 Best Companies to Sell For list. This is the 22nd consecutive year the ranking has been published by Selling Power magazine.
"Once again we are honored to be recognized among the top 50 companies to sell for in the nation," said David Weber, vice president of sales, Foodservice. "We're proud of our reputation for having a sales culture..."
Shawarma Press Wins Distinguished 2022 Innovation Award Presented by Franchise Update Media
Shawarma Press, the leading Mediterranean cuisine franchise, is the recipient of the 2022 Innovation Award presented by Franchise Update Media. The annual award recognizes the top franchisors nationwide who are creating and implementing the most original, successful, and innovative strategies to build their brands. Following evaluation by a jury of expert judges and results from more than 100 entrants, Shawarma Press was recognized with the Most Innovative Supply Chain Award.
"This award is very meaningful to us, as we have worked hard to elevate our operations, logistics and..."
John Soules Foods Wins Esteemed "Processor of the Year" Award
On pace for a third straight year of 20%+ sales growth, John Soules Foods has been recognized as The National Provisioner's 2022 Processor of the Year. This award is given to businesses that exhibit leadership in food manufacturing while demonstrating incredible growth and customer-driven innovation. John Soules Foods is honored to be among the impressive list of past meat and poultry industry recipients.
"At John Soules Foods, we're proud to make food that people enjoy eating, both in restaurants and at home. Although we've faced many challenges..."
PERDUE® CHICKEN PLUS® Chicken Tots™ Among PEOPLE Magazine’s Best Supermarket Products of the Year
PERDUE® CHICKEN PLUS® Chicken Tots™ today was named a winner in the PEOPLE’s Food Awards 2022 as one of the Best Supermarket Products of the Year. The Chicken Tots took gold as best chicken product among testers who selected the “most delicious new foods in the grocery store.”
“The combo of white-meat chicken, cauliflower, chickpeas, cabbage and potatoes covered in a crunchy panko coating made it a star with parents,” said PEOPLE editors, who sampled nearly 1,300 new products...
Hormel Foods EVP Deanna Brady Receives Top Women in Grocery Honor
Hormel Foods Corporation, a Fortune 500 global branded food company, today announced Executive Vice President of Refrigerated Foods Deanna Brady is on the 2022 Top Women in Grocery list compiled each year by Progressive Grocer magazine.
Progressive Grocer's 2022 Top Women in Grocery awards program recognizes the integral role women play across all segments of the North American food retail and grocery industries. Now in its 16th year, it is the food retailing industry's longest-running program recognizing and celebrating the accomplishments and contributions of thousands of women...
Smithfield Foods Ranked on LinkedIn's 2022 Top Companies List in Consumer Goods
Smithfield Foods, Inc., an American food company and one of the world's leading vertically integrated protein producers, was today named to LinkedIn's Top Companies: Industry Edition list ranking top workplaces for professionals to grow their careers in nine U.S. industries: financial services, health care, media & entertainment, marketing & advertising, retail, consumer goods, real estate, travel & hospitality and technology & information.
"We take pride in being an industry leader at Smithfield and are honored that LinkedIn has recognized our ongoing efforts to be an employer of choice," said Keira Lombardo, chief...
Conagra Brands Celebrates Employee-Led Sustainable Development Awards Program
In celebration of World Environment Day on June 5, Conagra Brands announced today the winners of its annual Sustainable Development Awards, an employee-led program that encourages the development and implementation of innovative ideas related to sustainable production and business practices. This year, employees from across the organization submitted a record 211 sustainability-focused projects that conserve water, reduce waste and save energy, underscoring Conagra's commitment to nourishing and restoring the planet. Winning teams were presented with awards this week at a ceremony in Chicago and Omaha. In partnership with the...
The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2022 Announces Wawira Njiru as Winner of the Icon Award
Kenyan nutritionist is recognised for her work as founder and director of Food for Education.
- Wawira Njiru, founder of Kenya's Food for Education, is named as the recipient of the Icon Award 2022 by The World's 50 Best Restaurants- Her non-profit organisation provides nutritious meals to children in schools across the country and has delivered over 7 million meals to date- Njiru was awarded the title of UN Person of the Year 2021 in Kenya and was also the very first recipient of...
Kroger #25 on Axios Harris Poll 100 Ranking of Most Visible U.S. Companies
The Kroger Co. today announced it ranked #25 on the 2022 Axios Harris Poll 100, an annual ranking of the reputations of the most visible U.S. companies.
"As the nation's largest grocer, Kroger is changing the way America eats," said Rodney McMullen, Kroger's chairman and CEO. "Every day, we bring exciting innovations to life that ensure our customers find the foods they want – anything, anytime, anywhere – with zero compromise. We are committed to delivering the freshest food at affordable prices and cultivating a purpose-driven environment where..."
ADM Named to 100 Best Corporate Citizens List for Third Consecutive Year
3BL Media has named ADM to its annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking, recognizing outstanding environmental, social and governance (ESG) transparency and performance among the 1,000 largest U.S. public companies. This is the third consecutive year ADM has appeared on the prestigious list.
“ADM has a foundational culture of execution and innovation, but even more important is the unwavering commitment our colleagues to deliver our purpose to unlock the power of nature to enrich the quality of life,” said Chairman and CEO Juan Luciano...
Hormel Foods Corporation, a global branded food company, today announced it has been named one of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens by 3BL Media. The 2022 ranking recognizes outstanding environmental, social and governance (ESG) transparency and performance among the 1,000 largest U.S. public companies. Hormel Foods has been included on the 100 Best Corporate Citizens list 13 times.
"Hormel Foods is committed to responsibly shaping the future of food with a reputation as a company that cares about our people, consumers, communities and planet," said Jim Snee...
Domino's® Awards 'World's Fastest Pizza Maker'
Domino's Pizza Inc., the largest pizza company in the world, awarded the 2022 World's Fastest Pizza Maker title to Zagros Jaff among nearly 8,000 cheering spectators at The Venetian Resort in Las Vegas on May 10. Jaff, a regional manager in Hampshire, England, made three large pizzas in an impressive 70 seconds – that's equal to making each pizza in roughly 23 seconds! Jaff won $3,000 in prize money, a trophy, a championship belt and the coveted title of World's Fastest Pizza Maker, presented by Domino's Chief Executive Officer Russell Weiner...
Smithfield Foods' Tar Heel Senior Operations Manager Receives 2022 STEP Ahead Award
Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce Tammy Russ, senior operations manager of the company's Tar Heel facility in North Carolina, has been named a 2022 STEP Ahead honoree by The Manufacturing Institute.
The institute is the workforce development and education partner of the National Association of Manufacturers and seeks to build and inspire the next generation of female leaders in manufacturing – from the factory floor to the C-suite – through its STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Awards. The program annually recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of...
Applications Being Accepted for New Poultry Industry Innovation in Safety & Health Award
The Joint Industry Safety and Health Council is currently accepting applications for a new Innovation in Safety & Health Award program. The program is open to National Chicken Council (NCC), National Turkey Federation (NTF) and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) members and is intended for poultry and egg industry members that have made a significant advancement in operational excellence in a safety and/or health innovation.
Award applications can be entered in the industry categories of Poultry Processing (NAICS 311615), Poultry & Egg Production (NAICS 1123)...
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Ranks Hormel Foods In Top 100 For Green Power Use
Company ranks No. 57 on U.S. EPA’s Fortune 500® list of green power users
Hormel Foods Corporation, a global branded food company well known for its corporate citizenship, is pleased to announce that, for the first time, it appears as No. 57 on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Fortune 500® list of the largest green power users from the Green Power Partnership (GPP). Hormel Foods recently joined the EPA’s Green Power Partnership and is offsetting more than 53 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of...
Sysco’s Tom Peck Wins 2022 Houston CIO of the Year
Sysco Corporation, the leading global foodservice distribution company, congratulates Tom Peck, Sysco’s executive vice president and chief information and digital officer on being recognized as the 2022 Houston CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards winner in the Super Global category. The prestigious CIO of the Year ORBIE Award is a leading technology executive recognition program honoring the CIOs who are driving innovation and transforming Houston's leading organizations.
“I am very proud to congratulate Tom on this achievement,” said Kevin Hourican, Sysco’s president and chief executive officer. “He leads the development..."
Hormel Foods Named One of America's Most Trustworthy Companies by Newsweek
Hormel Foods Corporation, a global branded food company, today announced it has been named One of America's Most Trustworthy Companies by Newsweek.
"For 130 years, Hormel Foods has been a trusted leader in the food industry, and we are honored to be recognized as one of the most trustworthy companies in America," said Jim Snee, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of Hormel Foods. "Trust in our company has been built by doing what we say we are going to do..."
Sanderson Farms Feed Mill Named Integrator Feed Facility of the Year
Sanderson Farms’ feed mill in Collins, Mississippi has been recognized as the 2021 Integrator Feed Facility of the Year by the American Feed Industry Association in partnership with Feedstuffs and the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association. The award, which recognizes the highest achievement in feed manufacturing facilities, was presented during the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association’s annual Feed Mill Management Seminar.
“Sanderson Farms’ Collins facility demonstrates excellence in all of the Feed Facility of the Year scoring areas — safety, quality control and food safety, government compliance, housekeeping and facility appearance, productivity..."
Campbell Named One of America’s Most Trusted Companies by Newsweek
Campbell Soup Company today announced it was named to Newsweek’s inaugural list of America’s Most Trusted Companies, ranking No. 1 in the Food & Beverage industry.
“For generations, Campbell has earned trust by making food people love and by acting with character, integrity and transparency in everything we do,” said Mark Clouse, Campbell’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “This recognition is a testament to the care that our more than 14,000 employees demonstrate to each other, our customers, consumers and communities.”
America's Most Trusted Companies were identified by an independent...
Shawarma Press® Named to Fast Casual's Top 100 Movers and Shakers List
Shawarma Press, the first authentic shawarma franchise in the states, has been named to fastcasual.com's Top 100 Movers & Shakers list. Selected annually from thousands of fast casual restaurants nationwide, the list recognizes the industry's most successful brands based on criteria such as profitability, expansion, creativity, and dedication to innovation, leadership, and resilience.
Shawarma Press co-founders Sawsan Abublan and Dr. Ehap Sabri will join other top 100 winners at an awards gala on May 22 at LondonHouse in Chicago. The specific order of the...
NRF Releases 2022 Top 50 Global Retailers
The National Retail Federation today released its annual list of the Top 50 Global Retailers. Conducted with Kantar, the 2022 Top 50 Global Retailers list is a compilation of the 50 most impactful international retailers based on their operations at the start of 2021.
Walmart continues to be the world’s largest retailer, having made significant investments in omnichannel marketplaces, in-store services and fulfillment models. Holding on to the same rankings as 2021, Amazon.com came in second, Schwarz Group came in at No. 3 and Aldi came in fourth. Costco came in as...
Smithfield Foods Honored for Environmental, Worker Safety Achievements
Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) has recognized 51 of its U.S. locations with Environmental Recognition Awards and 33 of its U.S. facilities with Worker Safety Awards.
"Through our culture of continuous improvement, Smithfield has led industry efforts to ensure the health and safety of our workforce and to implement improvements across our value chain that safeguard the environment," said Stewart Leeth, chief sustainability officer for Smithfield Foods. "We're delighted that NAMI has once again recognized dozens of our facilities for their good stewardship of..."
Southeastern Grocers Named One of America’s Most Trusted Companies for 2022 by Newsweek
Southeastern Grocers Inc. (SEG), parent company and home of Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, is featured as the top supermarket in the retail space in Newsweek’s list of America’s Most Trusted Companies 2022. SEG is ranked third among 32 businesses in the retail category and is one of only 400 U.S. companies recognized for customer and employee trust. This prestigious award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider...
USA Today 10Best Awards Names QDOBA "America's Best Fast Casual Restaurant" for Fourth Year in a Row
QDOBA, the leading fast-casual Mexican restaurant, announced it has once again earned the top spot in the USA Today 10Best Awards as "America's Best Fast Casual Restaurant" for the fourth consecutive year. QDOBA edged out several other fast-casual brands. Each year, a panel of experts partners with 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees, and then the public is invited to vote for their favorite brands.
"For the fourth year in a row, our QDOBA fans have once again stepped..."
Dierks Inducted into Pork Industry Hall of Fame
For his 40 years serving U.S. pork producers, including 20 years as CEO of the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and his dedication and countless contributions to the pork industry, Neil Dierks today was inducted into the National Pork Industry Hall of Fame at NPPC’s annual business meeting — the National Pork Industry Forum — held here.
Dierks, who retired in December 2021 after 31 years with NPPC, helped develop the organization that was born after the separation agreement that created the National Pork Board. He became the first CEO of the reconstituted NPPC...
Kitchen United Named to Fast Company’s Annual List of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies
Kitchen United has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2022 and Forbes Best Start-Up Employers for 2022.
This year’s Fast Company list honors businesses that are making the biggest impact on their industries and culture as a whole—ultimately thriving in today’s ever-changing world. Kitchen United has been recognized for helping shape the future of the restaurant industry today with some of the most inspiring accomplishments of the 21st century...
Zaxby's named to Newsweek's Best Loyalty Program 2022 List
Zax Fanz Club, Zaxby's loyalty and rewards program, has been recognized as America's Best Loyalty Program in the Fast-Food Restaurant Category on Newsweek's and Statista's list of America's Best Loyalty Programs 2022. Zaxby's Zax Fanz Club received a score of 8.62 and ranks above well-known competitors such as Chick-fil-A (7.95), Burger King (7.70), McDonald's (7.51) and Popeyes (6.91).
"It's an honor to be named America's Best Loyalty Program in the Fast-Food Restaurant category. We've built a great foundation with our current loyalty program and..."
Marco's Pizza® Stephanie Moseley Named 2022 Franchisee of the Year by IFA
Marco's Pizza, one of the nation's fastest-growing pizza brands, announces that one of its standout multi-unit franchisees, Stephanie Moseley, is the recipient of the International Franchise Association's (IFA) prestigious Franchisee of the Year Award. The annual recognition honors a select group of franchisees who have demonstrated excellence within the franchise community. Moseley proudly represents Marco's as the only pizza brand franchisee to be recognized among this year's winners.
The Franchisee of the Year Award, sponsored by IFA's partner Paychex, recognizes leading franchisees who exemplify at...
Sanderson Farms Family Farmers Awarded for Sustainability
Three Sanderson Farms family farmers in Texas, Mississippi and North Carolina have been recognized by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association's Family Farm Environmental Excellence Awards at the International Production & Processing Expo. The awards are given annually to recognize exemplary environmental stewardship by family farmers engaged in poultry and egg production.
"It is a privilege to recognize these family farms for the excellent job they do in being good stewards of their land," said Greg Hinton, outgoing chairman for the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association and vice president of sales for Rose Acre Farms...
Marco's Pizza® Tops Newsweek's America's Best Customer Service 2022 List
Marco's Pizza, one of the nation's fastest-growing pizza brands, has earned a spot on Newsweek's list of America's Best Customer Service in 2022. This prestigious award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. Alongside companies like Chick-fil-A and In-N-Out Burger, Marco's is proud to have earned a spot on this year's ranking. The leading pizza franchise is committed to the importance of exceptional customer service by prioritizing a People-First approach to business and a...
2021 Beef Advocate of the Year Announced at 2022 Cattle Industry Convention
California rancher recognized by Masters of Beef Advocacy program for her accomplishments.
Markie Hageman has been selected as the 2021 Advocate of the Year for her success in creating social media content that highlights the benefits of beef production, the cattle industry and what it’s like being a first-generation rancher. This award, given by the Beef Checkoff-funded Masters of Beef Advocacy (MBA) program, recognizes one outstanding beef advocate for their success in educating consumers about cattle and beef.
Growing up in Tulare, California, Hageman had dreams...
Sysco Joins the USDA and EPA List of U.S. Food Loss and Waste 2030 Champions
Sysco Corporation, the leading global foodservice distribution company, has been added to the list of U.S. Food Loss and Waste 2030 Champions by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The U.S. Food Loss and Waste 2030 Champions are businesses and organizations that have made a public commitment to reduce food loss and waste in their own operations in the United States by 50% by the year 2030.
Sysco has committed to diverting 90% of operations and food waste from landfills...
Forbes Names Sanderson Farms Among America's Best Large Employers
Sanderson Farms, Inc. has been named one of America's Best Large Employers for 2022 by Forbes magazine. The 2022 list ranks the top 1,000 employers in the U.S. across 25 different industry sectors in two categories, large employers and mid-size employers.
"This honor would not be possible without the overwhelming support of our employees," said Joe F. Sanderson Jr., chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Sanderson Farms. "For over 75 years, generations of employees and growers have supported this company and built it to the..."
Two Protein Industry Leaders Honored at NPFDA's Annual Awards Reception
The National Protein and Food Distributors Association (NPFDA) honored two industry leaders during its Awards Reception at the Annual Protein Convention at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta on January 26.
Laurie Pate, President of Foodlinx in Brentwood, California, was awarded the coveted NPFDA Member of the Year Award. Joe Monroe, General Manager of Columbia Meats in West Columbia, South Carolina, was awarded the NPFDA Lifetime Achievement Award.
Laurie has been a very dynamic member of NPFDA and is a long-time volunteer for the NPFDA Scholarship Foundation’s Annual Silent Auction...
2022 Marks 2 Decades of "The American Masters of Taste" Honoring Eggland's Best with Gold Medal Seal
For the past 20 years, Chefs In America has awarded Eggland's Best with "The American Masters of Taste" Gold Medal Seal for the superior taste, quality and freshness of its eggs. This prestigious award spans the Eggland's Best portfolio, honoring the brand's Classic Eggs, Organic Eggs, Cage Free Eggs, and Hard-Cooked Eggs. Each product was triple-blind judged and awarded superior tasting compared to other brands within its category.
"There is no surprise that Eggland's Best continues to surpass other eggs year..."
Sanderson Farms Director Earns National Poultry Award
Sanderson Farms' director of development and engineering, Bob "Pic" Billingsley, has been named a recipient of the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association's annual Lamplighter Award during the 2022 International Production & Processing Expo. The award pays tribute to individuals demonstrating sustained and exemplary service to the poultry and egg industry.
"We value the commitment and support of this year's Lamplighter Award recipients," said Greg Hinton, outgoing chairman for the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association and vice president of sales for Rose Acre Farms. "They have enthusiastically dedicated themselves to contributing to the poultry industry, and..."
Publix Ranked No. 4 on Inaugural Forbes Halo 100 List
Publix has been named to the inaugural Forbes Halo 100 list, ranking No. 4 out of 100 companies and No. 1 in the grocery industry. The list recognizes companies customers say are excelling at delivering great customer experiences in a responsible way.
“For more than 90 years, we’ve been passionately focused on customer value,” said Publix Director of Communications Maria Brous. “Our customers know they’ll have a pleasurable shopping experience, receive help from friendly, knowledgeable associates and find unique, quality products at Publix. Being named to this list is a..."
Campbell Named to 2022 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index
Campbell Soup Company today was named to the 2022 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI), which tracks the performance of public companies committed to transparency in gender-data reporting. This year’s index includes 418 companies headquartered across 45 countries and regions. The GEI measures gender equality across five pillars: female leadership & talent pipeline, equal pay & gender pay parity, inclusive culture, anti-sexual harassment policies and pro-women brand.
“Building a winning team and culture is a key element of our strategic plan, with a focus on creating an inclusive and diverse environment for..."
Campbell Named One of the World’s Most Sustainable Corporations
Campbell Soup Company today was named as one of the 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World by Corporate Knights, a media and research company that produces rankings and financial product ratings based on corporate sustainability performance. Ranked number 89, Campbell is one of 23 U.S. companies, and one of only two U.S. food companies, included in the Global 100.
“At Campbell, we are committed to building a more sustainable and resilient food system,” said Stewart Lindsay, Campbell’s Vice President, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability. “This recognition is a..."
North American Meat Institute’s Laurie Bryant Inducted into Meat Industry Hall of Fame
The North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) is excited to announce Laurie Bryant, Executive Director of the Meat Import Council of America, Inc. (MICA) from 2001 through 2020, was inducted into the Meat Industry Hall of Fame, Class of 2021.
“Laurie’s lengthy and distinguished career is filled with accomplishments benefitting the meat industry,” said Meat Institute President and CEO Julie Anna Potts. “The members of the Meat Institute congratulate Laurie, his wife Robbie, his seven children, and 14 grandchildren for this much deserved honor...”
Campbell Named One of America’s Most JUST Companies by JUST Capital and CNBC
Campbell Soup Company was named one of America’s Most JUST Companies by JUST Capital and CNBC, its media partner. This marks the fourth year that Campbell has been recognized for its commitment to serving its stakeholders, including employees, customers, consumers, communities, the environment and shareholders. Campbell ranked #77 overall and performed particularly well in the areas of community development and transparent consumer communications—earning top marks on both metrics.
“We are honored to again be recognized as one of America’s Most JUST companies,” said Mark Clouse, Campbell’s...
Sysco Ranked #1 Food and Drug Retailer in the JUST 100 Rankings for 2022
Sysco Corporation, the leading global foodservice distribution company, was named one of America’s Most JUST Companies for its commitment to serving its workers, customers, communities, the environment, and shareholders. This year, Sysco ranked number one in the food and drug retailer industry for the first time in its history.
Through vigorous, objective analysis, JUST Capital, in partnership with CNBC, evaluates and celebrates U.S. corporations that outperform on the issues that matter most to the American public – such as creating jobs in the U.S., paying a fair...
Forbes Names Hormel Foods One of the World's Top Female-Friendly Companies
Throughout 2021, Hormel Foods Corporation, a global branded food company, received numerous awards from publications, including Newsweek magazine (America's Most Responsible Companies), Selling Power (50 Best Companies to Sell For) and Military Times (Best for Vets). Forbes can now be added to that list as the magazine recently announced that the company ranks as one of the World's Top Female-Friendly Companies.
Hormel Foods has long promoted and supported a female-friendly culture, including employee resource groups such as Hormel Foods Women in Leadership and Women's Insight Network...
Crave Hot Dogs & BBQ Celebrates Banner Year
Crave Hot Dogs & BBQ is one of the fastest-growing BBQ and hot dog chains in America. Just featured on Americas best with award winning food Crave is poised for significant growth for 2022 and beyond. With 51 units open and sold across the United States they are determined to be the leader in the BBQ and hot dog market. Crave features grilled Hot Dogs topped how you like them. 20+ toppings to choose from makes the possibilities endless. The pulled chicken, pulled pork, and smoked brisket sandwiches, sliders...
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