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Sysco’s suppliers are an integral part of our business. Our strong partnerships lead to growth and success – for our suppliers, our customers, our shareholders and our Sysco associates.
Sysco’s suppliers are an integral part of our success, and we value that partnership to the highest degree. We work to build the strength of our suppliers in many ways, including coaching growers on sustainable practices and helping to connect small and local farms with chef-driven restaurants. In addition, we often go to our suppliers with product recommendations based on the restaurant trends we are seeing – one more way that we provide a valuable link from one end of the food industry to the other.
Because of the value we place on supplier relationships, we are building our capabilities to become an even more effective partner, bringing some of the category management strategies used in consumer marketing to the foodservice business.
Our connection with our suppliers happens not just at the point of purchase, but at many touch points across the spectrum of our business, from supply chain to quality assurance to sales planning and marketing. We are currently assessing how we can be more integrated with our largest suppliers at each of those multiple touch points.