Three STAR Supplier Awards from Yum! Brands, including STAR
Supplier of the Year
Spirit of Excellence Award from Hormel Foods Corporation
EVANSVILLE, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 12, 2014--
Berry Plastics Group, Inc. (NYSE: BERY) is proud to announce that it
recently received multiple awards from two of its key customers—Yum!
Brands and Hormel
“At Berry Plastics we are committed to partnering with our customers to
gain in-depth insight of their brand and their consumers’
characteristics. We then apply this knowledge to our design process so
that we can consistently be a solutions provider to our customers,” said
Bill Norman, President of Berry Plastics’ Rigid Open Top Division.
Yum! Brands recognized Berry Plastics with three separate Supplier
Tracking Assessment and Recognition (STAR) awards. All three STAR awards
were related to the KFC Go Cup package, launched in July 2013, which
Berry Plastics collaboratively designed and developed.
STAR is a rigorous, industry-recognized audit system that sets and
monitors standards for Yum! Brands’ suppliers. The three awards include:
STAR Supplier – Packaging
STAR Supplier – Innovation
STAR Supplier of the Year
The STAR Supplier of the Year Award acknowledges the supply chain
partner who has brought the highest level of value to the three Yum!
Brands: Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, and KFC. The STAR Supplier of the Year is
the most prestigious award bestowed by Yum! Brands to a supplier.
Hormel Foods Corporation awarded Berry Plastics with its Spirit of
Excellence Award in recognition of Berry Plastics’ highest levels of
quality, delivery, service, and support related to its product packaging
for which Berry Plastics creates, including: Farmer John, Kids Kitchen,
La Victoria, Chi Chi’s Salsa, Wholly Guacamole, Jennie-O, and Skippy
Peanut Butter. To qualify for this award, Berry Plastics maintained a
supplier rating index score of 92 or higher over a 12-month period. This
score was achieved by meeting performance requirements, making on-time
deliveries, and providing high-level customer support.
“Receiving awards of this caliber is truly an honor for Berry Plastics,”
added Norman. “I would like to thank our employees whose commitment,
innovative thinking, and market insights allows us to gain the respect
of our customers by delivering quality products, in a timely and
About Berry Plastics
Berry Plastics Group, Inc. is a leading provider of value-added plastic
consumer packaging and engineered materials delivering high-quality
customized solutions to our customers with annual net sales of $4.6
billion in fiscal 2013. With world headquarters in Evansville, Indiana,
the Company’s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange
under the ticker symbol BERY. For additional information, visit the
Company’s website at www.berryplastics.com.
Source: Berry Plastics Group, Inc.
Berry Plastics Group, Inc.
Dustin Stilwell, 812-306-2964