May 12, 2012

Knouse Foods Receives Sysco's Supplier Excellence Award

Fruit Grower-Owned Cooperative Recognized as Bronze Supplier in Sysco’s Canned Foods Category for Musselman's® and Lucky Leaf® Product Lines

Peach Glen, PA – Established fruit grower-owned cooperative Knouse Foods received a Sysco Supplier Excellence Award for fiscal year 2011, recognizing the company as a Bronze Supplier in the canned foods category. As a leading foodservice distributor, Sysco's Top 100 Supplier Recognition Program honors companies that regularly meet or exceed exacting standards as well as demonstrate superiority in sales growth, sales support, service levels, promotional activity, commitment to quality and product innovation.

By controlling the entire production process from farm to table, Knouse provides the foodservice industry with a wide assortment of fruit-related products under the Musselman's® and Lucky Leaf® brands that meet the highest standards for taste, quality and consistency.

"The heart of Knouse is the partnership with our growers who have a shared commitment to raising quality fruit that is fresh picked for peak flavor," said Todd Michael, Director of Food Service Sales for Knouse Foods. "This personal touch combined with state-of-the-art processing procedures guarantees we provide the best fruit products to chefs and foodservice operators year-round. We are honored to receive the Sysco Supplier Excellence Award and appreciate our efforts being acknowledged by one of the largest food distributors nationwide."

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. Their strong supplier relationships support foodservice professionals' efforts to source high-quality diverse ingredients that are on-trend and in demand.

For more information about Musselman's or Lucky Leaf products and for menu ideas, visit: www.knousefoodservice.com or contact Todd Michael at 717-677-8181 ext. 1005.