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 Foods Corporation. “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.