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SPRINGDALE, Ark. -- For the third consecutive year, foodservice operators have named Tyson Foods, Inc. as the top manufacturer, according to the benchmarking survey report FoodservicElite "Leadership Through Innovative Solutions," released this month by Cannondale Associates, Inc. and Cognitio, LLC.
Commercial and noncommercial operators who have direct manufacturer interaction participated in the FoodservicElite study. Operator survey criteria included strategic and business fundamental measures. Tyson Foods ranked first in the composite manufacturer rankings and first in all 10 categories inclusive of: Strategic Measures -- Clearest company strategy; best combination of growth and profitability; best products or brand names and best business partners and; business fundamental measures -- best sales force or broker teams; most innovative marketing; leading information providers; category management leaders; best supply chain management and; best new products