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The Bakery Companies Wins Conagra Brands 2020 Supplier of the Year Award

Nashville, Tenn — The Bakery Companies (“The Bakery Cos.”), a manufacturer of fresh and frozen baked goods, including croissant and other laminated dough products, breads, buns, English muffins and biscuits was honored today to receive the 2020 Supplier of the Year Award by Conagra Brands, Inc. (“Conagra Brands”). The Bakery Cos. was previously recognized in 2019 with the “Enabling the Conagra Way” supplier award and has partnered with the food company for over a decade supplying a variety of baked items used in Conagra Brands’ products.

“We’re humbled and honored to be recognized once again by our great partner, Conagra Brands, for this prestigious award,” said Bakery Cos. CEO and founder, Cordia Harrington. “Each Bakery Companies team member earned this recognition for the consistent service and excellence they deliver every day. From the amazing bakers in our plants to our entire leadership team, this award is a testament to their hard work and dedication to be the best.”

The coveted Supplier of the Year Award is presented annually by Conagra Brands executives to the top performing supplier who distinguishes themselves across four categories: Supplier Advantaged Growth, Operating a Lean Supply Chain, Sustaining Competitive Margins, and Enabling the Conagra Way. The Bakery Companies received top marks beating out over 60 other nominations.

“Conagra relies heavily on suppliers to meet our commitments to customers and consumers,” said Dave Biegger, Executive Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer for Conagra Brands. “The Bakery Companies has gone above and beyond to consistently meet our needs, which has been critical as we work to keep our products on shelves during this unprecedented time.”

Conagra Senior Vice President, Chief Procurement Officer, Brian Hadden also commented, “A key to a successful supply chain is the strong partnerships we have with suppliers. The Bakery Companies continues to demonstrate this every day.”

The Bakery Companies’ President Yianny Caparos remarked, “Our team of passionate bakers takes serving our customers personally. More than anything, we deeply value the collaborative relationship we enjoy with Conagra Brands and it is an honor to receive the highest recognition from such a leader in the food industry.”