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Sysco’s Innovative E-Commerce Platform, Supplies on the Fly, Partners with Frieda’s Specialty Produce

HOUSTON, Nov. 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sysco Corporation (SYY), the leading global foodservice distribution company, announced today that its e-Commerce platform, Supplies on the Fly, has partnered with Frieda’s Specialty Produce to offer next-day delivery of specialty and exotic produce items to customers across the United States.

Exclusively for Sysco customers, Supplies on the Fly is an online ordering platform designed with convenience in mind, enabling foodservice operators to order the restaurant essentials they need, bill it to their Sysco invoice and get it delivered directly to their door. With over 170,000 products available online, Supplies on the Fly offers a comprehensive selection of foodservice essentials, including heavy equipment, tableware, specialty food and beverages, disposables, kitchen supplies, and more.

Through the partnership of Supplies on the Fly and Frieda’s Specialty Produce, customers have the opportunity to choose from over 150 specialty and exotic produce items, thereby providing them the ability to elevate and distinguish their menus. Orders are delivered next-day in packaging developed specifically for this program, maintaining the freshness and quality of the product.

“We are excited about our partnership with Frieda’s Specialty Produce, a women-owned, family-run specialty fruit and vegetable business that has inspired new food experiences for over 50 years,” said Brian Todd, senior vice president of merchandising, Sysco. “This partnership demonstrates our commitment to being our customers’ most valued and trusted business partner by expanding our portfolio of innovative and on-trend products that provide our customers with an opportunity to differentiate their menus and businesses.”

“Frieda’s is excited to join the Supplies on the Fly family,” said Karen Caplan, president and chief executive officer, Frieda’s. “This partnership directly connects Frieda’s to foodservice operators across the country and together we have the opportunity to inspire new food experiences for customers. We are delighted by the opportunity to strengthen our brand and our relationship with Sysco.”

For more information visit on Supplies on the Fly and Frieda’s Specialty Produce visit: https://www.suppliesonthefly.com/SuppliesOnTheFly/FriedasProduce.

About Sysco

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. Its family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the foodservice and hospitality industries. With more than 67,000 associates, the company operates approximately 330 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 600,000 customer locations. For fiscal 2018 that ended June 30, 2018, the company generated sales of more than $58 billion.

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About Frieda’s Inc.

Frieda’s Specialty Produce has been inspiring new food experiences for friends, families, and food lovers everywhere since 1962. From kiwifruit and dragon fruit to Stokes Purple® sweet potatoes and habanero peppers, Frieda’s has introduced more than 200 unique fruits and vegetables to the U.S. marketplace. Founded by produce industry trailblazer Dr. Frieda Rapoport Caplan, subject of the 2015 documentary “Fear No Fruit,” the family company is owned and operated by Frieda’s daughters, Karen Caplan and Jackie Caplan Wiggins, in Orange County, California. Find Frieda’s on Facebook, @FriedasProduce and Friedas.com. Inspire. Taste. Love.

For more information contact:

Camilla Zuckero
Investor and Media Contact 
T 281-899-1839