US foodservice distributor Sysco Corporation has awarded seven seafood firms with 2019 Supplier Excellence Awards event.

The awards program recognizes the commitment, support and partnership of suppliers. The 2019 award recipients were selected based on sales growth, leadership, innovation, operational excellence and other key business performance criteria.

McCormick US Branded Flavor Solutions was honored as Sysco's overall Supplier of the Year.

Shrimp supplier Devi Seafoods, a regular winner of Sysco's top suppliers award, received a gold award in the seafood category.

King & Prince Seafood claimed a silver award, and Arista Industries, Eastern Fisheries, F.W. Bryce, Tampa Maid Foods and PanaPesca USA all took home Bronze awards.

Sysco operates more than 320 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 650,000 customer locations. For fiscal 2019 that ended June 29, the company generated sales of more than $60 billion (€54.4 billion).