June 19, 2023 (Rio Rico, AZ) – On June 14th, Whole Foods Market BB #:147784 announced the beneficiaries of the All-Star Supplier Awards, honoring Ciruli Brothers BB #:155976 among fifteen supplier brands that are aligned with the retailer’s core values and “raise the industry bar for quality, innovation, value, and social responsibility,” according to the release.
Whole Foods Market selected the honorees from across all departments, including fresh produce, seafood, and grocery. “Ciruli Brothers is both honored and humbled by the Supplier All-Star Award,” said Chris Ciruli, COO. “Whole Foods Market has been a valued partner for almost two decades. Through dedication and collaboration, we have achieved growth in the mango category with our Champagne mango program, which is based on our commitment to excellent quality and service.”
The honorees are being recognized for their contributions in 2022 and include supplier brands who have been working with Whole Foods Market ranging from two to twenty-eight years. The 2023 supplier awards are in their eleventh year.
“We are proud to recognize this dedicated group of suppliers and the work they do to serve our customers, advance our mission and propel the industry forward every day,” said Sonya Gafsi Oblisk, Chief Merchandising and Marketing Officer at Whole Foods Market, in the June 14 release. “From emerging local brands to longstanding partners beloved by our team members and customers, these suppliers are essential to our business and continue to raise the bar for excellence within the grocery space. Congratulations to this year’s all-stars on this well-deserved recognition.”
“We remain dedicated to Whole Foods Market’s success and aspire to always add value for its team members and customers alike,” added Ciruli. In partnership with Whole Foods Market, Ciruli Brothers is introducing a Champagne mango label featuring the Whole Foods Sourced For Good seal. Formerly the Whole Trade Guarantee, the Sourced For Good seal allows Whole Foods customers to recognize products that support responsible sourcing practices, the growing communities, and its workers. The new label will be available at participating Whole Foods Markets starting this month.
The 2022 All-Star Supplier honorees are:
Athletic Brewing Co.
Blue Stripes Urban Cacao
Eel River Organic Beef
Jasper Hill Farm
Pangea Shellfish Company
The Elite Flower
About Ciruli Brothers
Since 1940, Ciruli Brothers has been specializing in feeding families near and far with a passion for providing the freshest fresh fruits and vegetables. To learn more about our products and services, visit www.cirulibrothers.com.