Sao Paulo, November 13, 2018 – JBS has just won another major award. As part of the APAS Acontece Award 2018, supermarket owners in the state of Sao Paulo elected Seara and JBS Carnes as this year’s best pork, chicken and beef suppliers. A survey carried out by the Supermarket Association of the State of São Paulo (APAS) asked its members about issues such as partnership, relationship, customer service, products, delivery and negotiations.
Ivan Siqueira, executive director at Seara, said the award was an important acknowledgement of the work done by the whole team. “We have invested a lot in our portfolio and services and this achievement underlines the fact we are on the right path and will continue to invest in product and service excellence. We also owe this major award to our sales team, which has been working hard to build relationships and is committed to offering the best possible customer service”, he said.
Based on its strategy of working hand in hand with retailers, the JBS Carnes commercial team is well aware of its customers’ needs and concerns and develops strategies to continue generating positive results. “We need this type of feedback from our customers so we can continue to invest in our relationships across this important link in the chain”, said Ailton Firmino, executive director for the Commercial area at JBS Carnes.
The APAS Acontece Award reflects the opinions of the association’s members and highlights the most efficient suppliers supporting supermarket owners’ day-to-day operations. The survey was carried out in partnership with GfK and audited by BDO. Participants chose standout suppliers in 21 different categories.
The award ceremony was held on October 30 at the Latin American Memorial in Sao Paulo.
JBS is one of the world’s leading food industry companies with approximately 230 thousand employees in over 15 countries. The Company owns a portfolio of brands that are acknowledged for their excellence and innovation, including Friboi, Moy Park, Pilgrim’s Pride, Primo, Seara, Swift, Gold’n Plump and others, serving over 350,000 customers of more than 150 nationalities worldwide. The company’s focus on innovation also reflects its management approach to related businesses in areas such as leather, biodiesel, collagen, personal hygiene and cleaning products, natural wrappings, solid waste management solutions, metal packaging and transportation. JBS has adopted best sustainability practices throughout its value chain and constantly monitors its suppliers using satellite imagery, georeferenced maps of supplier farms and monitors official data from government agencies; the company also focuses on the highest possible food safety and quality standards. The success of JBS’s operations is closely tied to our Animal welfare practices, which are rigorously applied and have received an increasing share of investments to further improve the Company’s efforts in this area, in line with best practices.
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