Wild Planet Foods Earns Global Supplier of the Year and Environmental Stewardship Awards at Whole Foods Market Supplier Awards

Recognized for Continuing to Elevate Whole Foods’ Standards for
Sustainable Seafood Sourcing

MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/poleandline?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#poleandlinelt;/agt;–Wild
Planet Foods
was honored
by Whole
Foods Market
with the Global Supplier of the Year & Environmental
Stewardship awards at the company’s Supplier Awards ceremony in Austin,
Texas. The annual awards recognize suppliers that embody Whole Foods
Market’s mission and values through a proven commitment to quality,
environmental stewardship, organic integrity, innovation, and
partnership.


“We are honored to be selected as Supplier of the Year and deeply
gratified to also receive the Environmental Stewardship award,” stated
Bill Carvalho, founder and president of Wild Planet Foods. “These two
awards acknowledge Wild Planet’s commitment to promoting the health of
living resources. It has been a pleasure to partner these last 15 years
with Whole Foods, who has demonstrated strong leadership in protecting
this wild planet.”

In addition to the top Global Supplier of the Year award, this year
Whole Foods recognized 28 suppliers in various categories. The honorees
were selected by Whole Foods Market category experts and buyers who work
closely with suppliers on a daily basis.

This video
exemplifies Wild Planet’s mission. For more information about Wild
Planet Foods and its sustainability efforts, please visit www.wildplanetfoods.com.

About Wild Planet

With strict quality control from hook to shelf, Wild Planet Foods’
mission is to produce safe, nutritious, great-tasting, and sustainably
fished seafood. 100% U.S. owned and based in McKinleyville, CA, the
company operates its own docks where selection and delivery of fish are
taken directly from the fishermen, some of whom are also shareholders
with the company. All products canned by Wild Planet – Albacore,
Skipjack, Sardines, Salmon, and White Anchovies – are considered Good
Choices for sustainability by a consensus of environmental groups. Wild
Planet’s tuna was recently ranked #1 in the U.S. by Greenpeace for the
company’s sustainable sourcing policy. For additional information, visit www.wildplanetfoods.com
or call 800-998-9946.

Contacts

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T-Aira Jelks
Crier Communications
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taira@crierpr.com