EVANSVILLE, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 1, 2015-- Berry Plastics Group, Inc. (NYSE: BERY) was recently named TricorBraun’s 2014 Vendor of the Year. TricorBraun annually selects one vendor to receive this award by using its vendor performance report system, which tracks the standing of a strategic vendor, and by having its entire company rate the top four strategic vendors.

Berry Plastics has been a supplier to TricorBraun for more than 40 years, and currently supplies the company with bottles, closures, tubes, and aerosol overcaps. Berry Plastics achieved this award by excelling in the following areas:

  • sales representation presence and representation at the branches
  • responsiveness and flexibility
  • total cost competitiveness
  • customer service support
  • proactively involving new packaging, processes, channels of supply, and communication

“Berry Plastics is proud of our long-standing partnership with TricorBraun,” said Frank Cassidy, Distribution Vice President of Berry Plastics’ Rigid Closed Top Division. “Through this partnership, we have had the opportunity to combine our expertise when designing, developing, and supplying innovative packaging products to leading CPG companies."

"In the past, it was difficult to determine a ‘TricorBraun Vendor of the Year’ and recognize one vendor as it might have been viewed more as a popularity contest than an actual measure of day-to-day vendor performance,” said Mark Polivka, TricorBraun’s Vice President of Supply Chain Management. “However, with the implementation of our vendor performance report system we have good objective data to back up our claim of ‘TricorBraun Vendor of the Year,’ and thus would like to congratulate Berry Plastics for winning this coveted ‘Vendor of the Year’ award for 2014 based on a solid performance and strong partnership.”

About Berry Plastics
Berry Plastics Group, Inc. is a leading provider of value-added plastic consumer packaging and engineered materials delivering high-quality customized solutions to our customers with annual net sales of $5.0 billion in fiscal 2014. With world headquarters in Evansville, Indiana, the Company’s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BERY. For additional information, visit the Company’s website at www.berryplastics.com.

About TricorBraun
TricorBraun’s primary focus is designing, sourcing and supplying bottles, jars and other packaging components for personal care, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, health care, food and beverage, pet and vet, and industrial and household chemicals. It has more than 40 offices globally and has one of the largest inventories of rigid packaging components worldwide.

Source: Berry Plastics Group, Inc.

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