( Courtesy Sun-Maid )

Dried fruit cooperative Sun-Maid Growers of California, Kingsburg, has been named one of the U.S. Best Managed Companies.

It’s the inaugural award for the U.S. Sun-Maid was recognized in the consumer products division. Founded in 1912, the cooperative is known for its consumer brand and dried fruit ingredients for cereal and other products, according to a news release.

"This achievement belongs to the entire Sun-Maid organization — from the cooperative of multi-generational family farmers to the talented teams who work in all our facilities and corporate offices," Harry Overly, president and CEO, said in a release. "It was an amazing honor to be nominated, then selected after the rigorous application process.”

The U.S. Best Managed Companies program is sponsored by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal. Private companies with annual revenues of at least $250 million were considered for the recognition, which evaluated strategy, execution, culture and financials.

Overly joined the company in 2017, with a focus on reinvigorating the brand with a new marketing strategy targeting millennials, according to the release.

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Submitted by Raisin man on Thu, 06/18/2020 - 17:48

Sunmaid is probably the worst managed ag company in the country. Looks like they are getting props before they go public and disolve the grower cooperative.