CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--Kenco Logistics, North America’s leading third-party logistics provider, today announced the company has been named the Top Woman Owned Supplier by its customer, General Mills. This award is a new form of recognition from General Mills and will be presented at an awards ceremony in early March. Kenco provides a range of logistics services for General Mills.
“We are honored to be recognized as a top woman-owned supplier by General Mills,” said Denis Reilly, President & CEO, Kenco Logistics. “At Kenco, we understand the value of women in the workplace, and have many hardworking women in leadership roles advising clients and supporting Kenco’s continued industry leadership in innovation and service.”
With a workforce that is 30% female, Kenco is committed to creating a company culture that promotes diversity in the workplace. Kenco is also WBENC certified, qualifying 100% of spend with Kenco as Tier-1 diversity spend and demonstrating the company’s dedication to fostering partnerships that improve the business and drive value for clients.
"At General Mills, we’re committed to establishing and growing relationships with certified diverse suppliers,” said Paul Marrs, global responsible sourcing manager. “These partnerships foster job creation and economic development for underrepresented groups while also providing us with innovative thinking and market insights about our increasingly diverse consumers.”
Kenco provides integrated logistics solutions that include distribution and fulfillment, comprehensive transportation management, material handling services, real estate management and information technology—all engineered for Operational Excellence. Woman-owned and financially strong, Kenco has built lasting customer relationships for almost 70 years. Kenco’s focus is on common sense solutions that drive uncommon value. Also, connect with Kenco on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and the Kenco Blog.
About General Mills
General Mills is a leading global food company that serves the world by making food people love. Its brands include Cheerios, Annie’s, Yoplait, Nature Valley, Häagen-Dazs, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Old El Paso, Wanchai Ferry, Yoki, BLUE and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, General Mills generated fiscal 2019 net sales of U.S. $16.9 billion. In addition, General Mills’ share of non-consolidated joint venture net sales totaled U.S. $1.0 billion.