Sysco Corporation’s e-Commerce platform, Supplies on the Fly, has entered a partnership with Frieda’s Specialty Produce.

The partnership, which directly connects Frieda’s to foodservice operators across the country, will aim to offer next-day delivery of specialty and exotic produce items to customers across the US.

Supplies on the Fly provides restaurant supplies and equipment exclusively to Sysco customers. It offers more than 170,000 restaurant essentials such as tableware, specialty food and beverages, disposables, kitchen supplies and heavy equipment.

Sysco merchandising senior vice-president Brian Todd said: “We are excited about our partnership with Frieda’s Specialty Produce, a women-owned, family-run specialty fruit and vegetable business that has inspired new food experiences for over 50 years.

“This partnership directly connects Frieda’s to foodservice operators across the country and together we have the opportunity to inspire new food experiences for customers.”

“This partnership demonstrates our commitment to being our customers’ most valued and trusted business partner by expanding our portfolio of innovative and on-trend products that provide our customers with an opportunity to differentiate their menus and businesses.”

Customers from across the US can choose from more than 150 specialty and exotic produce items, which will be delivered in special packaging.

Frieda president and chief executive officer Karen Caplan said: “Frieda’s is excited to join the Supplies on the Fly family. This partnership directly connects Frieda’s to foodservice operators across the country and together we have the opportunity to inspire new food experiences for customers.”

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