Braga Fresh Awarded with Walmart Supplier of the Year in the Produce Category
- by Jordan Okumura
SOLEDAD, CA - Braga Fresh, a third-generation farming family, and a visionary leader in the produce industry, has been scooping up supplier awards left and right. The grower recently nabbed a National Special Recognition Supplier Award from Whole Foods, and has now announced another award, this time from Walmart as Supplier of the Year in Produce.
“We are incredibly honored to have received this award. It was only made possible by the everyday dedication and drive from our entire team,” said Rod Braga, President and CEO. “It all begins with our farming, from harvesting, cooling, and processing, to sales and logistics, every link in the chain is important. My family has been farming since the 1920s, but we only began marketing under Josie’s Organics and Braga Farms in 2013. Being named the Supplier of the Year by Walmart, who we deliver to nationwide, makes us extremely proud of our 1,400 team members.”
According to a press release, the award was announced at the 2020 Walmart Supplier Growth Forum in Rogers, Arkansas, and Braga was also nominated for “Supplier of the Year” in the broader Food Category.
“I need to thank Nicholas DaCosta, President of Braga Foods specifically. Braga Foods focuses on our fresh-cut, value-added line of products. Nicholas and his team have led our partnership with Walmart bringing an everyday pursuit of excellence,” Braga continued.
Nicholas DaCosta, President of Braga Foods, added, “Being grower-owned allows us to control all aspects of our business. Our partners are our top priority, we strive for excellence by providing everyday supply, top quality, the highest food safety practices, and great customer service from the field to distribution centers."
Farming for nearly a century, Braga, a vertically-integrated company, continues to mix innovation with tradition to grow and ship premium quality salads and vegetables worldwide. The third Braga generation continues to uphold its high standards of quality to ensure fresh and wholesome vegetables. Braga Fresh produces premium quality vegetables, value-added vegetables, premium salad kits, baby leaf blends, and baby lettuces. The grower brings its expertise, authenticity, and standard of integrity to the retail market through the premium brands Braga Farms and Josie’s Organics.
Congratulations to Braga Fresh on yet another prestigious supplier award!