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Duke Brands Honored with South Carolina Excellence in Business Award

The South Carolina Business Awards has recognized Duke Brands as a 2018 recipient of the SC Excellence in Business Award, as well as one of the 25 Fastest Growing Companies in South Carolina

Greenville, SC —Duke Brands is honored to be the recipient of the SC Excellence in Business award given by the South Carolina Business Awards. This award is presented to companies that show an outstanding commitment to community involvement, client retention, employee satisfaction and philanthropy. Duke Brands was one of four businesses in the State of South Carolina to receive this prestigious award.

Per the SC Business Awards own description, the award is for companies demonstrating “creativity, commitment, experience and strong leadership [that] has helped them achieve success in an increasingly challenging corporate climate.” President and CEO, Andrew Smart, of Duke Brands was bestowed this award for the 2018 awards presentation. Areas highlighted that led to Duke Brands being selected were the deep level of community involvement that is core to the Duke Brands mission, and the number of partner organizations that Duke Brands supports through philanthropic efforts.

Employee growth and revenue growth were also key considerations for the Excellence in Business Award. Company growth has stemmed from existing customer expansion and new customer growth, alongside the debut of several new private product lines to the market. In addition to the Excellence in Business Award, Duke Brands also was honored as on of the Top 25 Fastest Growing Companies in SC at the awards ceremony.

“We are thrilled to be selected as a recipient of the Excellence in Business Award,” shared Andrew Smart, Duke Brands President and CEO.  “At Duke Brands we place a great deal of emphasis on service in everything we do, and to see the benefits that our team’s service can be to the community and to our own employees is a great blessing.”

Duke Brands consists of Duke Foods in Easley, SC, Duke Sandwich Company in Greenville, SC, and a portfolio of privately-owned food brand lines. Duke Brands is headquartered in Downtown Greenville, across from Falls Park overlooking the Reedy River.

About Duke Brands

A culinary tradition since 1917, Duke Foods is one of the top industrial food manufacturers of branded and private label products in the Southeast. The company specializes in “homemade” quality foods such as dips, spreads and desserts, producing both bakery and ready-to-eat products from its single facility, which is level II Safe Quality Food Program certified.

Duke Foods’ rich heritage began 100 years ago in Greenville SC, with Eugenia Duke. who made delicious sandwiches with a special family mayonnaise recipe. Today, that legacy endures with foods that continue to connect people across a table, across miles and across generations. The company’s products are truly Prepared to be Shared.

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