ADM Food Oils Group Named 2006 North America Supplier of the Year by Frito-Lay

ADM Food Oils Group Named 2006 North America Supplier of the Year by Frito-Lay


Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) Food Oils Group will receive the prestigious Frito-Lay North America Supplier of the Year Award for the fifth consecutive year.

The Food Oils Group will be recognized for its continued innovation in the areas of customer service, production, research and product development, supply chain, and risk management at an awards banquet on March 29 in Plano, Texas.

"It is an honor to be recognized by Frito-Lay as supplier of the year," said John Rice, Executive Vice President, ADM Global Marketing and Risk Management. "This award signifies ADM's dedication to our customers in helping them meet today’s consumer demands and envisioning their future needs."

The ADM Food Oils Group produces a variety of oils including: soy, NuSun®* mid-oleic sunflower oil, cotton, corn, canola, palm, and coconut oils as well as the new NovaLipid™ line of zero/low trans fat oils. ADM’s vast oil portfolio, technical support and application expertise has made the Company the premier supplier of food oils.

About ADM

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) is a world leader in agricultural processing and fermentation technology. ADM is one of the world's largest processors of soybeans, corn, wheat and cocoa. ADM is also a leader in the production of soy meal and oil, ethanol, corn sweeteners and flour. In addition, ADM produces value-added food and feed ingredients. Headquartered in Decatur, Illinois, ADM has over 25,000 employees, more than 250 processing plants and net sales for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2005 of $35.9 billion. Additional information can be found on ADM's Web site at

*NuSun is a registered trademark of National Sunflower Association.

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