the grocer golds
An innocent question by the young pilot may possibly have confused both of us, ‘what are you like flying in small planes Mr Jones?’ I answered no problem thinking he was asking if I was comfortable travelling in a 2 seater plane, but alas as soon as we took off he said ‘you can take over now’, so for the next 30 minutes Wales’ equivalent to the Red Arrows was weaving down the coast from Gisborne to Hawkes Bay.
Up to nearly 90 wines thought to represent the very best of what Vin de France can offer have been picked by a trade panel to help promote Vin de France in key export markets like the UK.
On Wednesday evening the great and the good of the grocery industry gathered for The Grocer Gold Awards ceremony 2012, at London’s Guildhall.
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The cynics who doubted Britain’s number one lager brand could stretch into cider have been eating their hats in droves.
Can anyone steal Booker’s crown? It’s won this award an incredible three years on the bounce, and for the fourth time in five years.
Brand Match was not the first price-matching scheme to market. But it’s surely had the biggest impact since its launch in October 2011.
Despite being Britain’s biggest crisps brand, Walkers hasn’t forgotten that it’s the little things in life that count when it comes to trade relationships.
Male skincare brand Bulldog scored a real coup this year when it entered that last bastion of masculinity, Australia.
It’s SMART by name and smart by nature for The Co-operative Group’s Store Merchandising And Replenishment Transformation initiative.
Aldi has had its ups and its downs since its arrival in 1990, but in its 21st year, it’s clear the German discounter has come of age.
“Belvita has effectively created a new product category,” commented one of our judges, and it’s hard to argue.
Every year the result is the same. And the winning retailer makes it look incredibly easy.
Morrisons or Asda usually win this award, but last year Tesco upset the apple-cart when it clinched the trophy.
Booker became the highest-ranking wholesaler in the government’s Carbon Reduction Commitment rankings last year.
It may have been a year of missed financial targets for Tesco, but it’s had no such problems on the environmental front.
Morrisons hit its first bump in the road when its sales growth was slightly lower than the City expected over the Christmas period.
Morrisons completes a hat-trick of wins as the industry’s best employer.
They are the next generation of retailers who are shaking up the convenience sector with their trailblazing ideas.
No-one could accuse Sainsbury’s of thinking small.
This award has been dominated in the past by Tesco and Ocado, but Sainsbury’s has made major strides on a number of fronts.
GlaxoSmithKline claimed a scientific breakthrough with Sensodyne Repair & Protect last year.
Last year was a big one for the Leeds-based manufacturer.
Prices are on the up in the home baking aisle despite the soaring influence of the discounters. Can the new Bake Off series sustain growth?
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