The second annual Grocer Branded Excellence Awards are now open for entries.

With categories ranging from Best Bagged Snack to Best Cooking Sauce, the awards recognise excellence across the industry and provide valuable feedback through a judging process, involving consumers and experts.

The Brandies, sponsored by SHS Sales & Marketing, are the sister event to The Grocer Own Label Excellence Awards.

The awards are open to existing products and all new products as long as they are commercially available and not in development. Finalists and winners can use the logo on communications and packaging and there will be PR opportunities as well as coverage in The Grocer.

The deadline for entry is 27 June and winners will be announced in February 2009. To enter your product or for further information, call Jennifer Lee on 01293 610354 or visit