The Grocer Gold Awards 2017 shortlist

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With 20 categories - including two new awards - our judges worked through numerous impressive entries last week, engaging in lively and sometimes heated debate before selecting the shortlist for this year’s Grocer Gold Awards. To be held at London’s historic Guildhall on Tuesday 13 June, hosted by Rory Bremner, here’s who’s up for a coveted award - including the 23 winners of our Supplier of the Year competition, who automatically qualify for one of two awards

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Brand of the Year 

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Last year’s brand of the year was Alpro

BrewDog - BrewDog

Charlie Bigham’s - Bighams

Coca-Cola Zero Sugar - Coca-Cola European Partners

Fever-Tree - Fever-Tree

Innocent Drinks - Innocent Drinks

Oreo - Mondelez International

 


Business Initiative of the Year

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Oakland won in 2016 for a brilliant food waste initiative

Co-op - Co-op Integrated Calf Scheme

English Tea Shop UK - English Tea Shop

Iceland - The Iceland Kitchen

RELEX Solutions - East of England Co-op and Relex Solutions

 

 

 


Employer of the Year

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Suma Wholefoods won employer of the year in 2016

Aldi UK

Bel UK

Johnson & Johnson

Lidl UK

Morrisons

 




Drinks Retailer of the Year

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Conviviality scooped the award last year. Can it do so again?

31Dover.com

Conviviality Retail

 

 

 

 





Consumer Initiative of the Year

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Waitrose won in 2016 with Pick Your Own

Britvic - Purdey’s

Lidl UK - My Lidl

SCA - Bodyform Pink Ticket Campaign

Tesco - Free Fruit for Kids

 






Entrepreneur of the Year

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Henrietta Morrison from Lily’s Kitchen won in 2016

Amelia Harvey - The Collective

Barney Mauleverer - Fuel10K

Cat Gazzoli - Piccolo

Di Walker - Karro Food Group

 






Exporter of the Year

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Exporter of the Year in 2016 was won by Fentimans

Carrs Foods International

Eat Natural

Kiddylicious

Propercorn

 

 




Food To Go Retailer of the Year

gold award

This new award reflects the growth and importance of food to go

Blakemore Retail

Co-op

Greggs

Itsu

Morrisons

 





Supplier of the Year - branded - what the buyers say

 

alcohol

Alcohol - AB InBev “Strong choice of products and NPD, excellent support”

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Ambient - Tilda “Great innovation and proactive account management”

warburtons

Bakery - Warburtons “Leading in innovation and driving growth in bakery”

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Cereal - Weetabix “Committed to the health trend and outline strategy in good time”

arla

Chilled - Arla “Industry-leading category management, collaborative approach”

Mars

Confectionery - Mars “Strong NPD, exclusives and promotional strategy”

the collective

Dairy - The Collective “The products are quality, they understand the market and are on trend”

magnum

Frozen - Unilever “Leaders in all aspects of the ice cream category”

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Fruit & veg - Albert Bartlett “Superb product portfolio backed by category knowledge and robust varietal and product development”

Olay

Health & beauty - P&G “Good proactive people who work with us on our goals.”

fairy

Household - P&G “Excellent collaborators, great marketing and in-store support to drive customer interactions with the stores.”

Princes

Meat, fish & poultry - Princes “Worked well with us to reduce case sizes and in- store merchandising.”

doritos

Snacks - PepsiCo “Reliable, cooperative, innovative, lots of category insight”

coca cola

Soft drinks - CCE “Outstanding collaboration from all areas of the business”

 


Green Initiative of the Year 

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Wyke Farms scooped Green Initiative in 2016

Aldi - UK carbon reduction

Booker Group - Waste prevention

Greenvale AP - Green 20

Mars UK - The Moy Wind Farm

PepsiCo - 50 in 5

 




Independent Retail Chain of the Year 

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Blakemore won Gold for Independent chain in 2016

As Nature Intended

Blakemore Retail

Chartman

Henderson Retail

The Paul Stone Group of Companies

The Proudfoot Group




Logistics Supplier of the Year 

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The Grocer Gold for logistics went to iForce in 2016

Fowler Welch

Oakland International and Spar UK

Pladis

 








SME Brand of the Year 

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Fever-Tree won Gold in 2016. It’s up for brand of the year in 2017

Cawston Press - Cawston Press

Fentimans - Fentimans

Little Dish - Little Dish

Pots & Co - Pots & Co

Propercorn - Propercorn

The Collective - Epicurean Dairy UK

 




Own-Label Range of the Year 

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Aldi won Gold for its Mamia baby range in 2016

Booth’s ready meals - EH Booth & Co

Little Angels - Asda

Specially Selected - Aldi UK

The Best - Morrisons

Waitrose 1 - Waitrose

 




Online Supermarket of the Year 

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Pure play specialist Ocado won last year

Iceland

Morrisons

Ocado

Tesco









Supplier of the Year - own label - what the buyers say

alcohol

Alcohol - Liberty “Flexible and insightful. Liberty Wines have really worked alongside us in a positive and collaborative way to achieve what we need to, and deliver various options”

ambient

Ambient - LDH “An extremely proactive, innovative and very collaborative own-label supplier”

cereal bowl

Cereal - De-Vau-Ge “A great all-round supplier with great people”

chilled

Chilled - Greencore “A best-in-class example in terms of category management, new product development, commercial awareness, an effective supply chain, and marketing”

confectionery

Confectionery - No outright winner emerged in this category

dairy

Dairy - Yeo Valley “They consistently come forward with quality new product development”

frozen

Frozen - Northcoast Seafoods “A very collaborative, forward-thinking partner”

fruit & veg

Fruit & veg - Greenvale “Greenvale has a state-of-the-market packing facility, excellent account management and a focus on product quality”

health and beauty

Health & beauty - No outright winner emerged in this category

household

Household - No outright winner emerged in this category

meat

Meat, fish & poultry - Anglo Beef Processors “High-calibre team, good category support, strong NPD”

drink

Soft drinks - Cott “Displayed innovation, insight and focus on sugar reduction”

 


The Grocer of the Year 

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Aldi made it three wins in four years in 2016

Aldi UK

Iceland

Lidl UK

Morrisons

Tesco

 




Waste Not Want Not Award (new) 

Waste Not Want Not logo

Aldi UK - Aldi Stores

Asda - Asda Wonky Veg Box

Melton Foods with Veris Strategies

Tesco - Tesco

 




Wholesaler of the Year 

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Booker won wholesaler of the year in 2016

Bestway Wholesale

Bidfood

Booker

CTC Wholesalers

Conviviality

 




Technology Supplier of the Year 

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JJ Food Service won in 2016 thanks to its smartphone app

Blue Yonder Software

Elevaate

Epos Now

Shield Safety Group

Zapper

 





Symbol/Franchise Convenience Retailer of the Year 

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SimplyFresh won this hotly contested award in 2016

Best-one

Budgens

Conviviality Retail

Londis

Nisa Retail

One Stop Franchise

SimplyFresh

Spar UK

 


Specialist Online Retailer of the Year 

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Hello Fresh made it a hat trick in 2016. Will it win again in 2017?

Gousto

HelloFresh

LighterLife

Mindful Chef





 

 

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