After weeks scrutinising hundreds of entries across 32 categories, our expert judges have picked the final shortlist for The Grocer Gold Awards 2022

The awards, which recognise the very best standards in grocery retail, will celebrate the extraordinary achievements of companies and individuals during another challenging year for the sector.

“With the help of nine panels of expert judges we’ve whittled down hundreds of entries to present the Gold Awards shortlist,” said Adam Leyland, editor-in-chief of The Grocer.

“It’s an exceptional list, speaking to some exceptional performances across this vast and varied industry, from startups to industry giants. Now the countdown to the big night can begin.

“It’s sure to be a sellout once again. Hosted this year by Sir Trevor McDonald, the awards will be held at Guildhall, the stunning medieval building in the City of London, on 14 June. So hurry. Tickets will go fast!”

In addition to the categories below, there will be awards for The Grocer 33 and Britain’s Favourite Supermarket announced on the night.

As with all such events, tickets are limited, and bookers can apply to attend via an online form. To register your interest for tickets, click here


The finalists are:


Drinks Brand of the Year

Caleño Drinks

Henry Westons Cider

Jubel Beer


The Spirit of Manchester Distillery


Soft Drinks Brand of the Year

Belvoir Farm

Coca-Cola Zero Sugar

Dash Water

Moju Drinks


Food Brand of the Year

Birds Eye Green Cuisine

Charlie Bigham’s



Little Moons

Mindful Chef

The Jolly Hog



SME Brand of the Year

Applied Nutrition


Bol Foods

Moju Drinks

My Fabulosa

The Skinny Food Co.


Household Goods Brand of the Year







Own-Label Range of the Year

Barista Bar - Henderson Foodservice

Duchy Organic - Waitrose & Partners

Nourish - Wm Morrison Supermarkets

Percy Pig - M&S

Tesco Finest - Tesco

The Levantine Table - Waitrose & Partners


Entrepreneur of the Year

Harris Aslam – Eros Retail

Sony Bihal - Time Wholesale Services

Mark Livings - Lyre’s

Sean Ramsden - Ramsden International

Howard and Vivien Wong - Little Moons


Factory Manager of the Year

Stephen McComb – Finnebrogue Bacon Factory

Angela Whatling – Heck Foods

Zaggy Zachariou – Dalehead Foods Linton


Store Manager of the Year

Sarah Brown – Sainsbury’s Darnley Mains Road, Glasgow

Ryan John – Morrisons Pentre-chwyth, Swansea

Collette McSorely – Asda New Mart Road, Edinburgh

Jon Pearcy – Waitrose Churchill Way, Salisbury

Rebecca Taylor – Tesco Toxteth, Liverpool

Joe Young – Aldi Northumberland Park, Newcastle Upon Tyne


Business Initiative of the Year

Jacksons Bakery - Retail Own-Label Bakery Contract

Princes and KCIR - Innovation Partnership

Serve Legal - New Product Development


Consumer Initiative of the Year

Asda - Produce Reinvention

Birds Eye Green Cuisine - Proud to Power Team GB

Co-op - Co-op26

Ocado Retail - Good News Just for You

Spar UK - Pick of the Bunch

Weetabix & The FA - 2022 Activation


E-commerce Initiative of the Year

Asda - Delivery as a Service

Co-op - Rise of Rapid Kerb to Kitchen Grocery Deliveries

Criteo & PepsiCo - Walking the Retail Media Talk

Iceland Foods – Iceland App Digitising Loyalty

Wiltshire Farm Foods – Wiltshire Farm Foods App


Supply Chain Initiative of the Year

Delphis Eco - Collaborate to Zero

Tesco and Arla Foods - Boxed Milk

Valpak – Driven by Tomorrow

Zeus Labs - Zeus


Sustainability Initiative of the Year

Finnebrogue Artisan - Foundation Earth on-pack eco-scores

Lidl GB - Eco-Score Labelling

Morrisons – Net Zero Agri 2030

Podback – Coffee Pod Recycling

Suntory Food and Beverage - Progression, Not Perfection

Tesco - Greener Transport

Waitrose & Partners - Sheep to Sleep

Wild Cosmetics - Wild

Wyke Farms - Good Cheddar Needn’t Cost The Earth


Technology Initiative of the Year

Aldi - Shop & Go

B2B Store – ecommerce platform

Get More Vits & AIM (Action Insight Management) - Knowing the future

Nectar360 - The Digital Trading Platform

Tesco - GetGo


Waste Not Want Not Award

Abel & Cole - One Box, One Portion

Gousto - Gousto, DPD & Fareshare Partnership

Iceland - Fresh or Free Guarantee

Simply Doughnuts – Waste reduction

Tesco - Reducing Food Waste

Worldwide Fruit & The Bread and Butter Thing - A Fruitful Partnership


Employer of the Year


Arla Foods UK


JW Filshill

Lidl GB

Ocado Retail



William Jackson Food Group


Exporter of the Year

Dash Water





Start-up of the Year

Caleño Drinks





Zeus Labs


Online Supermarket of the Year


Iceland Foods

Ocado Retail



Specialist Online Retailer of the Year

Abel & Cole



Mindful Chef

The Ethical Butcher


Independent Retail Chain of the Year

Eros Retail

Henderson Retail

MSP & Nobel Group


Symbol/Franchise Retailer of the Year


JW Filshill

Nisa Retail

One Stop

Parfetts Go Local



National Wholesaler of the Year




Henderson Foodservice

JJ Foodservice


Regional & Specialist Wholesaler of the Year

CJ Lang

JW Filshill



Time Wholesale Services


The Grocer of the Year



M&S Food

Ocado Retail




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