Setting the gold standard

It’s been another hugely challenging year for food and drink, with price wars, inflation, Brexit, the sugar tax, business rates, the living wage, and the ever shifting digital landscape to contend with. Yet as the 27 winners of our Grocer Gold Awards have shown, this industry has responded brilliantly ...

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Tesco crowned Grocer of the Year at Gold Awards

15 Jun 2017 | By The Grocer News Team

Tesco’s award capped a dazzling evening at the magnificent Guildhall in London

grocer of the year

Tesco CEO Dave Lewis

Tesco takes the top award with turnaround Subscription

14 Jun 2017

Of the many tough decisions the judges had to make, the final one of the night “was probably the toughest”

favourite supermarket

Alessandra Bellini, Tesco chief customer officer

Consistency is name of the game for Tesco Subscription

14 Jun 2017

The furore over the launch of its so-called “fake farm” brands doesn’t appear to have bothered customers…

gold award winners

  • Branded supplier of the year

    14 Jun 2017

    Procter & Gamble topped the poll in two separate categories – Household and Health and Beauty – in the first round

  • Own-Label Supplier of the year

    14 Jun 2017

    A “best in class supplier in terms of category management, NPD, commercial awareness, supply chain and marketing”

  • Own-label range of the year Subscription

    14 Jun 2017

    Judges hailed the “impressive scale”, “clarity of offer” and “formidable execution”

  • Consumer initiative of the year Subscription

    14 Jun 2017

    The brief was simple: relaunch Purdey’s and drive sales among 25 to 45-year-olds

green initiative of the year

Matt Billinghurst, PepsiCo sales director

Farmers slash carbon and water in PepsiCo project Subscription

14 Jun 2017

PepsiCo’s five-year project to cut carbon emissions and water use for British potato farmers was “compelling”

store manager of the year

Dave Curness, Sainsbury’s Redhill

Store manager of the year Subscription

14 Jun 2017

The sheer scale of the challenges facing Dave Curness would have sent a lesser store manager away for a good cry

gold award winners

  • Business initiative of the year Subscription

    14 Jun 2017

    Iceland’s £2m investment in a new developmental kitchen last year has been fundamental to its transformational journey…

  • Grocer 33 price award Subscription

    14 Jun 2017

    Asda’s margin of victory was not as comfortable as it has enjoyed in previous years

  • Grocer 33 availability award Subscription

    14 Jun 2017

    You can be as cheap as chips and do service with a smile, but if the product isn’t on shelf everything else is irrelevant

  • Grocer 33 Service award Subscription

    14 Jun 2017

    You do not win this award five years in a row through luck

wholesaler of the year

Booker CEO Charles Wilson

'It's impossible not to give this award to Booker' Subscription

14 Jun 2017

Booker has now won this award for seven of the last eight years. And in 2017 it faced its strongest competition ever…

gold award winners

  • Symbol of the year Subscription

    14 Jun 2017

    After four years in decline Booker’s acquisition has transformed the fortunes of Budgens

  • Independent retail chain of the year Subscription

    14 Jun 2017

    Henderson’s 80-store retail operation is “utterly consistent and impressive”

  • Online supermarket of the year Subscription

    14 Jun 2017

    Iceland demonstrated “fantastic effort, ambition and creativity in how to appeal to customers

  • Logistics supplier of the year Subscription

    14 Jun 2017

    The logistics arm of McVitie’s owner Pladis has been on a transformational journey over the last four years

  • Technology supplier of the year Subscription

    14 Jun 2017

    Food safety is deadly serious of course, but compliance can also be boring and monotonous

  • Specialist online retailer of the year Subscription

    14 Jun 2017

    Taking home a Grocer Gold award for four years in a row is no mean feat. But HelloFresh has done it again this year

  • Exporter of the year Subscription

    14 Jun 2017

    Eat Natural has grown exports of its fruit and nut bars to account for a significant 28% of turnover

  • Employer of the year Subscription

    14 Jun 2017

    Its graduate scheme is where Aldi shines. With a starting salary of £42,000, rising to £73,450 after four years, Aldi is quite clear its graduates will earn every penny

brand of the year

Charles Rolls, co-founder, Fever Tree

Fever-Tree mixes with the big boys... and wins Subscription

14 Jun 2017

Fever-Tree has grown up. Last year it was voted SME brand of the year. Now it’s mixing with the big boys

waste not want not award

George Gordon, UK & ROI communications director & Mark Little, head of sustainability

Tesco shows leadership on food waste prevention Subscription

14 Jun 2017

Minimising food waste is “embedded” in the Tesco business, said our judges

gold award winners

  • Drinks retailer of the year Subscription

    14 Jun 2017

    Judges praised Conviviality Retail for its “strong corporate story and loyalty to its discount roots”

  • Entrepreneur of the year Subscription

    14 Jun 2017

    Fuel 10K’s Barney Mauleverer has done a “fabulous job” in building up the protein breakfast brand into a serious player

  • SME brand of the year Subscription

    14 Jun 2017

    From the deliciousness of the product, to its superb service and marketing, there is a lot to love about The Collective

  • Food-to-go retailer of the year Subscription

    14 Jun 2017

    Greggs has undergone a truly “impressive transformation of its product offer” said our judges…

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