Sainsbury’s has been named British Turkey Retailer of the Year. The supermarket was commended by judges at the British Turkey Awards this week for the breadth of its range, which includes 1kg bags of breast fillets and ready-seasoned thigh joints for economical roasts, as well as its free-range and standard offers.

Meanwhile, Waitrose was praised by judges for its clear labelling on usage, nutrition and provenance. Lincs Turkeys won best Christmas turkey for its Fresh Lincolnshire offering, while Tesco’s Christmas Fresh Family Turkey Breast and Thigh Joint was named best Christmas convenience product and Kelly Turkeys’ KellyBronze won the award for premium Christmas product.

“The quality and variety of British turkey products available all year round on the supermarket shelves is at an all-time high,” said a British Turkey Federation spokeswoman.