Biscuits and Cakes UBUK

It was praised for its category management and service levels. It has strong account management and excellent NPD, says one buyer.

Meat, fish & Poultry Lyons Seafood

The company's strength in NPD and its readiness to develop new ranges for its retail partners made it stand out from the crowd.

Chilled Foods and Ready Meals Tulip

Tulip claimed the title thanks to its consistent service levels and proactive account management, and collaboration with customers.

Confectionery Tangerine

Although it's been on the acquisition trail, Tangerine hasn't let its growth jeopardise its customer relations and consistent account management.

Canned Premier Foods

Premier has retained the title of best own-label canned supplier thanks to its understanding of the category and the value for money it offers.

Alcohol Constellation Europe

Constellation won plaudits for its "unique supply arrangement". The Gaymer Cider Company was also given a mention for its availability.

Soft drinks Gerber Juice Company

Gerber Juice Company has a "strong promotion package, product development and good service", according to one multiple buyer.

Bread and morning goods: Premier Foods

RHM's British Bakeries arm was nominated by suppliers for its ability to work with retailers and its account management skills.

Soup Bakkavor Mariner

Its crisis management skills stood, says commercial manager Sarah Thorneley, in the way it dealt with a problem with one of its suppliers.

Frozen Foods Hill Station

Ice cream supplier Hill Station was praised by buyers for its consistent quality and value for money as well as its work in NPD.

Hot beverages Fine Foods International

FFI was a clear winner for its year-round promotional support, ability to manage costs and flexibility when dealing with different customers.

Household and Personal Care Jeyes

Jeyes beat McBride to become this year's winner in the household category, impressing retailers with its range extensions.

Dairy and yellow fats Robert Wiseman

"Good account management and supportive of our business through a turbulent 2007 for the dairy market," says one buyer.