The winner will be announced on May 7.
Hancock's Cash and Carry said a month-long customer research project had shown three quarters of its customers in growth. The company said it would use results to improve customer service and inform marketing and promotions.
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Shrewd positioning and keeping shelves stocked can boost milk sales by 3% according to a study by the Milk Development Council, Dairy Crest and IGD.
Martin Davey, chief executive of Yorkshire food manufacturer Cranswick, has been named Entrepreneur of the Year at the London Stock Exchange's awards in London.