Best in Class Allied Bakeries Account management skills 7.33 Reliability of deliveries 6.66 Consistency of product quality 6.66 Value for money 7.33 Ability to work with retailer on the own label brand 6.33 New product development skills 6.33 Crisis management skills 5.66 Total 46.3 Also nominated Avana Bakeries, British Bakeries, Kears (Starbake), Laurens Patisserie, Le Pain Croustillant, Pride Valley nominated by the top buyers at Asda, Booker, Co-operative Group, Londis, Nisa-Today's, Safeway, Sainsbury, Somerfield and Tesco, in exclusive research carried out by The Grocer between February and April 2001 {{FEATURES }}