This year’s biggest winner at The Grocer Gold Awards bagged an impressive four accolades…
In a sector as fiercely competitive as grocery and FMCG, The Grocer Gold Awards are a prestigious marker of quality, innovation, and success within the market.
Now that the 2023 awards have been and gone, let’s take a deep dive into the big winners:
- The Grocer Gold’s most successful grocery brand.
- Other Grocer Gold-winning brands.
- Award-winning career paths.
The Grocer Gold’s most successful grocery brand
At The Grocer Gold Awards ceremony which, this year, was held in the iconic Royal Albert Hall, one brand was celebrated across more categories than others.
The awards in general aim to recognise outstanding achievement in the areas of service, initiative, and overall commitment to the FMCG industry. Asda, clearly, embodied all three, and earned itself four top honours as a result:
- Own Label Range of the Year, for the budget-friendly Asda Just Essentials range.
- Consumer Initiative of the Year, for the Kids Eat for £1 Café Meals.
- Online Supermarket of the Year, for its continued commitment to growth.
- The Grocer 33 Price Award, which Asda has now won 26 years in a row!
Other award-winning brands
Beyond Asda’s accolades, there were another 30 awards handed out.
It was a great night for the sector as a whole, with 28 recipients receiving well-deserved recognition. This included big prizes for more of Britain’s biggest supermarket brands.
Tesco, the supermarket with the biggest market share, bagged three awards, including Sustainability Initiative of the Year and eCommerce Initiative of the Year. Meanwhile, Sainsbury’s picked up The Grocer 33 Availability Award, and Store Manager of the Year went to Laura Smith of Sainsbury’s Upton. This year’s Grocer 33 Service Award went to Waitrose for the third year running. The prize for Employer of the Year went to Aldi, AKA the UK’s favourite supermarket.
“Against the backdrop of soaring price inflation, this premium grocery retailer is achieving miracles…”
Let’s give it up for the rest of the 2023 winners:
- Soft Drinks Brand of the Year:
- Drinks Brand of the Year: Lucky Saint.
- Food Brand of the Year: Hellmann’s.
- SME Brand of the Year: Applied Nutrition.
- Household Goods Brand of the Year:
- Health & Beauty Brand of the Year: Wild Cosmetics.
- Specialist Online Retailer of the Year: Abel & Cole.
- Entrepreneur of the Year: Charlie Bigham – Bigham’s.
- Exporter of the Year: Little Moons.
- Start-Up of the Year: Bold Bean Co.
- Recycling Initiative of the Year: Ocado Retail and Polytag.
- Supply Chain Initiative of the Year: Automated Packing Line – Kepak Consumer Foods.
- Technology Initiative of the Year: Nectar360 & Unilever.
- Independent Retail Chain of the Year: Tout’s.
- Symbol/Franchise Retailer of the Year: Premier – Booker.
- National Wholesaler of the Year:
- Specialist Wholesaler of the Year: Cotswold Fayre.
- Regional Wholesaler of the Year: Henderson Wholesale.
- Supplier of the Year: Britvic Soft Drinks.
- Own-Label Supplier of the Year: Albert Bartlett.
- Waste Not Want Not Award: Westfalia Fruit UK.
Award-winning career paths
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