The Grocer Gold Awards 2019 finalists

Brand of the Year

Alpro – Alpro

Birds Eye – Nomad

Mini Babybel® – Bel UK

Mr Kipling – Premier Foods

Zoflora – Thornton & Ross

 

Business Initiative of the Year

Flagship Store Programme – A.F. Blakemore & Son

Get Set to Eat Fresh – Aldi UK

Driving awareness of Taylors of Harrogate coffee capsules – Capture Agency

Closer to where you are – Co-op

 

Concession of the Year

COOK – COOK Trading

Skwishee – Skwishee

Sushi Daily – KellyDeli

Unearthed – Winterbotham Darby & Co

 

Consumer Initiative of the Year

Budweiser, World Cup – AB InBev

Bringing Back Captain Birds Eye – Birds Eye

Co-op Music Festival Pop Up Shops 2018 – Co-op

Fruit & Veg Boxes – Lidl

Cadbury Glass and a Half in Everyone – Mondelez International

 

Drinks Brand of the Year

Bud Light – Budweiser Brewing Group

Coca-Cola – Coca-Cola European Partners

Doom Bar – Molson Coors Brewing Company

Heineken 0.0 – Heineken

Thatchers Cider – Thatchers Cider Company

 

Employer of the Year

Aldi UK

Belazu Ingredient Company

Henderson Foodservice

Weetabix Food Company

 

Entrepreneur of the Year

Carl Saxton – Wholegood

Denis Lynn – Finnebrogue Artisan

Julian Hearn – Huel

Steve Perez – Global Brands

Theadora Alexander & Chris Green – Young Foodies

 

Exporter of the Year

Atom Brands

Mr Lee’s Pure Foods Co.

Smylies

The Whisky Exchange

 

Green Initiative of the Year

Plastic bottles to paper-based cartons – The a2 Milk Company

Carbon Neutral by 2020 – Aldi UK

Biodegradable capsules – Lost Sheep Coffee

Plastic Free Zones – Thornton’s Budgens

 

Independent Retail Chain of the Year

COOK

Eros Retail

Fraser’s Retail

Jempsons

McBride Retail Group

 

Logistics Supplier of the Year

Bestway Vans Direct

Fowler Welch

Logistics Reply

Pladis Logistics

 

Online Supermarket of the Year

Asda

Iceland

Ocado

Tesco

 

SME Brand of the Year

Bio-tiful Dairy

Childs Farm

Fulfil Protein and Vitamin Bars

PROPERCORN

WOW Food & Drinks

 

Specialist Online Retailer of the Year

Farmison & Co

Huel

Mindful Chef

Muscle Food

The Whisky Exchange

 

Start-up of the Year

British Herb Kitchen

Freaks of Nature

Punchy Drinks

Skwishee

The Turmeric Co.

 

Store Manager of the Year

Steven Moyes, Asda Livingston Superstore, Cardiff

Jason Nicholson, Morrisons West Kirby

Lindsey Cole, Sainsbury’s Bristol

Keith Davis, Tesco Crieff Road, Perth

Dickie Danby, Waitrose Chester

 

Supplier of the Year – Branded

Alcoholic Drinks – Cider of Sweden

Ambient – John West

Bakery – Warburtons

Chilled Food – Higgidy

Dairy – Arla

Frozen – Unilever

Health & Beauty – Pfizer

Household – Unilever

Pet Food – Inspired Pet Nutrition

Snacks & Confectionery – Mars

Soft Drinks – Nichols

Tobacco – Imperial Tobacco

 

Supplier of the Year – Own-Label

Ambient – La Doria (LDH)

Bakery – Fine Lady Bakeries

Chilled Food – Peters

Dairy – Ornua

Fresh Produce – Berryworld

Frozen – Froneri/R&R

Meat, Fish & Poultry – ABP

Soft Drinks – Princes

 

Symbol/Franchise Convenience Retailer of the Year

Best-one

Budgens

Londis

One Stop Franchise

Premier

 

Technology Supplier of the Year

Epos Now

Happen

PayPoint

Relex Solutions

Ubamarket

 

The Grocer of the Year

Aldi UK

Co-op

Lidl

Morrisons

Ocado

Tesco

 

Waste Not Want Not Award

Christmas Donation Scheme – Aldi UK

Changing Mindsets – Company Shop

Second Nature – Cranswick

No time for waste – Tesco

 

Wholesaler of the Year

Bestway Wholesale

Bidfood

Booker

Henderson Foodservice

 

Specialist Wholesaler – NEW CATEGORY

Surya Foods

Time Wholesale Services

Wholegood