Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Coles celebrates its suppliers

Coles has recognised Australian businesses that have driven innovation, sustainability and community support during a year impacted by floods, supply chain challenges Covid-19. These were celebrated at last week’s 2022 Coles Supplier Awards.

Norco and Bulla were awarded joint winners of the Community Champion Award for providing support to the Lismore community and to Coles customers in the wake of one of the nation’s worst flood disasters.

Mondelēz took out the Product of the Year Award for its Curtis Stone’ Cadbury Dairy Milk Caramel Slice block, which was said to be the biggest-ever launch of a product in the confectionery category at Coles.

The Marriott family near Benalla, Victoria was announced Coles Sustainability Partner of the Year for its role in measuring and mapping its carbon footprint as part of the launch of Coles’ new carbon neutral beef range.

Coles CEO Steven Cain thanked supplier partners for their support over the last year and congratulated the winners on their commitment to innovation, sustainability and inspiring Coles’ customers.

“Amid the challenges of floods, supply chain disruptions and Covid-19, our supplier partners have shown incredible commitment, resilience and collaboration,” he said.

“As part of our ambition to be Australia’s most sustainable supermarket, we have made significant progress thanks to strong collaboration from our supplier partners focussed on innovation around sustainability, health, convenience and value.”

Additional winners of the 2022 Coles Supplier of the Year Awards:

  • Coles Own Brand Supplier of the Year Award: Australian Bakels
  • Coles Bakery, Deli and Seafood Supplier of the Year Award: Buonissimo
  • Coles Service Partner of the Year Award: CLX
  • Coles Grocery Supplier of the Year Award: Cobram Estate
  • Coles Fresh Produce Supplier of the Year Award: Costa Vertical Farming
  • Supply Chain Partner of the Year Award: Linfox Logistics
  • Coles Express Supplier of the Year Award: Mondelēz
  • Coles Dairy, Freezer and Convenience Supplier of the Year Award: PDP Foods
  • Coles Non-Food Supplier of the Year Award: Procter and Gamble
  • Coles Liquor Supplier of the Year Award: Samuel Smith & Son and Negociants Australia
  • Coles Meat Supplier of the Year Award: Teys
  • E-Commerce Supplier of the Year Award: Unilever.

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