IGA Supplier of the Year Award winners revealed

IGA has announced the winners of its coveted Supplier of the Year (SOTY) Awards. The ceremony took place last night at The Star in Sydney.

The company says it judges nominated suppliers and winners on criteria including sales, support and innovation, promotions and field teams.

“These suppliers are supportive of our channel and understand the benefits of having a strong independent network,” an IGA spokesperson said.

“These awards recognise those companies and people that work for them for helping to support independents in Australia.

“We would especially like to thank everyone who has embraced our network, and truly helped to lift our retailers’ sales and execution.”

Charity partners

According to IGA, SOTY helps it support some of its charitable partners, including long-term partners Special Olympics and the McGrath Foundation, as well as the Humpty Dumpty Foundation.

“Metcash, IGA and our suppliers are proud to be associated with each of these groups,” the spokesperson added.

List of winners

  • Convenience Retail Supplier of the Year Award: Coca-Cola Amatil.
  • Convenience Foodservice Supplier of the Year Award: Ingham’s Foodservice.
  • Private Label Supplier of the Year Award: 100% Bottling Company.
  • General Merchandise Supplier of the Year Award: Korbond Industries.
  • Fresh Produce Supplier of the Year Award: OneHarvest.
  • Meat and Seafood Supplier of the Year Award: Beef Producers Australia.
  • Delicatessen Supplier of the Year Award: JL King & Co.
  • Bakery Supplier of the Year Award: George Weston Foods (TIP TOP, Top Taste).
  • Perishable Supplier of the Year Award (under $50 million): Primo Smallgoods.
  • Perishable Supplier of the Year Award (over $50 million): Peters Ice Cream.
  • Health, Beauty & Baby Supplier of the Year Award: Colgate-Palmolive Company.
  • Non-Food Supplier of the Year: Nestlé Purina Petcare.
  • Food Supplier of the Year Award: Iconic Food Distribution (Sirena).
  • Impulse Supplier of the Year (under $50 million): Red Bull Australia.
  • Impulse Supplier of the Year (over $50 million): Mondelēz International.
  • Tobacco Supplier of the Year: British American Tobacco Australia.
  • Product Launch of the Year: Unilever Australia – Blue Ribbon Crafted Ice Cream 1L.
  • Overall Supplier of the Year Award: Mondelēz International.

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