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Dunnes Stores Scoops Two Awards At 2020 European Private Label Awards

Dunnes Stores scooped two awards at this year's 2020 European Private Label Awards, organised by Checkout's sister magazine ESM: European Supermarket Magazine.

The Irish retailer won in both the Convenience Foods and Free-From Foods categories.

Lidl Denmark and SPAR Netherlands were all double winners in this year’s competition, with Lidl Denmark the pick of the crop in the Meat & Seafood and Dairy Products categories; and SPAR Netherlands taking the Beverages (Alcoholic) and Confectionery & Snacking categories.

Elsewhere, REWE Group was named the winner of the Ambient Grocery category, Turkish retailer Migros Ticaret won the Beverages (Non-Alcoholic) category, Conad was named the winner of the Frozen Food category, Coop Trading took the spoils in the Non-Food: Household category, and Salling Group was a winner in the Non-Food: Personal Care category.

“Private label is increasingly being seen as a benchmark-setter in European retail, and the winners in this year’s European Private Label Awards are certainly not short on innovation,” said Stephen Wynne-Jones, editor, ESM European Supermarket Magazine.

“ESM would like to heartily congratulate all the winners and finalists in this year’s competition.”

About the Awards

This year's competition welcomed more entrants than in any previous hosting of the Awards, with leading grocery operators in Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Denmark, Turkey, Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Norway, the UK and Portugal named among the 44 finalists. There were 11 categories in total.

The judging for the Awards took place late last year in Dublin. More information on the judging process, including information about the judging panel can be found here.

Finally, ESM has teamed up with Trace One to offer a special prize to all winners and finalists of this year’s European Private Label Awards. All winners and finalists (both retailers and suppliers) can avail of access to Trace One Marketplace, and build new connections across the industry.

With its Marketplace, Trace One aims to connect retail buyers of all sizes with suppliers around the world, to develop innovative products in line with consumer trends. For more information, click here. 

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