Irish FMCG and Retail companies fared well at the annual IGD Awards ceremony, which took place recently in London.
The Good Food Market's Camden Street store scooped The IGD Small Store of the Year Award, sponsored by ESM; The IGD Shopper Insight Award, was won by Musgrave and the IGD John Sainsbury’s Learning and Development Award, sponsored by Sainsbury’s, was won by Greencore.
The IGD Awards were attended by nearly 600 people and celebrated business excellence, people development, sustainability and individual success in the grocery industry.
“Since 1991 the IGD Awards have celebrated the achievements of over 540 winners across the food and grocery industry. Every year the entries somehow manage to top the last with this year being no exception, raising the bar even higher," said Nick Downing, commercial director, IGD Awards.
The majority of IGD Award winners were selected by judges from across the food and grocery supply chain, with the exception of three shopper-voted categories, voted entirely independently by British shoppers through IGD’s ShopperVista service – 'the drumbeat of the British grocery shopper'.
"Our industry continues to face some challenging times, yet never fails to impress with inventive ways to keep surprising and delighting shoppers with fresh ideas and great service," Downing added.
Winners Of The IGD Awards And Sponsors
The IGD Leading Edge Award was won by Kate Vlietstra, Dairy Crest
The IGD Employability Award was won by Thatchers
The IGD John Sainsbury’s Learning and Development Award, sponsored by Sainsbury’s, was won by Greencore
The IGD Health and Wellness Award was won by The Walt Disney Company
The IGD Sustainable Futures Award, sponsored by Pladis, was won by East of England Co-op
The IGD Supply Chain Excellence Award, sponsored by Newton, was won by Heineken
The IGD Digital Commerce Award sponsored by E Fundamentals, was won by Ubamarket.com
The IGD Small Business Award, sponsored by Co-op, was won by Childs Farm
The IGD Business Transformation Award, sponsored by KPMG, was won by KP Snacks
The IGD Small Store of the Year Award, sponsored by ESM, was won by Fresh: The Good Food Market's Camden Street store
The IGD Store of the Year Award, sponsored by McCurrach was won by Alibaba’s Hema, China
The IGD Shopper Insight Award, was won by Musgrave
The IGD Shopper Activation Excellence Award, sponsored by Savvy, was won by Nestlé
The IGD Employee Wellbeing Award was won by Mondelēz International
The IGD Food-to-Go Operator of the Year, sponsored by Coca-Cola European Partners, was won by Subway
The IGD Online Retailer of the Year Award was won by Ocado
The IGD Retailer of the Year Award was won by Waitrose
The Grocer Cup was won by Andrew Selley, Bidfood
The IGD Lifetime Achievement Award was won by Eddie Power
The IGD President's Cup was won by John Lewis with Waitrose
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