Tesco scores a hat-trick in annual IGD Awards

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Leading figures from the food and grocery industry last week toasted their successes of the last 12 months at the annual IGD Awards ceremony at Tobacco Docks, London.         

The IGD Awards were attended by nearly 500 people and celebrated business excellence, people development, sustainability and individual success in the grocery industry.

Susan Barratt, CEO at IGD, said: “The IGD Awards are all about celebrating our exceptional industry and its hugely talented people.

“Even in a particularly challenging external climate, the food industry continues to offer shoppers fresh ideas and great service. All the teams who attended the ceremony are developing first-class products, building responsive supply chains and creating inspirational ways to shop.

“Every year we are inspired by the quality and variety of the award entries we receive, and year on year they somehow manage to top the last. 2019 is no exception. Whether a winner or a finalist, all our nominees should be extremely proud of their achievements.”

The majority of the IGD Awards’ winners were selected by a panel of industry experts, including representatives from IGD and companies from across the food and grocery supply chain.

The exception was three shopper-voted categories – the IGD Food-to-Go Operator of the Year, the IGD Online Retailer of the Year and the IGD Retailer of the Year – voted entirely independently by British shoppers through IGD’s ShopperVista service.

They were announced at last night’s glittering ceremony, which was hosted by newscaster and presenter Katie Derham.

Winners of the IGD Awards and sponsors

The IGD Leading Light Award was won by José Carles, Coca-Cola European Partners

The Diversity and Inclusion Award, sponsored by The MBS Group, was won by Scally’s of Clonakilty – Supervalu

The IGD John Sainsbury Learning and Development Award, sponsored by Sainsbury’s, was won by Booker Group

The IGD Health & Wellbeing Award was won by Veg Power CIC

The IGD Sustainable Futures Award, sponsored by Pladis, was won by Co-op

The IGD Supply Chain Excellence Award, sponsored by Newton Europe, was won by JJ Foodservice

The IGD Digital Commerce Award was won by Asda Online Groceries

The IGD Small Business Award, sponsored by Co-op, was won by Food Attraction Ltd

The IGD Business Transformation Award, sponsored by KPMG, was won by Birds Eye

The IGD Small Store of the Year Award was won by SPAR, Merrion Row, Ireland

The IGD Store of the Year Award, sponsored by ESM, was won by K-Citymarket, Finland

The IGD Shopper Insight Award, was won by Iceland Foods

The IGD Shopper Activation Excellence Award, sponsored by Savvy, was won by Co-op

The McNicol Entrepreneurship Award, sponsored by McCurrach, was won by Debbie Harrison and Mark Lythe, Pricecheck

The IGD Food-to-Go Operator of the Year, sponsored by Coca-Cola European Partners, was won by Greggs

The IGD Online Retailer of the Year Award was won by Tesco

The IGD Retailer of the Year Award was won by Aldi

The Grocer Cup was won by Dave Lewis, Tesco

The IGD Lifetime Achievement Award was won by John Marren, Company Shop

The IGD President’s Cup was won by Tesco