Members of the Federation of Wholesale Distributors revealed their choice of the best brands, products and innovations of the year at the FWD’s Gold Medal Awards last night.
Walkers Crisps won the Gold Medal Grocery Brand while PG Tips picked up the foodservice equivalent. The award for best drinks brand went to Corona from AB In-Bev UK. Two awards for product innovations went to PepsiCo UK for Walkers Tear ‘n’ Share and Nestlé Professional for Nescafé Coffee Tin.
The inaugural Young Supplier Award went to Chris Darvill of KP Snacks, a Business Development Manager working with Booker.
FWD’s Gold Medals for Suppliers are nominated and voted for by wholesalers including Booker, Bestway, Bidvest Foodservice, Landmark Wholesale and the Today’s Group.
The full winners were as follows:
Gold Medal Grocery Brand sponsored by Parfetts – Walkers Crisps, Pepsico UK
Gold Medal Drinks Brand sponsored by Bestway – Corona AB-InBev UK
Gold Medal Foodservice Brand sponsored by Blakemore Wholesale – PG Tips, Unilever Food Solutions
Gold Medal Service to Retailers sponsored by Sugro UK – Boost Drinks
Gold Medal Service to Caterers sponsored by Booker – Premier Foods
Gold Medal Product Innovation in Retail sponsored by Landmark Wholesale – Walkers Tear ‘n’ Share, PepsiCo UK
Gold Medal Product Innovation in Foodservice sponsored by Bidvest Foodservice – Nescafé Coffee Tin, Nestlé Professional
Gold Medal Actionable Insight sponsored by SalesOut – JTI
Gold Medal Process Innovation sponsored by Today’s Group – Nestlé UK
Gold Medal Young Supplier of the Year sponsored by Costco Wholesale – Chris Darvill, KP Snacks
We’ll have a full report on the FWD Gold Medals in the December issue of Wholesale News.