Nestlé claims Woolworths Supplier of the Year prize

Posted by Daniel Palmer on 12th December 2008

Nestlé Australia Limited was awarded with the title of Woolworths Supplier of the Year at the annual ceremony in Sydney on Friday 5 December.

The award meant that the world’s largest food manufacturer became the first company to receive the honour twice, having previously earned the title in 2004. They also took the prizes for New Product Launch of the Year and the Grocery (over $50m) category.

Supermarket aisle - shopping trolley

The awards were set up by Woolworths to encourage greater feedback in the supply chain, with 15 awards handed out across a broad range of categories.  Sales initiatives for category growth, vendor communication and problem resolution are among some of the criteria – which are set based on the award category. Each company is assessed on different parts of their relationship with the supermarket e.g. relationships with the Business Manager, Senior Buyer, Finance Department and Distribution Centre Manager.

The full list of award winners:

Grocery (over $50m): Nestlé Australia Limited (Beverages)
Grocery (up to $50m): Alberto Culver
New Product Launch of the Year: Longlife Uncle Tobys Plus Antioxidant Cereal from Nestlé
Store Merchandising Support: Arnott’s
General Merchandise (inc Front of Store): Pacific Magazines
Perishables (over $50m): Dairy Farmers
Perishables (up to $50m): Golden Circle
New Product Launch of the Year: Fresh Sizzle Steak from Beak & Johnson
Bakery: Allied Mills
Meat: Cargill Beef Australia
Produce: Harvest FreshCuts
Delicatessen & Seafood: Inghams Enterprises
Liquor: Brown-Forman Australia
Private Label: Flavour Makers
Overall Supplier of the Year: Nestlé Australia Limited