Chobani wins Woolworths Supplier of the Year award
Steve Donohue, Woolworths Director of Buying and Merchandising with Supplier of the Year Award winners Hamish McMicking, Chobani National Business Manager and Lyn Radford, Chobani General Manager at the Annual Supplier of the Year Awards held in Sydney
Chobani has been named the Woolworths 2017 Supplier of the Year.
The yoghurt producer also won the Perishables Supplier of the Year at Woolworths’ 2017 supplier awards nigh held in Sydney late last week.
Woolworths Director of Buying and Merchandising, Steve Donohue, said since first launching in Australia five years ago, Chobani has managed to quickly become one of Australia’s most loved brands.
“Chobani was selected for the top award among a number of strong contenders because they are not afraid to doing things differently, and for consistently bringing innovation and passion to the Category,” Donohue said.
Other award winners included Cadbury Blocks 350g, winner of the Best Always/Prices Dropped Award, B E Campbell who won Meat Supplier of the Year and Kailis Bros was awarded Seafood Supplier of the Year.
Blantyre Farms won the sustainability award for their efforts to reduce food waste, Simpson Farms was named Fruit Supplier of the Year and Aaron laboratories was given the title of Woolworths FoodCo Supplier of the Year.
For the second year running, Tasmanian based R&R Smith were awarded Organic Supplier of the Year.
“R&R Smith has been supplying Woolworths with organic Apples under the Macro brand since 2006, Donohue said.
“Their approach to organic best growing practices and their aim to make premium organic fruit accessible to all consumers aligns with our own vision for the Woolworths Organic category.”
Complete list of winners
The complete list of winners from the 2017 Woolworths Supplier of the Year Awards are as follows:
Supply Partner of the Year – Longlife: Mondelez
Supply Partner of the Year – Perishables/Fresh: Peter’s Ice Cream
Integrated Supply Planner of the Year: Alicia Rigoli – Mondelez
FoodCo Product of the Year: Woolworths Hot Roast Range (Teys)
FoodCo Supplier of the Year: Aaron Laboratories Pty Ltd
Sustainability Award: Blantyre Farms
Digital Retailer of the Year: Nestle Food
Pat Dempsey Memorial Award: Frampton Flat Feedlot
General Merchandise Supplier of the Year: The Decor Corporation
Perishables Supplier of the Year: Chobani
Deli Supplier of the Year: D’Orsogna Limited
Bakery Supplier of the Year: Allied Pinnacle
Seafood Supplier of the Year: Kailis Bros
Grocery Supplier under $50m: Beiersdorf
Grocery Supplier over $50m: AB Foods (Twinings)
New Product Launch of the Year: M&M Blocks
Meat Supplier of the Year: B E Campbell
Vegetable Supplier of the Year: Perfection Fresh
Fruit Supplier of the Year: Simpson Farms
Organic Supplier of the Year: R&R Smith
Best Always / Prices Dropped Launch: Cadbury Blocks 350g
Account Director of the Year: Hanna Fold (Unilever)
Category Manager of the Year: Marie Gallagher
Overall Supplier of the Year: Chobani
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