Shortlist Revealed For The IGD Awards 2018.

10 July, 18

The shortlist has been unveiled for the IGD Awards 2018, the annual event celebrating the best of the food and grocery industry.

Celebrating nearly three decades, over 540 winners, 10,000 entries, 3,400 hours of judging, 15,000 attendees and 1,800 judges, the awards ceremony is a historic event that will take place in London on 2nd October, where more than 600 senior executives will gather to raise a toast to the industry’s achievements over the last 12 months.

Joanne Denney-Finch, IGD Chief Executive, said: “We have a lot to celebrate in our industry, whether it’s the exciting innovations and advancements we see in stores or creative new products that are inspiring shoppers to cutting-edge supply chains using the latest technology, it gives me great pride to be a part of a sector that achieves so much.

“It’s for this reason that the IGD Awards has been bringing businesses together for 27 years to reward the accomplishments that stand out. Congratulations to all of our finalists and we wish you the best of luck on 2nd October!”

Just under 100 companies of all sizes from across the industry have been shortlisted for the prestigious awards. The full shortlist is as follows:

IGD Business Transformation Award

Aldi: Project Fresh
CHEP UK: Transformation
Greencore: Manufacturing Excellence programme
Halewood Wines & Spirits
KP Snacks – Creating more happy snacking moments
Tulip: Turnaround

IGD Digital Commerce Award

Ocado: Regulars
RNF: Customer Engagement Platform
Unilever: “Simple” Chat Bot

IGD Employability Award

Nestlé’s Academy Campus Team Initiative
Future Farmer Foundation
Thatchers Cider Future Talent

IGD Employee Wellbeing Award

Heineken: Race to the Tower
Boost Wellbeing Programme
Musgrave’s Be Well Work Well
The Cake Crew Ltd – Multi Lingual Environment

IGD Food-to-Go Operator of the Year – voted for by shoppers

Burger King
Caffè Nero
Pret A Manger

IGD Health and Wellness Award

Centra: Live well
Nestlé UK and Ireland: Contributing to a healthier future
Sweetpea Pantry: Feel Good Range
The Walt Disney Company: Healthy Living

IGD Leading Edge Award

Carl Murphy: Healthcare FSDU, Changing Healthcare in Convenience
Kate Vlietstra: Successful creation and implementation of ecommerce strategy
Marta Lopes: Media Success in FMCG

IGD Learning and Development Award

The Line Manager Framework and Grow with Greencore
New ERA PR: Women in Wholesale
SuperValu Food Leadership & Service Excellence Programme
Tesco: Supplier Representative Forum

IGD Online Retailer of the Year Award – voted for by shoppers

IGD Retailer of the Year – voted for by shoppers


IGD Shopper Activation Excellence Award

Colgate: 123 Smile
Graze, Tesco and Race for Life
You Beauty! Sainsbury’s Beauty Awards 2017
Nestlé: Nescafe Original Cheeky Mug Asda
Godiva Activation in Sainsbury’s
Persil: Powergems in Asda

IGD Shopper Insight Award

Coca-Cola European Partners: Morrisons Soft Drinks Reset
Diageo: Winning in Shoppable Content
Mars Wrigley Confectionery & Lobster
Musgrave: Centra Shoppers & Redefining Convenience
SlimFast: Advanced Vitality
Midcounties Co-operative Food

IGD Small Business Award

Boka Food: Cereal Bars
Hana Group
Mr Lee’s Pure Foods Co: Healthier Convenience Food Solutions
Childs Farm
WOW Food & Drinks

IGD Small Store of the Year Award

Amazon Go, USA
Battersea General Store, UK
FamilyMart, Japan
Fresh the Good Food Market, Ireland
SPAR, Netherlands

IGD Store of the Year Award

Albert Heijn, Netherlands
Morrisons, St Ives, UK
Target, Minneapolis, USA
Walmart Omnichannel, Tlalnepantla, Mexico
Alibaba’s Hema Fresh, China

IGD Supply Chain Excellence Award

Heineken: Weather impact on demand of cider and beer
Lactalis Mclelland: Distribution Network
Metro AG Supplier Collaboration Tool
P&G: UK customer-centric synchronization programme
SPAR China & Coca-Cola: Modernizing the Supply Chain
Unilever: Invest for Success in Brilliant Execution

IGD Sustainable Futures Award

Coca-Cola European Partners’ Sustainability Action Plan & trial with the University of Reading
Arla: R500 Programme
Co-op: Project Closed Loop
Easter of England Co-op: Guide to Dating
Aldi: Sustainable Futures
Tideford Organics: Turning the Tide with the UK’s first organic vegan range

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