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.
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
Gold Medal Service to Caterers sponsored by Booker
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
Gold Medal Process Innovation sponsored by Today’s Group
Gold Medal Young Supplier of the Year sponsored by Costco Wholesale
Chris Darvill, KP Snacks
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Walk the aisles of any cash and carry or distribution centre and you’ll very quickly get a feel for how important the soft drinks category is for wholesale. It’s the ultimate