Wholesalers name their top brands of 2016

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

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



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


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