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IGD names retail champions

Aldi and Tesco win major awards in the offline and online categories, and there is also a gong for the Veg Power campaign

IGD names retail champions

The Veg Power team collect their award

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Aldi and Tesco were among the big winners at grocery industry body IGD’s awards ceremony at Tobacco Docks in London this week. 

The IGD Awards celebrate business excellence, people development, sustainability and individual success in the grocery industry.

Aldi was named retailer of the year, with Tesco collecting the award for online retailer of the year. Fresh produce campaign Veg Power also took home the Health & Wellbeing Award.

IGD chief executive Susan Barratt said: “The IGD Awards are all about celebrating our exceptional industry and its hugely talented people.

“Even in a particularly challenging external climate, the food industry continues to offer shoppers fresh ideas and great service. All the teams who attended the ceremony are developing first-class products, building responsive supply chains and creating inspirational ways to shop.”

The majority of the winners were selected by a panel of industry experts, including representatives from IGD and companies from across the food and grocery supply chain.

The exception was three shopper-voted categories – the IGD Food-to-Go Operator of the Year, the IGD Online Retailer of the Year and the IGD Retailer of the Year – voted entirely independently by British shoppers through IGD’s ShopperVista service.

Selected IGD Awards winners: 

The IGD John Sainsbury Learning and Development Award: Booker Group

The IGD Health & Wellbeing Award: Veg Power CIC

The IGD Sustainable Futures Award: Co-op

The IGD Supply Chain Excellence Award: JJ Foodservice

The IGD Digital Commerce Award: Asda Online Groceries

The IGD Small Business Award: Food Attraction 

The IGD Business Transformation Award: Birds Eye

The IGD Shopper Insight Award: Iceland Foods

The IGD Food-to-Go Operator of the Year: Greggs

The IGD Online Retailer of the Year: Tesco

The IGD Retailer of the Year: Aldi             

The Grocer Cup: Dave Lewis, Tesco

The IGD President's Cup: Tesco

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