Arla Foods UK wins 2015 dairy supplier in The Grocer’s ‘Supplier of the Year Competition’
Posted: 23 April 2015 | Victoria White | No comments yet
Arla Foods UK has been voted best in sector in The Grocer’s ‘Supplier of the Year 2015’ for both branded and own-label by buyers from leading supermarkets…
Arla Foods UK has been voted best in sector in The Grocer’s ‘Supplier of the Year 2015’ for both branded and own-label by buyers from the UK’s leading supermarkets as well as many other key players in the retail grocery trade.
The company was described by one buyer as “slick with consistent delivery”. Another buyer said Arla is a “dynamic supplier with a clear strategy that underpins everything they do” and is “a champion” within its categories.
Arla is now in the running for two prestigious Grocer Gold accolades and will face an elite panel of trading and commercial directors who will decide the two overall winners to be announced at a ceremony in the Guildhall on 9 June.
Arla Foods was awarded the top slot alongside 27 other household names
Hundreds of buyers from leading supermarkets, symbol groups, discounters and wholesalers were asked to assess the performance of suppliers in the annual competition. Suppliers were assessed across a range of categories including consumer insight, value of brands, production quality and technical knowhow as well as consumer marketing and supply chain. Arla was awarded the top slot alongside 27 other household names including Birds Eye, Britvic, Nestlé, P&G and Walkers.
Commenting on the win, Simon Stevens, Senior Vice President, Commercial, Arla Foods UK, said: “We are honoured to have won these two prestigious titles as voted for by UK supermarket buy-ers. Our role as a trusted and efficient partner among our customers is fundamental to the way we operate and drive category growth. We are committed to help create a sustainable and competitive long-term future for the dairy industry and to add value to our farmers’ milk.”