<strong>Basket-full of surprises: The Foodstuffs Partnership Awards return for its biggest show yet</strong> 

Basket-full of surprises: The Foodstuffs Partnership Awards return for its biggest show yet 

Excitement is mounting for the 2023 Foodstuffs Partnership Awards with this year’s event taking place Wednesday March 8 at The Barn, Claudelands Event Centre, Hamilton. 

The event sees Foodstuffs co-operatives North Island and Foodstuffs South Island and their supplier partners come together to celebrate their relationships across Aotearoa and reflect upon some amazing achievements over the past year. 

Over 533 suppliers representing 170 companies are expected to be in attendance, alongside owner-operators and team members from New World, PAK’nSAVE and Four Square across the North and South Island.  

Foodstuffs North Island General Manager Merchandise David Stewart says the awards are an excellent opportunityfor our suppliers and our members and teams to come together tocelebrate the partnerships between the co-operatives and their suppliers of all sizes and across all categories. 

“For the last few years each year presents our industry with a fresh set of evolving challenges, and now more than ever, our customers have come to rely on us to deliver value without comprising on the things that are important to them, like product innovation, convenience, and quality.” 

Following on from last year’s successful Partnership Awards at Te Pae in Christchurch, this year’s event will be hosted during the 2023 Foodstuffs Expo, New Zealand’s largest business-to-business food show.  

Foodstuffs South Island GM Merchandise and Wholesale Damian Lynch says there are key values that the awards like to recognise. 

“Innovation, sustainability, teamwork and the ability to meet and exceed customer expectations are all highly valued by the co-operatives,” he says. 

A rigorous internal judging process will recognise 50 finalists across 11 categories with Foodstuffs North and South Island stores presenting five awards each recognising category excellence. This includes Grocery Partner, Grocery – Non-Food Partner, Liquor Partner, Fresh Partner and Emerging Supplier as well as one overall National Award. 

Foodstuffs Partnership Awards finalists 

Foodstuffs North Island Grocery – Food Partner Award Foodstuffs South Island Grocery – Food Partner Award 
Hellers Limited Goodman Fielder 
Rogers Distribution Frucor 
ANZCO Fonterra 
McCain Griffins 
Mars Mondelez 
Foodstuffs North Island Grocery – Non-Food Partner Award Foodstuffs South Island Grocery Non-Food Partner Award 
Reckitt Benckiser Hygiene Kimberly Clark 
Danone Nutricia RB Hygiene (home) 
Vitaco Unilever 
Cottonsoft Essity 
Multichem Colgate 
Foodstuffs North Island Liquor Partner Award Foodstuffs South Island Liquor Partner Award 
Villa Maria Lion 
Sawmill Brewing DB Breweries 
Double Vision Asahi 
Bach Brewing Pernod Ricard 
DB Breweries Hancocks 
Foodstuffs North Island Fresh Partner Award Foodstuffs South Island Fresh Partner Award 
Independent Produce Solutions MG Marketing 
Neat Meat Hellers 
Zakberry Tegel 
Mount Cook Alpine Salmon Alliance 
Beard Brothers Oakleys 
Foodstuffs North Island Emerging Supplier Award Foodstuffs South Island Emerging Supplier Award 
Real Rad Foods Mills Bay Mussels 
Move Foods Breadcraft/Cottage Lane 
Newell Brands Dinner Ready 
Arepa Mackenzie Coffee Co 
Frula Wise Boys 
National Partnership Award 
Reckitt Benckiser Hygiene 
DB Breweries 
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