Foodstuffs 2024 Partnership Awards finalists revealed

Foodstuffs 2024 Partnership Awards finalists revealed

Foodstuffs North Island and Foodstuffs South Island have announced this year’s finalists in their upcoming 2024 Foodstuffs Partnership Awards, celebrating supplier excellence and innovation within New Zealand’s FMCG industry, despite a disruptive year marked by the aftermath of flooding and Cyclone Gabrielle, as well as rising inflation and supply issues.

Over 500 guests, including representatives from 46 finalists alongside Foodstuffs North Island and Foodstuffs South Island team members will gather at Christchurch’s iconic Te Pae Convention Centre on 4 April 2024, where winners will be announced across the 13 award categories.

Foodstuffs North Island CEO Chris Quin says that this year is a particularly notable one given the turbulent few years the industry has had.

“This time last year we had just come through the Auckland Anniversary flooding and Cyclone Gabrielle, which was a massive disruption for many of our suppliers and over the course of the year, many have faced supply challenges because of the weather, as well as rising inflation across their business operation,” he says. 

“How the industry has responded to those challenges and continued to deliver for New Zealanders absolutely deserves recognition.”   

Each co-operative will present four awards for excellence in Grocery, Fresh, Liquor, and Vendor Managed Inventory partnerships, alongside four national awards for excellence in Wholesale, Precision Media Campaign, Foodstuffs Own Brands and the HereforNZ partnership delivering on the co-operative’s social promises to provide New Zealanders access healthy and affordable food, sustainable leadership and supporting local communities to thrive.

An overall Foodstuffs North Island and Foodstuffs South Island Partnership Award is also being presented at the event from amongst the 46 finalists, which last year, was awarded to the team at Reckitt Benckiser Hygiene.

Foodstuffs South Island CEO Mary Devine says the Partnership Awards celebrates the more than 500 suppliers from 170 organisations across New Zealand for the integral role they play in delivering customers with the best shopping experience.

“We continue to see outstanding innovation and a commitment to excellence from our partners, and I see this fantastic event as a way to acknowledge and celebrate commitment,” she says. 

“I look forward to it each year as an opportunity to connect with our suppliers, give thanks and celebrate our shared commitment to be HereforNZ  that we see demonstrated every day across our stores.”

Congratulations to the following finalists:

Award Name  Finalists 
Foodstuffs North Island Grocery Partnership Award 2024 Vitaco, Avalanche, Wilson Consumer Products, Mr Chips, Essity 
Foodstuffs North Island Fresh Partnership Award 2024 Primor Produce, Farmland Foods, Inghams, Neat Meat, Hellers 
Foodstuffs North Island Liquor Partnership Award 2024 Hancocks, Taylor Brown, Garage Project, Seifried, Villa Maria 
Foodstuffs North Island VMI Partnership Award 2024 Hellers, Sanitarium, Kimberley Clark, Unilever, Kenvue 
Foodstuffs South Island Grocery Partnership Award 2024 Frucor, Arnotts, Mars, Griffins, McCain 
Foodstuffs South Island Fresh Partnership Award 2024 Harris Farms, Market Gardeners, Hellers, Oakleys, Tegel 
Foodstuffs South Island Liquor Partnership Award 2024 Indevin (Villa Maria), Lion, Hancocks, EuroVintage, DB Breweries 
Foodstuffs South Island VMI Partnership Award 2024 Nestle, Fonterra, Hellers, McCain, Tiptop 
Foodstuffs National Wholesale Partnership Award 2024 Markwell Foods, Simplot, Better Eggs, Van Den Brink Poultry, Original Foods 
Foodstuffs National HereforNZ Partnership Award 2024 Market Gardeners (MG), Arnotts, Asahi, Oakleys, Sawmill Brewery 
Foodstuffs Precision Media Campaign of the Year Award 2024 Mondelez, Tiptop, Tegel, Griffins, Animals Like Us 
Foodstuffs Own Brands Partnership Award 2024 Hellers, Korbond Industries, Better Eggs, Ottogi, Zeta Group 
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