Foodstuffs celebrates Partnership Awards

Foodstuffs celebrates Partnership Awards

The inaugural Foodstuffs Partnership Awards were celebrated on Monday 29th August, at Te Pae, Christchurch. 

Over 250 suppliers from 47 companies joined Foodstuffs owner-operators from across New World, PAK’nSAVE & Four Square, and team members from Foodstuffs North Island and Foodstuffs South Island co-operatives, to celebrate last year’s partnership wins and achievements.

The awards showcased the very best of Foodstuffs supplier relationships, acknowledging the exceptional work that has taken place across Aotearoa and the vital role suppliers played in 2021, helping Foodstuffs keep New Zealander’s safe and fed during another challenging year.

David Stewart, General Manager Merchandise at Foodstuffs North Island says the awards are a fantastic opportunity to come together and celebrate supplier relationships. 

“Last year’s awards were part of Foodstuffs Expo and a great success,” says Stewart. “This year we were really looking forward to hosting the first standalone National Partnership Awards at Te Pae in Christchurch.”

The National Partnership Awards celebrated excellence across 12 awards categories, including for the first time sustainability and innovation awards.

“The Awards are a calendar highlight,” says Damian Lynch, GM Merchandise & Wholesale at Foodstuffs South Island. “The dedication and passion we see every day from our supplier community is outstanding. As co-operatives, it’s important to us to work alongside businesses that reflect our own values and support our commitment to excellence. Congratulations to all the finalists.” 

This year’s awards categories are:

Category Excellence Awards

The Category Excellence Awards recognises Foodstuffs supplier partners who have excelled within their respective category by demonstrating excellence across growth, commitment, and collaboration within the Foodstuffs co-operative.

Member’s Choice Award

The Member’s Choice Award is dedicated to supplier partners who strive to raise the bar and championing their brands at a store and membership level.

Foodstuffs National Awards

These National Awards recognise supplier partners for their excellence across both Foodstuffs North Island & Foodstuffs South Island.   

The winners are:

Award Category  Award Winner 
NationalFoodstuffs National Innovation Award Boring Milk  
NationalFoodstuffs National Sustainability Award All Good
National Foodstuffs National Partnership Award  Fonterra
National Own Brands Partnership Award  Zeta Group
FSSI Category Excellence Fresh Partner Award MG New Zealand 
FSSI Category Excellence Grocery Partner Award  Frucor Suntory 
FSSI Category Excellence Liquor Partner Award Hancocks 
FSSI Category Excellence Members Choice  Mondelez International  
FSNI Category Excellence Fresh Partner Award Primor
FSNI Category Excellence Grocery Partner Award  Tom & Luke 
FSNI Category Excellence Liquor Partner Award Pernod Ricard New Zealand 
FSNI Category Excellence Members Choice  Prolife Foods
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