TOILET TISSUE AND TEA TAKE TOP SPOTS
20 October 2014: Countdown’s annual Supplier of the Year Awards saw Kiwi company ABC Tissue Products and Cerebos Greggs Ltd taking out Supreme Suppliers of the Year for the small and large business categories respectively.
Steve Donohue, Countdown’s General Manager for Merchandise says both ABC, who manufacture Quilton toilet tissue, and Cerebos Greggs have seen outstanding performances in the last year.
“Quilton was one of our first products in the Price Lockdown programme and they have been so successful that they remain our benchmark for new products as they are introduced. Their dedicated team have provided support at all levels of our business and they’ve been able to grow their business with us significantly in the last year.
“Likewise, together with ABC we’re giving New Zealanders quality toilet tissue at a cheaper price.”
Cerebos Greggs won the supreme award for a large business and were recognised for their Dilmah tea and Special Blend coffee products.
“We’ve had a great year working with Cerebos Greggs. They have a passionate team behind them and through our partnership, and particularly their support of the price down programme, have been able to deliver strong category growth,” says Steve.
Department suppliers of the year:
- Produce Scalzo
- Meat Silver Fern Farms
- Seafood United Fisheries
- Bakery Goodman Fielder
- Perishables Premier Beehive
- Deli Premier Beehive
- Liquor DB Breweries
- General Merchandise Energizer
- Beverages Red Bull
- Breakfast snacking Griffins
- Cooking / baking Cerebos Greggs Ltd
- Non foods ABC Tissue Products
- Health, Beauty & Cleaning Reckitt Benkiser
- Own brand Tasti
Best new line went to Turners & Growers for their exclusive new product, Jelly Bean Tomatoes. Best promotions went to Mars M&M Large Bag for their Win a London Trip promotion, and ABC Tissue Products won best price down programme supplier for their Quilton toilet tissue product.