Supermarket giant Tesco won two awards at the IGD Industry awards last night as leading figures from across the food and drink industry met to celebrate achievements of the grocery industry this year.
The UK’s largest grocer won the award for Business Transformation alongside consumer product company P&G after they worked together to improve on-shelf availability and significantly reduce in transport costs and carbon emissions.
Barry Davies, Head of Food Supply Chain at Tesco, said: “I’m very proud of how we came together and embraced the challenges we found and more importantly how we’ve worked to overcome them. This award cements our great relationship and will only fuel our desire to work better together over the next few years.”
Tesco, which have 3,146 UK stores, have struggled to maintain market share of late and posted a 23.5 per cent decline in overall profits this month, but have significantly refreshed its supply chain model this year.
The winners of the IGD Industry Awards, which were hosted by TV presenter Gabby Logan, were picked by some of the industry’s top personnel, including representatives from IGD, Diageo, Fairtrade Foundation, and Marks and Spencer.
Matt Clark, Director at Boxwood, the sponsors of the Award, said the company’s award delivered an impressive increase in sales, cost reduction and a better customer experience.
Other winners on the night included Asda who came away with the first ever Digital Innovation award and Nestle who were awarded the IGD Industry Award for Ethical Responsibility.