Champion Categories

Continuing on from the last two years, we will be awarding a number of champion awards alongside our existing Retailer of the Year, Foodservice Operator of the Year and Christmas Retailer of the Year accolades. Retailers will automatically qualify for these awards based on best performance across the product categories listed below.* The winner will be decided on by a scoring matrix made up of the number of wins, highly commends and commended products.

Bakery Retailer of the Year

Awarded to the retailer that has performed the best across all Bakery categories below (excludes Frozen and Christmas product categories)

Qualifying product categories:
 · Crumpets, Muffins and Pancakes
 · Flatbreads, Pittas and Wraps
 · Garlic Breads
 · Loaves
 · Pastries
 · Bread Rolls
 · Bitesize Cakes
 · Celebration Cakes
 · Large Cakes
 · Small Cakes
 · Cookies (only if in store bakery result)
 · Shortbread (only if in store bakery result)

Food to Go Retailer of the Year

Awarded to the retailer that has performed the best across all Food to Go categories below

Qualifying product categories:
 · Food to Go – Salads
 · Food to Go - Sandwiches & Wraps
 · Food to Go – Sushi
 · Food to Go – Hot & Heat to Eat
 · Food to Go – Vegan

Free From Retailer of the Year

Awarded to the retailer that has performed the best across all Free From categories below (excludes Christmas products)

Qualifying product categories: ·
  Free From - Bread
 · Free From - Breakfast Goods
 · Free From - Cakes
 · Free From - Desserts
 · Free From - Pasta & Pizza
 · Free From - Savoury
 · Free From - Store Cupboard
 · Free From - Sweet Snacks

Meat Retailer of the Year

Awarded to the retailer that has performed the best across all meat categories below (excludes Fish and Christmas product categories)

Qualifying product categories:
 · Bacon
 · Beef
 · Burgers and Meatballs
 · Game
 · Lamb
 · Meat Antipasti
 · Pork
 · Poultry
 · Sausages
 · Reduced Fat Meat

Vegan Retailer of the Year

Awarded to the retailer that has performed the best across all Vegan categories below (excludes Christmas products)

Qualifying product categories:
 · Vegan Desserts & Sweet Treats
 · Vegan Ready Meals
 · Vegan Starters & Side Dishes
 · Vegan Pizzas, Pastry & Pastas
 · Vegan Meat & Fish Substitutes
 · Vegan Snacking
 · Vegan Store Cupboard

* These overall categories will only change if the judges feel the entries received for those do not accurately represent the industry e.g. only two products receiving an award, and therefore not being representative of the range as a whole. The judges may also decide to introduce additional champion categories post judging should they feel it is appropriate.