Shoprite Holdings | 27 November 2023
Small suppliers Hope Sonic, Jacobs Jam and Crispe Cookies are among the exceptional suppliers honoured at the Shoprite Group's 2023 Supplier of the Year Awards.
Held at Blaauwklippen Wine Estate in Stellenbosch this past weekend, the awards recognise the invaluable contribution suppliers make to the Group’s success.
Finalists across 12 categories were evaluated on criteria including the extent to which they had contributed towards the retailer’s growth and improved earnings, their stockholding and service levels, the efficiency of their administration processes, and their support at store level.
The 2023 winners in each category are:
General Merchandise & Furniture: Hope Sonic Toys
Professional Suppliers: OUTsurance Insurance
Fruit & Vegetable Producers: Stephan & Seuns Boerdery
Fresh Departments: Crispe Cookies
Alcoholic Beverages: Edward Snell & Co
Snacks & Beverages: Coca-Cola
Perishables: Lactalis South Africa
Personal Care: AMKA Products
SMME: Jacobs Jam Company
Sustainability: Faircape Group
Private Label & Supplier Partnerships: Cleopatra Tissue Products
In addition to the category awards, Tiger Brands was announced as the first ever winner of the Grand Prix accolade, which is awarded to a supplier that demonstrates exceptional overall performance and impact on the Group’s operations.
Jacobs Jam is the winner of the 2023 SMME Award after their business recorded exponential growth after striking a deal with the Group a little over a year ago.
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