Food and grocery industry toasts winners of IGD Awards 2017

Date : 04 October 2017

Leading figures from the food and grocery industry last night toasted their successes of the last 12 months at the annual IGD Awards ceremony in London.

The IGD Awards were attended by more than 600 people and celebrated business excellence, people development, sustainability and individual success in the grocery industry.

Commenting on the IGD Awards, Joanne Denney-Finch, IGD Chief Executive, said: “For more than 25 years, the IGD Awards have celebrated the achievements of our truly world-class industry. These are hotly contested awards and this year the bar was set as high as ever. Yet again we received a very large number of entries, which is testament to the innovative, high-quality work taking place across our industry.

“We’re living through challenging times, yet our industry never fails to impress in its determination to continue surprising and delighting shoppers. Many congratulations to all our winners and finalists.”

The majority of IGD Award winners were selected by judges from across the food and grocery supply chain, with the exception of three new shopper-voted categories for 2017, voted entirely independently by British shoppers through IGD’s ShopperVista service – the drumbeat of the British grocery shopper. They were announced at last night’s glittering ceremony, which was hosted by journalist and broadcaster Fiona Bruce.

For a full list of the winners of the IGD Awards 2017, please visit

Winners of the IGD Awards and sponsors

  • The IGD Business Transformation Award, sponsored by KPMG, was won by The Co-op
  • The IGD Consumer Insight Excellence Award was won by dunnhumby, GSK and Tesco
  • The IGD Shopper Activation Excellence Award, sponsored by Savvy, was won by The Wrigley Company
  • The IGD Supply Chain Collaboration Award was won by Colgate-Palmolive
  • The IGD Supply Chain Innovation Award was won by Morrisons
  • The IGD Innovative Store of the Year Award, sponsored by McCurrach, was won by the Centra store in Dublin’s Parnell Street
  • The IGD Small Business Award, sponsored by Co-op Food, was won by FUEL 10K
  • The IGD Digital Engagement Award, sponsored by E Fundamentals, was won by Spoon Guru
  • The IGD Food-to-Go Operator of the Year Award, sponsored by Coca-Cola European Partners, was won by Subway
  • The IGD Online Retailer of the Year Award, sponsored by Alpro, was won by
  • The IGD Retailer of the Year Award was won by Marks & Spencer
  • The IGD Employability Award, sponsored by 2 Sisters Food Group, was won by Diageo
  • The IGD Employee Wellbeing Award, sponsored by Danone, was won by ABP UK
  • The IGD Leading Edge Award, sponsored by Premier Foods, was won by Susan Connolly from SPAR
  • The IGD John Sainsbury Learning & Development Award, sponsored by Sainsbury’s, was won by CHEP
  • The IGD Health & Wellness Award was won by Danone
  • The IGD Sustainable Futures Award was won by Toast Ale
  • The Grocer Cup was won by Malcom Walker, Founder and Executive Chairman of Iceland Foods
  • The IGD Lifetime Achievement Award was won by Judith Batchelar, Director of Sainsbury’s Brands at Sainsbury’s
  • The IGD President's Cup was won by Sainsbury’s

Notes to editors:

  1. IGD is an education and training charity for the food and grocery industry that undertakes research for the benefit of the public
  2. The shopper-voted Awards were: the IGD Food-to-Go Operator of the Year, the IGD Online Retailer of the Year and the IGD Retailer of the Year
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