Welcome to The Grocer Own Label Food & Drink Awards 2017
We are pleased to announce that the process of selecting the winners for the 2017 competition has now begun – with a number of important changes and enhancements made to the awards, detailed below, to further recognise and reward innovation in the own-label sector.
In each category we will continue to employ the same unique, two-stage judging process (in which products are tested by both consumer and expert panels) that has made The Grocer Own Label Food & Drink Awards the world’s biggest own-label competition.
But we will now give out two awards in each category: one for the Category Champion. And the other for the Innovation Winner (for which the product must have been launched or evolved in the past 14 months).
In addition, there will be two best-of-the-best awards:
And in a further development, we will also give out a new award for the Own Label Innovation Retailer of the Year.
Explaining the rationale for the changes to the awards, Adam Leyland, editor of The Grocer, said: