We’ve won four awards in total including; the outstanding achievement award, food to go retailer, and our Appleby store manager, Ian Peacock, was crowned store manager of the year. This was in recognition of his efforts to help his community when the Cumbrian town was hit by floods earlier this year.
Steve Murrells, retail chief executive at the Co-op says; “It’s an exciting time at the Co-op as shoppers are returning to us and we are seeing continued momentum in our performance. The awards recognise the transformation of our business as we’ve improved our stores, shopping experience and food quality while delivering lower prices".
So we’re delighted to announce that we’ve won an award for our ready-made cheeseboard at Olive Magazine’s 2015 Christmas Supermarket Awards. Our delicious and tantalising selection was a recipe for success this year, with our Brie, Manchego and Cheddar proving to be a winning combination!
But our cheeseboard didn’t just triumph on taste – it was also praised for its “exceptionally good value”. Go on, serve something Truly Irresistible at your table this Christmas!
As well as awards for individual cheeses we’ve also been crowned Speciality Cheese Retailer of the year at the International Cheese Awards 2015. Here’s our lovely team collecting the award!
Our own label, Les Pionniers Non-Vintage Champagne has been named best in the market by Which? The panel were impressed with its rich , complex flavour and loved its refreshing citrus flavours and hint of nuttiness. This award follows the success of our exclusive Les Pionniers 2006 Vintage Champagne, which was named the ‘Best Value Champagne’ in the world this summer. We sure know good tasting fizz!
Two of the most prestigious events in this year’s wine calendar - the International Wine Challenge and Decanter World Wine Awards – have recognised the quality and taste of a range of our red, white, rosé and fizz. We have a Malbec, a Pinot Noir and a lovely Chinon in the red category and two fantastic whites: a Viognier and a Sauvignon as well as a fresh and delicate rosé from Provence. And for the fizz lovers, our own Prosecco and our Les Pionniers champagne. Cheers!
Great news: our delicious Truly Irresistible Kashmiri Chicken, Red Onion and Spinach pizza won a gold medal and The Chairman’s Award for product of the year at the 2015 Grocer Own Label awards. Inspired by our passion for the emerging trend of fusion cooking, our pizza team have found a way to combine two of the UK’s best loved cuisines – Italian and Indian! Inspired by traditional naan bread flavours, the base is delicious with the Kashmiri style sauce and aromatic Indian spices. This is definitely one to try.
“A fusion idea that really works” - The 2015 Grocer’s judges