Barry Group awards Mondelez ‘Supplier of the Year 2020’
Barry Group Awards pay tribute to the dedication of Ireland's leading suppliers throughout 2020
10 December 2020 | 0
2020 may have been the year that did not go to plan, but that did not stop Barry Group celebrating its Supplier of the Year Awards. These awards recognise the group’s top performing suppliers for the past year from many facets including service level, collaboration and partnership, retail support, innovation and promotional activity. During the virtual event, Jim Barry, managing director, paid special homage to all of the group’s supply base in what has been an unprecedented year.
“As an industry we have reacted very well,” Barry said. “What I particularly liked was the sense of corporation between ourselves as a wholesaler and yourselves, as suppliers. I think that was to be admired because that had a huge impact for our retail partners.”
This year marked the introduction of a Special Recognition Award in the form of the Response to Covid-19 Award. The purpose of this was to highlight the exceptional effort that suppliers went to and their adaptability to the changing times that the sector has witnessed. Awarded in three categories, the recipients Bulmers, Aryzta and Lucozade responded with haste to ensure steady supply and support to the Barry Group team and its retail partners.
On the night, Overall Supplier of the Year was awarded to Mondelez. Presenting the award, Jim Barry acknowledged that although their confectionary categories were under pressure, the Mondelez team dug deep and were undoubtedly worthy winners of Barry Group Supplier of the Year 2020.
Congratulations to all the winners, highlighted below:
Barry Group Supplier of the Year Category Winners
Best Ambient Supplier: Mondelez
Best Chill Supplier: Aurivo
Best Alcohol Supplier: Molson Coors
Best Chill Central Billing Supplier: Green Isle
Best Innovation from a Supplier: Barry Fitzwilliam
Best Central Billing Ambient Supplier: Tayto Snacks
Special Recognition Covid-19 Response Awards
Response to Covid-19 Award, Alcohol: Bulmers
Response to Covid-19 Awards, Chill: Aryzta
Response to Covid-19 Awards, Ambient: Lucozade
Overall Supplier of the Year 2020: Mondelez