SuperValu and Centra sweep the board at the 2023 Great Taste Awards
3 August 2023
Leading Irish retailers SuperValu and Centra won an impressive number of accolades at the 2023 Great Taste Awards this week. The world’s largest blind taste awards have recognised SuperValu with 121 awards along with Centra securing a spectacular 47 – marking a momentous triumph for both Irish brands.
During the awards ceremony SuperValu proudly claimed 71 awards for its Signature Tastes range further establishing it as the unparalleled champion of taste and quality within the Irish supermarket sector. Centra showed why it is Ireland’s number 1 convenience retailer receiving 21 awards for its premium range – Inspired by Centra.
SuperValu and Centra, collaborate alongside more than 1,800 esteemed Irish suppliers. One of these suppliers, Oliver Carty & Family, won the coveted 3-star award for the SuperValu Signature Tastes Smoked Rack of Bacon. The Athlone-based company, who won a total of 15 awards, is headed up by Ted Carty who has passed down the traditional craft and experience since its inception 70 years ago.
Expanding SuperValu’s own brand range has been a big focus in recent years and its success was further acknowledged with Great Taste Awards for its SuperValu Signature Tastes Maple Syrup (2 stars), SuperValu Unsweetened Barista Oat Milk (1 star), SuperValu Rapeseed Oil (1 star), SuperValu Signature Tastes Cheddar & Shallot Crisps (1 star) and SuperValu Wagyu Beef Burgers (1 star). Centra has won awards for Inspired by Centra Mango Chutney (2 stars), Centra Sour Cream (2 stars) and Centra Smoked Salmon (1 star).
“We are thrilled with SuperValu and Centra’s success at this year’s Great Taste Awards,” said Ian Allen, managing director of SuperValu and Centra.
“Our dedicated retailers have proudly earned an impressive tally of over 120 awards,” he continued. “It brings us immense joy to witness the well-deserved recognition bestowed upon numerous products and our valued local producers at these globally renowned blind-tasted food awards. We are also delighted to see so many of our own brand products awarded this year. By shopping own brand, customers can save up to 50% by switching to these products.”
Other key highlights within the winners include; eight awards for The Happy Pear, including Dave’s Granola (2 stars) and The Lovely Basil Pesto (2 stars), twelve awards for Kepak Irish Beef and Lamb products, three awards for Clóna dairy products, four awards each for Folláin preserves and Ballymaguire Foods ready meals and seven awards for Dunns Seafare.