Metcash has announced the winners of its 2020 Supplier of the Year Awards, with British American Tobacco taking out the major title.

The awards were held at The Star last week, and were hosted by Australian Olympic swimmer and TV presenter, Giaan Rooney.

Speaking on the night, Scott Marshall, Metcash Food CEO said: “It’s fantastic to come together once again to celebrate the incredible range of suppliers which support our independent retail network.

“In a year like no other, we saw outstanding results and amazing innovations across many categories. We’re extremely proud of all the hard work shown throughout the past 12 months and I’d like to congratulate all of our deserving winners.”

In addition to celebrating the achievements of the suppliers, Metcash also presented each of its charity partners, including McGrath Foundation, Special Olympics Australia and the Humpty Dumpty Foundation, with $100,000 cheques to support the important work they do. There was also a raffle during the evening, of which an additional $20,300 was raised for each charity.

The major award winners include:

Supplier of the Year Award: British American Tobacco

Foodservice Supplier of the Year Award: Mrs Mac’s Pies

Private Label Supplier of the Year Award: Saputo Dairy Australia

Produce Supplier of the Year Award: Montague Fresh

Bakery Supplier of the Year Award: Allied Pinnacle

Delicatessen Supplier of the Year Award: Primo Foods

Meat and Seafood Supplier of the Year Award: Auspork Australia

Perishable Supplier of the Year Award (under $50 million): Primo Foods

Perishable Supplier of the Year Award (over $50 million): Bega Dairy & Drinks

Ready Meals Supplier of the Year Award: My Muscle Chef

Food Supplier of the Year Award (under $50 million): Manassen Foods

Food Supplier of the Year Award (over $50 million): Mars Food

Impulse Supplier of the Year Award (under $50 million): Darrell Lea

Impulse Supplier of the Year Award (over $50 million): Mondelēz Australia

Non-Food Supplier of the Year Award (under $25 million): Johnson & Johnson

Non-Food Supplier of the Year Award (over $25 million): Unilever

General Merchandise Supplier of the Year Award: Brilliant Group

Tobacco Supplier of the Year Award: British American Tobacco

Product Innovation Supplier of the Year Award: Unilever Bubble O’Bill Ice Cream Range

Photography: Saidie Creative

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