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Woolworths awards top 16 supermarket favourites

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The exterior of a Woolworth supermarket and a strawberry Chobani.
US yoghhurt brand Chobani has taken out the top gong in Woolworth's Supplier of the Year awards. (Source: Getty)

Woolworths has named its top 16 suppliers for all categories in its annual Supplier of the Year awards.

Household brands for yoghurt, cheese, seafood, fruit & veg and everyday needs have been awarded by the supermarket giant.

A popular US yoghurt brand has taken out the top spot, while Aussie favourites like McCain took out a prize as well.

Chobani was awarded Overall Supplier of the Year, while also taking out the Chilled category for delivering new formats like its Gippsland Dairy Mix-ins.

“Chobani isn’t afraid to do things differently, whether it be creating new formats to meet our customers’ changing needs, or problem solving to ensure reliable supply through the challenges of the pandemic,” Woolworths chief commercial officer, Paul Harker said.

“We’re proud to share a dedication to creating better experiences everyday with this leading brand.”

The Sustainability Supplier of the Year went to Mulgowie Farming Company, which focuses on improving soil health and regenerating the land.

“The Mulgowie team are true stewards of the land, planting the seeds for a better tomorrow,” Harker said.

“Not only are they lifting the bar for sustainable farming, but they’re also delivering quality fresh vegetables and more weather-resilient crops so our customers can enjoy their incredible produce year-round.”

Here is the full list of winners:

  • Overall Supplier of the Year: Chobani

  • Chilled Supplier of the Year: Chobani

  • Sustainability Supplier of the Year: Mulgowie Farming Company

  • Fruit & Veg Supplier of the Year: Mulgowie Farming Company

  • New Product Launch of the Year: Avalanche Bubble Tea

  • Supply Partner of the Year: Allied Pinnacle

  • Woolworths Food Company Supplier of the Year: PM Fresh Pty Ltd

  • Meat/Seafood Supplier of the Year: Supafin Seafoods

  • Grocery Food - Large Supplier of the Year: Gourmet Food

  • Grocery Food - Small Supplier of the Year: Sealord

  • Everyday Needs - Large Supplier of the Year: Reckitt Hygiene

  • Everyday Needs - Small/Med Supplier of the Year: MCoBeauty

  • Cartology Campaign of the Year: Dettol/Reckitt Health

  • Account Manager of the Year: Matt Anderson (McCain)

  • Woolworths Category Manager of the Year: Alok Vaidya (Cheese)

  • Integrated Supply Partner of the Year: Oscar Leonor (Energizer)

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