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Friday 7th December 2018: AB Foods (Twinings) has been awarded the top prize at Woolworths annual Supplier of the Year Awards.

The beverages company and manufacturer of Twinings tea took out the 2018 Overall Supplier of the Year award, as well as the New Product Launch of the Year Award in Sydney overnight.

Woolworths Supermarkets Managing Director Claire Peters said; “In a competitive market AB Foods have consistently delivered strong results through their customer and category focused approach.

“We are impressed by their continued drive to innovate which has resulted in the launch of new products that our customers tell us they are looking for. This has also helped bring new customers to the category.”

The Supplier of the Year Awards recognised suppliers to Woolworths in 23 categories.

Other companies in the winner’s list include Australian British Foods who were awarded Meat Supplier of the Year, Kailis Brothers as Seafood Supplier of the Year, Perfection Fresh as Vegetable Supplier of the Year and Driscoll’s Australia as Fruit Supplier of the Year.

The Sustainability Supplier of the Year Award went to Humpty Doo Barramundi in recognition of the work they are doing to improve employment outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in the Northern Territory.

Claire Peters said; “We are delighted to present our third ‘Sustainability Award’ this year to Humpty Doo Barramundi in recognition of the positive difference they have made to the people and local communities in which they operate.”

Other Award highlights included Lindt and Sprungli who were awarded Longlife Supply Partner of the Year, Bulla awarded Perishables/Fresh Supply Partner of the Year, and Peters Ice cream awarded Perishables Supplier of the Year Award.

Claire Peters concluded; “We’d like to thank our suppliers for their collaboration and partnership throughout the year.  We look forward to working together to continue to innovate, as well as deliver great quality products at great value for our customers.”