The winners of the renowned Great Taste awards were announced this week with SuperValu taking home 108 awards and Centra taking home 50 awards.
This marks the most successful year ever for the brands at the Great Taste awards, and places them at number one in the Irish market.
SuperValu won 108 awards, making them number one in the multiple market in Ireland. SuperValu’s Signature Tastes range won 58 awards, further solidifying its position as the number one Premium Range for taste and quality in an Irish supermarket. Centra took home a total of 50 awards making it the number one convenience retailer in the country, including 19 awards for the Inspired by Centra premium range.
This year, SuperValu picked up five three-star awards, making SuperValu the Irish retailer with the most three-star awards, one of the highest accolades in the competition.
Three of the SuperValu Own Brand range were awarded the coveted three-star accolade. These winning products were SuperValu Sour Cream, SuperValu Summer Eating Irish Lamb Tomahawk Chops and SuperValu over-the-counter Cowboy Steak. The retailer’s Signature Tastes range also picked up two further three-star awards for Signature Tastes Gorgonzola Cheese and Signature Tastes Gubbeen Cheese. Centra followed suit by picking up three-star awards for both Centra Sour Cream and Centra over-the-counter Cowboy Steak.
Other key highlights within the winners are five awards for coffee brand Frank & Honest, one award for The Happy Pear and two awards for Moo’d ice cream.
Ian Allen, Managing Director, SuperValu and Centra said, “This was another successful year for both SuperValu and Centra at the Great Taste Awards. Our retailers took home over 100 awards including the five 3-star awards and were once again the best performing Irish supermarket and best performing Irish convenience retailer. Through SuperValu and Centra we work with over 1,800 Irish suppliers and we are delighted that so many of our products and local producers have received the recognition they deserve at these prestigious awards which are the world’s largest blind-tasted food awards.”
About Great Taste
Established in 1994, Great Taste is organised by the Guild of Fine Food and is the world’s largest, longest standing and most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers. The full list of this year’s winners and where to buy them can be found at www.greattasteawards.co.uk and a wide range of the award-winning products are available to buy in delis, farm shops and independent retail outlets across the country.