Another Grand Win for Cookie Time at Nargon
Cookie Time has won the Overall Grand Prize at the Grocery Retailers' Association national supplier awards.
The Grocery Retailers' Association (NARGON) has over 500 retail members, all of whom are owner-operators of New Zealand grocery stores, from the largest supermarkets to the smallest dairies. Members vote to find the best grocery supplier in the country.
"Considering we're measured against multinationals with resources far greater than ours, it's particularly pleasing to come out on top," said Cookie Time General manager, Lincoln Booth.
In addition to collecting the overall Grand Prize, Cookie Time also took away a Gold in the Best Small Supplier category.
Judging criteria includes new product development, paper trail, in-store support, distribution efficiency, orders delivered on time & in full, and head office relationship.
Christchurch-based Cookie Time started in 1983 and quickly grew to become New Zealand's leading cookie brand. The company's multi award-winning One Square Meal brand launched into USA earlier this year.
The Grand Prize win at NARGON tops off of what Mr Booth describes as a "phenomenal year" for Cookie Time.
Second place in the Overall Grand Prize category went to Coca Cola Amitil, and in third place was Cadbury's.