SuperValu Emerges as Top Performing Irish Supermarket at the 2018 Great Taste Awards
SuperValu celebrates with 79 accolades at the Awards
Thursday 2nd August 2018: Today,SuperValu are delighted to announce 79 impressive award wins at the 2018 Great Taste Awards making them the top performing Irish supermarket at the world’s largest and most trusted food and drink awards. SuperValu’s wins include 45 products from the Signature Taste Range making it the No. 1 Premium Range in an Irish Supermarket. Over recent years, SuperValu has enjoyed continued success at The Great Taste Awards, with over 180 accolades received in the last four years alone.
This year, SuperValu’s Signature Tastes Irish Hampshire Smoked Rack of Bacon was awarded three stars, making it one of the highest ranked products from an Irish retailer. The Irish Hampshire breed is exclusive to SuperValu. It is one of the oldest breeds of pig in existence today and is renowned for offering leaner, more delicious meat.
SuperValu Signature Tastes Gubbeen Cheese also came out on top receiving 3 stars, it’s third year in a row winning a Great Taste Award. The buttery, semi-soft cheese produced in Schull, Co. Cork is the perfect addition to a burger this summer or can be enjoyed it by itself with a glass of fruity pale ale.
Other winners at the event included SuperValu Gold Blend Tea, SuperValu Crème Fraiche, SuperValu Gluten Free Porridge Oats, SuperValu Thick Cut Smoked Rashers, Signature Tastes Striploin Steaks, Signature Tastes Seville Orange Marmalade and Signature Tastes Champagne & Rhubarb Yoghurt.
The Great Taste Awards, organised by the Guild of Fine Food, is the acknowledged benchmark for fine food and drink. As the world’s largest blind-tasted food awards, it is highly regarded as the ‘Oscar’s’ of the food world so with 79 award wins in 2018 alone this is a remarkable achievement for SuperValu.
Martin Kelleher, Managing Director, SuperValu said, “We are incredibly proud that SuperValu has come out as the Top Performing Irish Supermarket at this year’s awards. With over 75% of everything on SuperValu’s shelves sourced in Ireland, we are delighted that so many of our products and local producers have received the recognition they deserve at these prestigious awards. 79 awards are a real endorsement of the quality and value of our own brand range.’’
SuperValu is currently working with a growing number of over 1,800 Irish suppliers.