Thursday’s event showcased some of the best Peter Jowett presentations yet and the awards recognised companies and individuals who continue to strive for excellence within the Convenience Industry.

And the winners are….

Peter Jowett Scholarship Outstanding Presentation Winner
Daniel Foote – Philip Morris
Peter Jowett Scholarship Outstanding Presentation Runner-Up
Neil Nelson – Imperial Tobacco

Both of who will travel to the NACS Show in Atlanta with Daniel Foote presenting at the Global Competition. We wish him all the best! Neil Nelson will present back to NZACS members at the Convenience Leaders Summit on the 10th November on his findings at the NACS event.

Best Service to Store Finalists
The result for best service to store is based on the annual store survey where the quality of suppliers infield performance is measured by store personnel.
Coca-Cola Amatil
Frucor Beverages
Fonterra Brands (Tip Top Ice Cream)
WINNER: FRUCOR BEVERAGES

Best New Product Launched in 2015
Suppliers were invited to submit their best new product launch for the 2015 year and were required to provide supporting documentation. These submissions were discussed by the NZACS Committee retailer’s panel and a winner determined.
WINNER: FRUCOR BEVERAGES Jono V Ben

Best Key Account Manager
Retailers at head office were asked to nominate and rate their best key account manager on attributes such as good communication, delivers on commitments, having the required skills and understanding the business.
Nominations were:
Katherine Ledger – Coca-Cola
Daryl Webster – Bluebird Foods
Zoe Huston – Mondelez
Helen Wolfgramm – Frucor Beverages
Robyn Wake – Frucor Beverages
Scott Cossey – Mars
Andrew Poore – Signature Marketing
Annabel Harris – Unilever (Streets Ice Cream)
WINNER: DARYL WEBSTER – BLUEBIRD FOODS

Best Head Office Large Supplier Finalists
The result is based on the annual Coalface Consulting Head Office survey where the quality of Head Office service is measured.
Bluebird Foods
Frucor Beverages
Unilever (Streets Ice Cream)
WINNER: BLUEBIRD FOODS

Best Head Office Medium Supplier Finalists
As above but for Medium Suppliers.
On-line Distribution
Signature Marketing
Griffins
WINNER: SIGNATURE MARKETING

2016 Best Category Manager
Suppliers were asked to nominate and rate their best Category Manager covering attributes such as good communication, delivers on commitments, being commercial/solutions based and strategic. These were discussed by the NZACS suppliers’ panel and a winner determined.
Nominations were:
Ben Paterson – Number 8 Retail Group
Scott Bell – Number 8 Retail Group
Briony Newton – Z Energy
WINNER: BRIONY NEWTON – Z ENERGY

Best Overall Retail Group Finalists
The rating was done by reps / distributors who call on convenience stores. It’s the first time such a survey has been conducted. It requires consistency of store behaviours across a whole network. The questions reps / distributors answered that was used as the basis of the judging: “Overall, in terms of doing business on a day-to-day basis, how satisfied are you with the Convenience Retailers you deal with below?”
Fix Retail Programme Stores
Night ‘n Day Foodstores
Z Energy Stores
Mobil Retail Excellence Stores
BP2Go Stores
BPConnect Stores
WINNER: NIGHT ‘n DAY FOODSTORES

2016 Best Retailer for Store Compliance
Retailer Awards based on Supplier Reps/Distributors and Account Management Personnel ratings.
WINNER: BPCONNECT STORES

Supreme Supplier Finalists
This is based on suppliers performance at both store and head office – service performance has to be outstanding across the convenience stores and the head offices.
Bluebird Foods
Frucor Beverages
Unilever (Streets Ice Cream)
WINNER: FRUCOR BEVERAGES

Thank you to Coalface Consulting for providing the results.

We also need to say a special thanks to Roger Bull who after 9 years of dedication as the NZACS Chairman is stepping down and handing over the reins to David Hooker NZACS Executive Director. Roger has done so much to build NZACS to where it is today and an enormous amount of effort has gone into building relationships with Government behind the scenes. We thank him for his dedication and wish him all the best. He is our very first Life Member!

Our next member-only event is the Convenience Leaders Summit on the 10th November 2016 at the Crowne Plaza followed by dinner at the Marvel Grill. Non-members can attend if they wish to become sponsors. We have a great line up of speakers and registrations will open soon so please make sure you diarise the date. Our speaker line-up:

Peter Struck – Retail Solutions 2 Go
Wade Death – Jack&Co Foodstores
Tim Warwick – Coca-Cola Amatil
Mike O’Brien – Chep
Peter Jowett Scholarship Runner – Up Neil Nelson – NACS experiences
Dinner Speaker – Graham Bell NZ best known police officer and presenter of Police Ten 7

Wishing you all the joys of spring and see you on the 10th November.