Total supply chain solutions provider Oakland International has extended their support and commitment to the Free From Food Awards going forward, the only UK award for the ‘free from’ food and drink sector. This year’s winner of the Retailer of the Year award was ASDA, taking the top spot for the first time.
Oakland International Co-Founder, Sallie Attwell, commented: “Working within the food supply chain, we are extremely proud to have supported the Free From Food Awards from an early stage.
“As a business offering consolidation, contract packing and distribution we continue to experience free from food retail growth across all service platforms with the sector enjoying amazing success, growing and expanding to meet consumer demand, offering a much wider selection of free from food choices. With major supermarkets now recognising there is significant demand and need for innovation within this specialist sector, the free from food industry’s future shines bright.”
Sponsoring the Retailer of the Year award for 8-years, food and drinks award winners are seen as benchmarks in the sector, with major supermarkets competing equally. Oakland International has now extended their support to include the 2021 Free From Christmas Awards, sponsoring the Christmas Range of the Year award and into 2022 for Retailer of the Year.