Aunt Bessie’s is part of the William Jackson Food Group – a family owned business whose roots in Hull stretch back over 150 years. However the history of Aunt Bessie’s Yorkshire Puddings begins in 1974 when William Jackson’s started producing frozen Yorkshires for Butlins Holiday Camps. Then, in 1995, William Jackson’s started making Yorkshire Puddings for retailers and Aunt Bessie’s was born. From that moment, Aunt Bessie’s has gone from strength to strength, with its core offering expanding into desserts, potato and vegetable products, becoming one of the nation’s most recognisable food brands. Aunt Bessie’s has become such an essential of British freezers and store cupboards that Delia Smith chose to use their Homestyle Mashed Potato in her book “How to Cheat at Cooking” for use in a shepherd’s pie, and Aunt Bessie’s Yorkshire Puddings remain so popular that their factory in Hull produces half a billion a year to keep up with demand. As consumer’s tastes change, Aunt Bessie’s has diversified alongside them. Continuing to innovate, the company’s product range now encompasses a number of Sweet Potato products and their new Vegetable Chips, meaning that Aunt Bessie’s will continue to be a staple of British mealtimes [for years to come].
At Bestway and Best-one we realise that customer service is vital to meeting customers’ needs. Over the past 40 years our success has been built on the relationships we have with customers. From depots to affiliated stores, we continue to ensure that customers receive the very best shopping experience. As a company, we are proud to support the Convenience Retail Awards and look forward to seeing fantastic examples of customer service excellence.
Carlsberg UK is proud to be supporting the Convenience Retail Awards in 2018. We understand the importance of highlighting retailers’ achievements and giving them the recognition they deserve for the hard work they put into growing their business – and also the positive impact that this has on convenience as a channel. We look forward to continuing to work with retailers in 2018, and supporting them with exciting opportunities to further the category growth of beer and cider in their stores.
Müller is proud to continue its association with the Best Chilled Food Retailer award. The chilled category represents a big growth opportunity for c-stores and we are keen to work with retailers to help them to achieve maximum return from their chiller. Our sponsorship enables us not only to reward retailers fully embracing the chilled opportunity, but also demonstrate the results which can be achieved through stocking the right range and applying good merchandising practice.
Pladis is once again delighted to be sponsoring the Retailer’s Retailer of the Year Award at the 2018 Convenience Retail Awards. Through our new ‘Better Biscuits, Better Business’ programme, we work closely with retailers to guide them on how to unlock better profits through best practice in the biscuit category. We understand just how important a retailer’s role is to achieving results consistently and are proud to be part of recognising well-deserved work in this vibrant channel.
Republic Technologies (UK) Ltd is delighted to be associated with the Convenience Retail Awards 2018. As RYO tobacco accessories continue to offer consumers the choice, quality and value they’re seeking, the Swan brand sponsorship of the ‘Innovation Award’ enables us to acknowledge those convenience retailers who are adapting to change and capitalising on new opportunities. We send best wishes to everyone taking part in this year’s awards and look forward to celebrating the achievements of those who are deemed to the very best in convenience retailing. Good luck to you all.