Industry accolade for Costcutter’s Independent range

Eighteen months after launching its Independent range, York-based Costcutter Supermarkets Group has received two top industry accolades at the Retail Industry Awards.

Independent, which ranges from fresh meats and vegetables through to confectionery and household items, won the top awards for its Strawberry Bonbons and Shortbread Biscuit Fingers as well as being shortlisted for its Thai Sweet Chilli Crisps.

Jodene Rogers, head of Marketing for Independent, said: “We’re delighted to receive this accolade for our Independent range.

“We’ve worked hard over the past 18 months to develop a range which ensures our 2,600 retailers are able to offer their customers top quality produce and choice, combined with the convenience they expect for their local corner shop.”

The night saw a double win for Costcutter Supermarket Group, with two of its members also picking up Independent Retailer of the Year.

The 2,600-store Costcutter Supermarkets Group, which also includes Mace and Kwiksave, aims to more than double in size in the next few years as local convenience store shopping continues to grow in popularity across the country – accounting for more than £15 billion in sales last year.

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