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  • Ingenious Food Retailers Facilitated At The 16th Coca-Cola Golden Spoon Awards

    Published on December 2, 2023

     Mumbai: The inaugural day of India’s illustrious food B2B intelligence event, India Food Forum, witnessed the celebration of persistent progression of food and grocery retailers at the 16th Coca-Cola Golden Spoon Awards.

    The awards ceremony spotlighted the significant milestones achieved by the sector through collaborative yet distinctive initiatives aimed at enhancing competencies when servicing customers. The evening acknowledged excellence of brands  in numerous dimensions ranging from marketing and promotions to employee practices.

    Sharing his thoughts on the 16th Coca-Cola Golden Spoon Awards, Nikhil Behl, CEO — Food Business, IMAGES Group, shared “Indian retail and FMCG industry retailers are taking note of this shifting consumer landscape. The achievements of the evening stands as a testament to the collective drive of the industry towards further upliftment of operations and establishment of a  sector which reflects the elements of  trust, determination and adaptability.”

    Winners List:

    Nature’s Basket won big at the ceremony taking home 5 awards across categories while Reliance Retail too bagged big at the 16th Coca-Cola Golden Spoon Awards.

    IMAGES Most Admired Store Launch Of The Year – QMart Convenio (Debut), Nature’s Basket (flagship store launch)  & Nature’s Basket (new store launch –  Defence Colony, New Delhi)

    IMAGES Most Admired Retailer Of The Year (Innovation & Merchandising) – Honey Smart Cart

    IMAGES Most Admired Retailer Of The Year (Market Expansion) – Fresh Signature

    IMAGES Most Admired Retailer Of The Year (Marketing & Promotions) – Nature’s Basket #TastetheWorld

    IMAGES Most Admired Retailer Of The Year (ESG Initiatives) – Lulu Hypermarket for CSR Initiatives &  Truly desi for Green Initiatives

    IMAGES Most Admired Retailer Of The Year (Single Store with highest YoY growth) – Freshpik, Jio World Drive, Mumbai 

    IMAGES Most Admired Retailer Of The Year (Customer experience/Service/Acquisition) – Nuts N Spices

    IMAGES Most Admired Turnaround Success Story Of The Year – MagSon Gujarat

    IMAGES Most Admired Category Performer Of The Year:

    1.           Prasoon Bharadwaj, Reliance Retail for Staples

    2.           Zubin B. Nowrojee, Reliance Retail for Processed Foods and Savouries

    3.           Hemant Mecwan, Reliance Retail for Beverages & Confectionery

    4.           Suresh Kolama, Nature’s Basket for Fresh Foods

    5.           Mrinal Kumar, More Retail for Dairy

    6.           Tanaya Mehta, Nature’s Basket for International Food

    IMAGES Most Admired Convenience Store of The Year – The New Shop

    IMAGES Most Admired Gourmet Retailer Of The Year – Nature’s Basket

    IMAGES Most Admired Regional Supermarket Of The Year (South) – Ratnadeep 

    IMAGES Most Admired Regional Supermarket Of The Year (East) – Arambagh’s Foodmart

    IMAGES Most Admired Regional Supermarket Of The Year (West) – Sahakari Bhandar

    IMAGES Most Admired Regional Supermarket Of The Year (North) – Le Marche

    IMAGES Most Admired Supermarket Chain Of The Year – Fresh Signature

    IMAGES Most Admired Big Box Retailer Of The Year – Smart Bazaar

    IMAGES Most Admired Brand Retailer Partnership Of The Year (Market Expansion & Sales Growth)

    1.           Dawaat & Smart Bazaar

    2.           Nabati & More Retail

    IMAGES Most Admired Brand Retailer Partnership Of The Year (Brand Building) – Women’s Horlicks & Apollo Pharmacy

    IMAGES Most Admired Brand Retailer Partnership Of The Year (Retail Promotions) – More Retail & Genteel

    IMAGES Most Admired Brand Retailer Partnership Of The Year (Merchandise Differentiation) – Aashirvaad Ready To Cook Chapati & Jio Mart

    IMAGES Most Admired Brand Retailer Partnership Of The Year (Launch) – Dabur Hommade Chutney & Smart Point

    IMAGES Excellence Award – Spencer’s Retail for Quick Commerce Execution & Cinepolis for concession counter execution

    IMAGES Spice Icon Awards:

    1.           Spice Icon of the Year –  Adesh Kumar, National Category Head –  Spices, Reliance Retail

    2.           Customer Service Excellence – Raja M, National Category Head – Branded Staples, Big Basket

    3.           Trade Excellence Award — Gunjot Singh Kochar, Associate Director- Grocery B2C, Flipkart

    4.           B2B Excellence – Rajiv Triptathi, Category Head – Spices, Metro Retail

    5.           Modern Trade Partnership — Khathing Luiram, Dy General Manager, Buying & Merchandising, and Saurabh Bansal, Chief Merchandising Officer, Spencer’s Retail

    6.           Quick Commerce Excellence — Anish Srivastava, SVP-Blinkit

    7.           Emerging Business Excellence — Saurabh Maheshwari, Senior Vice President, Zepto

    8.           Category Dressing Excellence Award — Adesh Kumar, National Category Head –  Spices, Reliance Retail

    9.           OTIF Excellence — Amit Gautam, National Category Head- Spices – Vishal Mega Mart

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