At the Endeavour Group Supplier of the Year Awards in Melbourne, Accolade Wines was named Supplier of the Year and Supply Chain of the Year.

This award recognises the supplier that has demonstrated the agility and ability to problem solve and innovate in partnership with us across the supply chain.

Like no year before, 2021 produced a spotlight on supply chain management. Building resilience into the supply chain and partnering with Endeavour, Accolade showed great capacity to persist, adapt and transform in the face of change.

Andrew Clarke, MD Accolade Wines ANZ said: “Our number one imperative at Accolade is to be customer centric. We put the customer at the core of everything we do and, in a time, when a global pandemic has impacted the supply chain more than ever before, achieving this award means so much to us.

“It has been a huge effort across every function of our business, right through the entire supply chain. From our world class winemakers creating amazing wines, to leading in category and consumer insights, being at the forefront of innovation, bold in our brand support and shopper initiatives, and progressive with our digital activation.

“I am hugely proud of our team, and it is our promise to our customers that we will continue to create value in the way we partner and continue to deliver world-class products for consumers to enjoy.

“We are building something special here at Accolade and I am proud to see what else we can achieve with our outstanding teams.”

“The calibre of winners across a broad spectrum of areas – including sustainability, product development and brand activation – reflects the innovative and creative spirit of the broader drinks industry,” Endeavour Group’s Director – Buying & Merchandising Tim Carroll said.

“After a two year break, it was fantastic to see our supply partners in person. We are already planning next year’s event and we can’t wait to do it all again,” he added.

Accolade was also awarded Supply Chain of the Year Awards for its “great capacity to persist, adapt and transform in the face of change”.

Photo credit: Endeavour Group

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