Great news for The Tesco wine team who were named ‘Retail Buying Team of the Year’ at the Drinks Business Awards! The announcement was made on the second day of the London Wine Fair during the lunchtime award ceremony.
This is the second time this year the team has been named ‘Buying Team of the Year’ after the BWS team took the title at the Drinks Retailing Awards in February 2014.
Dan Jago, Group Director for Wine commented: “I know I speak on behalf of the entire team when I say how much we appreciate being recognised as the ‘Buying Team of the Year’. Tesco has millions of customers and it is no easy challenge to meet the needs of every shopper. The expertise and experience of the team as well as the pride we take in listening to our customers, ensures we continue to provide shoppers with a great value and interesting range.”
Tesco was also awarded the title of Drinks Business Online Retailer of the Year and was runner up in the Retailer of the Year category.
The annual London Wine Fair is one of the biggest dates in the wine industry calendar, and attracts over 15,000 visitors from across the world. The Fair hosted the announcement of the wine awards from the International Wine & Spirit Challenge. An impressive 95% of the Tesco finest* wine range have been given awards in this year’s international wine competitions.
With the recent accolades for the wine team as well as the high proportion of finest* wines being awarded, 2014 is amongst the most successful years for Tesco wine.