Costcutter Award Win

Ian Richardson Lanchester Wines Costcutter award

Lanchester Wines has been named as Costcutter’s Independent Supplier of the Year at the supermarket group’s annual conference (7 September 2017).

The wine business was noted for developing consistently outstanding products, excelling in both quality and value for money.

It was commended for continuing to raise the bar within the wine category and in particular its progression of its EDLP programme across the supermarket group’s stores which, as a direct result, has seen an increased growth of wine sales year on year. 


Huw Edwards, Costcutter’s Trading Director, said:

“It was with great pleasure that we gave this award to Lanchester Wines who were worthy recipients. Over the years that we have been working with the team at Lanchester Wines we have found them to be proactive across all levels of the business and always available for us to speak with, up to and including the most senior teams.


“As a result, Lanchester Wines have excelled themselves at meeting the needs of our business and our retailers in terms of an expansive, excellent range which most recently included us sourcing quality wine for our exclusive label.


“We would like to extend our warmest congratulations to the whole team and thank them for their continued support of Costcutter Supermarkets Group.”


Costcutter’s feedback on the award win noted Lanchester Wines as:

“An innovative supplier who sources great quality wines offering our retailers value for money, in particular Prosecco and Rioja varieties.”


This is the second consecutive award for the wine merchant who scooped Costcutter’s Most Innovative Supplier at the same event in 2016. 


Ian Richardson & Costcutter's Steve McCann with the Independent Supplier of the Year Award

Ian Richardson & Costcutter’s Steve McCann with the Independent Supplier of the Year Award

Ian Richardson is senior business manager at Lanchester Wines:

“We’ve worked closely with Steve McCann and the Costcutter team over the last few years to develop a sales strategy that fits both Costcutter’s business model and its customer profile.

“Winning an award with such a prestigious customer two years in a row is a testament to our hard work, but we won’t be resting on our laurels and are already working on new strategies to raise the bar over the next 12 months.

“This accolade is a reflection on the entire Lanchester Wines team. Without all areas of our business working together, such a success would not be possible.”


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