Food Industry Awards 2001: Tate & Lyle Young Managers' Business Challenge

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Are you a young manager in the food and grocery industry? You could win £2,000 and this trophy just for putting forward your ideas on the future of Category Management. Sound good?
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The Food Industry Awards is the premier occasion to recognise achievement and celebrate success in the food and grocery industry.

Awarded annually at IGD’s Food Industry Awards, The Young Managers’ Business Challenge is for young managers who are making an impact.

Why not take up this year’s challenge?
You could win £2,000 prize money!


Some believe that Category Management is dead. What impact do you believe it has had to date for both retailers and manufacturers? What is the future for this industry buzzword? What will its impact be?


You are asked to submit a 2,000 word business report on the above. If shortlisted you will be invited to make a presentation to the judges, who will be looking for good presentation skills and an ability to answer tough questions.

The competition is open to all young managers, aged under 35, based in the UK and abroad. The judging will be held on Thursday 13th September at IGD in Watford, Hertfordshire, so if shortlisted you must be prepared to travel here for the presentation.

The closing date for entries is Friday 3rd August 2001, and the winners will be announced at the FIA ceremony at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London, on Tuesday 9th October 2001.

The 2000 challenge focused on the exciting developments in E-commerce set to shape the future of the food and grocery industry. Entrants were asked how they believed developments in E-commerce would impact on the supply chain and how consumers might benefit.

The winner was Anna Cornelius of Kraft Foods.

She argued that E-commerce would change the face of the food and grocery industry forever. Using the fictitious example of a company called ‘alwaysontime.com’, Anna discussed how in the future E-commerce might bring down supply chain costs and improve choice for increasingly empowered consumers.

The other finalists were:
Richard Gregory, United Norwest Co-op
Ian Hills, Ben & Jerry’s UK
David Learman, Bell’s Stores
Lee Robinson, Robert McBride.

For further information please contact Alison Cayton or Catherine Ellwood at IGD on 01923 857141 or email [email protected] or [email protected]

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About Tate & Lyle: 
Tate & Lyle PLC is a leading global provider of food and beverage ingredients and solutions. Supported by our 160-year history of ingredient innovation, we partner with customers to provide consumers with healthier and tastier choices when they eat and drink. We are proud that millions of people around the world consume products containing our ingredients every day.

Through our expertise in sweetening, mouthfeel and fibre fortification, our Food & Beverage Solutions business develops solutions which reduce sugar, calories and fat, add fibre, and provide texture and stability in categories including beverages, dairy, bakery, soups, sauces and dressings. Our Primary Products business produces nutritive sweeteners, industrial starches used in paper and packaging, acidulants and products used for animal nutrition.

We have around 4,400 employees working in more than 60 locations across 30 countries. Tate & Lyle’s purpose is Improving Lives for Generations and through our purpose we believe we can successfully grow our business and have a positive impact on society. We live our purpose in three ways, by supporting healthy living, building thriving communities and caring for our planet.

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