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 ‘’, 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]

About Tate & Lyle: 
Tate & Lyle is a global provider of solutions and ingredients for food, beverage and industrial markets.

Tate & Lyle operates through two global divisions, Food & Beverage Solutions and Primary Products, supported by the Innovation and Commercial Development and Global Operations teams. Food & Beverage Solutions is focused on growth by building leading positions globally in the categories of beverages, dairy, and soups, sauces and dressings. Primary Products is focused on delivering steady earnings and generating cash.

Food & Beverage Solutions consists of: Texturants, including speciality starches; Sweeteners, including low- and no-calorie sweeteners; and a Health and Wellness portfolio comprising mainly speciality fibres; and Stabilisers and Functional Systems, which are bespoke ingredient blends that ensure foods retain their structure.

Primary Products consists of high-volume sweeteners, industrial starches and fermentation products (primarily acidulants).  It also sells co-products from the corn milling process as animal nutrition.

Tate & Lyle is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol TATE.L. American Depositary Receipts trade under TATYY. In the year to 31 March 2019, Tate & Lyle sales totalled £2.8 billion. For more information, please visit or follow Tate & Lyle on Twitter or Linkedin.