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Celebrations for UKG collaboration

Successful delivery of new department earns publishers top Asda supplier award


A HUGE collaboration bringing cards, wrap and party products together has earned UK Greetings Asda’s General Merchandise Supplier Of The Year award for 2017.

The successful delivery of the new Celebrations department across the supermarket’s portfolio saw UKG take the title at the Asda Supplier Awards held in Harrogate on Thursday, February 8, with more than 1,000 non-food suppliers in the running.
The award signifies how hard the UKG team worked across the entire business to deliver this project, covering every aspect of the business design, print, procurement, distribution and merchandising more than one million units of stock plus involvement in the re-fixture of nearly 600 stores and launching over 95 brand-new designs.
The project was a huge collaboration between UKG and Asda, bringing cards, wrap and party together in an innovative and exciting way, resulting in a whole new look and feel for the product and the card department.
Chris Barr, Asda National Account Manager for UKG, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be Asda’s supply chain manager of choice, everyone across our entire business played a huge part in delivering this project which makes receiving this award even more special. We are extremely proud and thrilled to receive this award which reflects everything UKG stand for from product leadership, creative thinking, working collaboratively to exceptional service & delivery in store".
Rachel Wood, Product Development Director - Private Label UKG, was instrumental in project managing the product development and delivering the vision and added: “We're very proud to have been named Asda's GM Supplier Of The Year and delighted to receive this award.
“I’m really proud of all the team, they have worked really hard over the year and it’s great to see all their efforts recognised and the new Asda Celebration department come to life.”
Pictured at the presentation night at UKG’s Claire Sawyer, James Conn, Jayne Myers and Julie Scott.

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