Oakland Distribution consolidation scheme wins Grocer Gold Award

Redditch, Worcestershire, UK: Oakland Distribution, a subsidiary of multi temperature supply chain specialist Oakland International, and The Dairy Trader, won the Business Initiative of the Year award at this year’s The Grocer Gold Awards 2011 last week.

The Dairy Trader Consolidation Scheme won with its unique, independent consolidation service, set up by Oakland Distribution, supplying wholesale, cash and carry and food manufacturers with catering products across the dairy range.

A bespoke service, it is the only dairy consolidation scheme to offer fresh cream and milk to the whole of mainland UK.

Dean Attwell, managing director of Oakland International says:  “We are all absolutely delighted for The Dairy Trader and the whole Oakland Distribution team, along with the entire Oakland family, for winning such a prestigious and highly regarded and recognised Grocer Gold Award.”

Rob Cross, director at The Dairy Trader says: “For a young business such as ours to win probably the industry’s biggest award is amazing, and recognizes the gap in the market we have filled.

“Our customers have trusted our business model, and our suppliers have seen the potential and have been incredibly supportive of our aims. Oakland Distribution and The Dairy Trader have formed a fantastic partnership, bringing together two skill sets which have allowed us to be creative and flexible in our approach. We are chuffed to bits with this award!”