Press release

Sainsbury’s awards Stonegate the Supplier of the Year 2009

30 June 2009

In June 2009, Sainsbury’s held their annual Supplier of the Year Awards. A special recognition award was presented to Stonegate, for ‘Best sourcing with integrity’. The award was collected by Stonegate Managing Director, Pam Corbett.

In January 2009 Sainsbury’s were the first of the top four major retailers to stop the supply of Cage shell eggs to all their stores. As a result they now only list Barn, Free Range and Organic eggs, the volume of Cage egg that was being sold would move to the other egg types, Sainsbury’s would need the support of their suppliers to make this transition possible.

As one of Sainsbury’s key egg suppliers Stonegate helped Sainsbury’s with a smooth transition out of the supply of Cage shell egg.

Stonegate have been supplying Sainsbury’s with egg for over 9 years gaining a solid understanding of their values and operations. We shall continue to strive to provide a high standard of service and customer care to Sainsbury’s.

In a continued effort Sainsbury’s have also pledged to go Cage-free in all own label food and drink products by 2012.