Southeastern Grocers earns accolades for private label dairy products

Southeastern Grocers earns 13 awards for private label dairy products at the 2021 World Dairy Expo Championship.
Zachary Russell
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Southeastern Grocers, parent company of Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, continues to earn praise for its private label products. After earning 41 medals at the 2021 USA Wine Ratings competition for its private label wines, another category of products has received accolades. Southeastern Grocers has earned 13 awards for its dairy product collection at this years’ World Dairy Expo Championship.

“We are honored that the World Dairy Expo has recognized our dedication to providing exceptional products to our customers with 13 awards in ice cream, yogurt and cheese categories,” said Gayle Sheilds, Vice President of Pharmacy and Own Brands for Southeastern Grocers. “We are very proud of our private label products and work hard to develop dynamic, affordable, high-quality products our customers can trust and love.”

Southeastern Grocers’ SE Grocers product line received honors for five yogurt varieties, two cream cheese selections, and two cheese varieties while the grocer’s Prestige and Naturally Better product lines won four frozen yogurt and ice cream awards.

Southeastern Grocers was recently awarded by Store Brands for twenty-five of its private label products as part of Store Brands Editors’ Picks for 2021, which recognize the introduction of innovative private label products.

The private label products won top three honors in multiple categories, earning five first place awards, six second place awards, and two third place awards. The products that won first place honors include Prestige Black Cherry Frozen Yogurt (Category: Frozen Yogurt), SE Grocers Natural Sliced Havarti Cheese (Category: Cheese - Brick, Muenster, Havarti), SE Grocers Nonfat Greek Yogurt Blueberry (Category: Flavored Greek Yogurt - Non-Fat, Any Flavor), SE Grocers Whole Milk Yogurt Vanilla (Category: Flavored Greek Yogurt – 1%, Any Flavor), and SE Grocers Light Fat Free Yogurt Blueberry (Category: Blueberry Yogurt).

The 2021 awards mark the sixth year Southeastern Grocers has been recognized by the Wisconsin Dairy Products Association, who sponsor the World Dairy Expo Championship, where producers come together to compete as well as network.