The Texaco brand has beaten nine other suppliers to scoop the Best Branded Supplier in the Non-foods, Fuel and Drinks category of the recent Co-operative Retail Trading Group (CRTG) Charity Supplier Awards Dinner.

It came in at the top of the field ahead of industry leaders that included Diageo, Imperial Tobacco, Hallmark and Coca-Cola. Texaco brand owner Valero also made it to the final four of the Supreme Supplier of the Year category, which was eventually won by Enterprise Foods. Valero national accounts manager Adele Shackleton said: "We are very proud."