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16 National Pie Championship Wins A Record For Southeastern Grocers

National Pie Championship

Southeastern Grocers‘ 16 first-place wins at the 2019 National Pie Championship doubles its 2018 awards and is a new company record.

The American Pie Council hosted the 2019 National Pie Championship in Orlando, Florida, last week.  The following Southeastern Grocers pies placed first in their respective categories:

8-inch Key Lime Pie
8-inch Reese’s Peanut Butter Pie
8-inch No Sugar Added  Pecan
8-inch Apple Caramel Drizzle
8-inch Cherry Pie
8-inch Apple Walnut Crunch Pie
8-inch French Apple Pie
8-inch” Pumpkin Pie
8-inch Guava Cream Cheese Pie
8-inch French Apple Walnut Pie
10-inch Cream Cheese Topped Pumpkin Pie
10-inch Pumpkin Pie
10-inch French Apple Walnut Lattice Pie
10-inch French Apple Lattice Pie

Jacksonville, Florida-based Southeastern Grocers received two first-place awards for its savory pies. The award-winning six-inch chicken pot pie and pizza pot pie can be purchased in store deli departments.

“We are honored by the recognition we have received from the American Pie Council,” said Andrew Nadin, EVP and chief customer officer of Southeastern Grocers. “At Southeastern Grocers, we continually strive to provide our customers with fresh, delicious and affordable products. Earning these highly regarded distinctions validates our commitment to award-winning quality. We create recipes with the tastes of our customers in mind and constantly improve until we have a truly irresistible product.”

The American Pie Council is the leading authority of pies. Each year, a panel of judges at the American Pie Council evaluates various types of pies and recognizes the best in each category with ribbons. This is the 10th consecutive year Southeastern Grocers has participated and received recognition for excellence by the council.

Several Southeastern Grocers pastries repeated as top pie in their respective categories, including 8-inch apple caramel drizzle, 8-inch cherry and 10-inch cream cheese topped pumpkin pie, among others.

All 2019 award-winning pie varieties are available for purchase at select Bi-Lo, Fresco y Más, Harveys and Winn-Dixie locations. In celebration of the 16 first-place awards, 8-inch apple caramel drizzle and 8-inch fresh baked apple pies are buy one, get one free through April 23.

 

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Renee Sexton

Renee Sexton

Renee is a graduate of the Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University and worked more than two decades in broadcast and digital journalism before coming over to the print side.

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