Countdown-logoTHREE major awards have been announced by Progressive at its annual Countdown Suppliers of the Year awards dinner held in Auckland. Top of the list was the company’s prestigious Supplier of the Year trophy that has gone to Red Bull. The company’s internal Category Manager of the Year that carried $10,000 of travel went to Justin Waddell of Bakery. And Store Manager of the Year was named as Shaun Wall of Countdown Hawera. Held at Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds, the event attracted over 300 suppliers as well as all 179-store managers from around the country.