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O`KEY Group S.A. (LSE: OKEY, the ‘Group’), one of the leading Russian food retailers, was praised for its private label products by the jury of the prestigious international Quality Guarantee 2019 competition.

The award ceremony for top producers was hosted by the Federation Council on the World Quality Day, 14 November 2019. Five O`KEY private label products won the highest award: Selection of O`KEY Roasted Almonds, O`KEY Pilau Rice, O`KEY Brined Calamari, Selection of O`KEY Honey-Roasted Peanuts, and O`KEY Ukrainian Style Fried Sausage.

O`KEY also won the second-place award for own production of Grilled Chicken (O`KEY deli product) and Triple Chocolate Muffins (O`KEY bakery product), and received honorary quality certificates for its Chocolate Gummy Gingerbread, O`KEY Litere 50% Cream Cheese, Moskovskaya Roll (O`KEY bakery product), and Baguette 250 g (O`KEY bakery product).

Within the Quality Guarantee competition, the «Meat Oscar» awards coveted by all meat industry players were also presented. The highest award in this contest was given to O`KEY Ukrainian Style Fried Sausage. The second-place award was given to Grilled Chicken (O`KEY deli product).

The Quality Guarantee competition takes place annually at the V. M. Gorbatov All-Russian Meat Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences with support from the Russian Ministry of Agriculture. Over 90 companies from 40 regions of Russia and Kazakhstan participate in the contest annually. In 2019, 384 products submitted by contestants were examined across 17 categories, including meat products, dairy products, baby food, soft and low-alcohol drinks, juices, fruit, vegetables, and other products. In 2019, new categories were added to the competition: Deli Products and Healthy Foods, to serve as a basis for future basket of healthy and well-balanced diet.

Svetlana Gil, O`KEY’s Director for Quality:

“O`KEY has consistently shown high results, winning the jury’s recognition for several years running. Last year, all six products we nominated won their well-deserved awards. Another year of awards for us shows the strength of O`KEY’s global strategy – offering our its customers only fresh, high-quality products.”