The 2013 Stars of the Year competition was open to projects that were implemented. A total of five grand awards and one special award were presented. Out of the 125 projects that competed, 15 projects were shortlisted. These projects made a contribution of around 7 million USD to Yıldız Holding.
As a result of the panel’s evaluations and internal voting, the winning projects were: Hüner Pazarlama’s “In-Store Excellence” in the Contribution to Growth category; Sabri Ülker Food Research Foundation’s “Balanced Nutrition” project in the Values category; “Ülker Laviva” in the Innovation category; Şok Market’s “Mixed Loading Model” project in the Cost Advantage category; and, Pasifik Pazarlama’s “Orders, Delivery, Regulation and Exposure” project in the Operational Excellence category. The Jury Special Award went to Kümaş for its project “Pilot Plant and Industrial Scale for Magnesite Ore Enrichment Using Chemical Methods”.