Farm Shop & Deli Show has unveiled the regional finalists in its 2023 Retailer Awards – comprising some of the UK’s best loved specialist retailers, pillars of their respective communities and champions of great produce and sustainable practice.
An esteemed panel of judges have taken into consideration the ways in which retailers have played an important role in supporting and developing their staff, before creating their shortlist of regional finalists, whittled down from hundreds of entries.
The 68 successful businesses span 12 categories and nine UK regions, with some regions awarding ‘Best retailer’ to both small and large retailers.
Back for 2023 the Awards will be selecting their ‘Newcomer of the Year’ as well as the return of the ‘Retailer of the Year’ accolade. These and the regional winners will be revealed live from Farm Shop & Deli Show, at the NEC Birmingham on Tuesday 25th April 2023, in what promises to be a thrilling celebration of the sector.
Macauley’s Fruit and Veg Merchant, an independent greengrocers in Burntisland, is one of the Five food retailers that will compete for the Scottish title. It is the only greengrocer in Scotland to be recognised, and is Fife’s only business in the competition.
Owner Ross Macauley said: “Being recognised as one of Scotland’s best food sellers is such an honour and motivational boost. And as the only finalist from Fife, we’ll be flying the flag for our local suppliers too.
“This will be my eighth year on Burntisland High Street. Slowly and steadily we’ve grown the shop into something I’m really proud of. We’ve got ourselves a set of fantastic regular customers, both local and from further afield, that are as curious and enthusiastic as me when it comes to seasonal produce, locally grown food and trying new flavours.
“It’s not an easy time to be a small business owner so to still be making a living from doing what we love, as well as getting national recognition for it, is a pretty big deal. Our small wee shop being up against Scotland’s finest food retailers, including an upscale department store like House of Bruar, is really exciting for us.”
Take a look at the shortlisted finalists here: https://event.farmshopanddelishow.co.uk/live/en/page/home live/en/page/finalist-shortlist
About The UK Food & Drink Shows:
The UK Food & Drink Shows unite four shows under one roof, covering the complete supply chain in three comprehensive days of insight, innovation and inspiration. Farm Shop & Deli Show joins National Convenience Show, Foodex Manufacturing Solutions and Food & Drink Expo, to create an unmissable proposition for progressive food and drink professionals across the industry.
While the content of each show has been tailored to meet the exacting requirements of its respective audience, The UK Food & Drink Shows are united by four overarching themes: Health & Nutrition, Sustainability, Technology and Consumer Insight; issues faced unilaterally that will filter down into every part of the show discourse. Find out more about Farm Shop & Deli Show at: https://www.farmshopanddelishow.co.uk/
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