Earlier this month the winners of the Farm Shop & Deli Retailer Awards 2021 were announced and we would like to congratulate every winner on their success in these prestigious awards. We are especially pleased to see winners whose business directly benefits from their investment into an onsite bakery.
Chair of Judges, Nigel Barden, commented on the 2021 awards:
We are all aware that the past 15 months have been like no other and that the traditional retail world of food and drink has dramatically changed. The Farm Shop & Deli finalists have illustrated how crucial they are to their communities at a time when many consumers remained in their homes. It’s the stories of innovation and imagination that took our judges’ breath away. Florists who became greengrocers, farmers who loaded their trailers to deliver to the vulnerable, providing a human face and voice to the isolated. The food offer from our finalists has been sublime while the consideration of mental health and well being for customers and staff has been paramount. It has put independent retailers right back in the heart of their communities, with an increased appreciation from grateful shoppers. It’s been a privilege to read some of these stories and to now be able to tell the world about these remarkably dedicated people; the Farm Shop & Deli Awards Commended Retailer and Regional Winners.
Read more about the awards and register for the Farm Shop & Deli Show 2022 here.