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 Retailer Awards 2022 nominate or enter

Free to enter, the Farm Shop & Deli Retailer Awards, in partnership with The Grocer, are highly respected in the industry for playing an important role in supporting, and celebrating, the UK’s independent, specialist retail market across nine regions and 12 categories.

For 2022, the Awards will recognise specialist retailers who are doing their part to create a better world through sustainable initiatives, whilst supporting their customers, communities and suppliers.

The judges are looking for retailers who have shown innovation to adapt their business during the unprecedented past 12-18 months. Perhaps it is steps that have been introduced to become a more sustainable business (examples could be in relation to packaging, recycle/reuse, waste, energy). No matter how large or small your steps may be, or what financial investment you have made, if you’ve demonstrated innovation and sustainability in your business, then we want to hear about, and celebrate, it!

Why not take a look at our 'Small Green Steps' blog on Sustainability for some examples? 

For 2022 our Awards are all about showcasing the regional champions

Following a similar format to last year, we’re again looking to shine the spotlight on those retailers who deserve recognition and unveil the ‘Best in region’.

So, if this is you, then please click on the button below to enter the Retailer Awards. 

Enter today

Deadline for entries is Friday 25th February 2022.

Are you a supplier or customer who knows a worthy retailer who should enter?

With your help we’re looking to shine the spotlight on those retailers who deserve recognition. All you need to do is click on the button below to complete the online nomination form below, tell us why they deserve to win and we’ll do the rest.

Nominate a retailer

Deadline for nominations is Friday 28th January 2022.

All eligible nominated retailers will be contacted in February and invited to enter before 25th February. Retailers do not need to wait to be nominated, you can simply click here to complete the online entry form today. 


Need more information?

To take a look at what the regions and categories are for 2022, please click on the button below.

Regions and categories


To take a look at the Retailer Awards format for 2022, please click on the button below.

2022 Format


This year the online entry form will comprise two questions. To help you prepare your entry, why not take a look at our Top Tips by clicking on the button below:

Tips and entry questions


Take a look at our 2021 Regional Winners 
On Monday 5th July and Tuesday 6th July 2021, we announced our 2021 Commended Retailers and Regional Winners. Why not click on the button below to see last year's worthy winners?

Previous years winners 

Our reputation. Your success.

The Awards organiser, William Reed, has been helping businesses succeed since the launch of The Grocer in 1862 and the drive to inform and serve their sectors flows through everything they do today. The Farm Shop & Deli Retailer Awards are no exception and, for the past eight years, they have celebrated, and supported, the speciality retail market by utilising their reputation and reach in the sector.

“We are a very long established business, we have been here for almost 200 years. The Farm Shop & Deli Awards were worth entering because it doesn’t matter what you do in your advertising, you can advertise in any paper and magazine, but when an outside body says ‘these guys are going it right, these guys are good’ it’s worth ten times any of that.”
Callum Edge, Owner Edge & Son, 2018 Retailer of the Year

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Introducing our brand new Farm Shop & Deli Product Awards

Farm Shop & Deli Show are launching a new Product Awards scheme to showcase the quality and calibre of produce supplied to the farm shop and deli community. The awards, which will kick off in 2022 celebrate produce reared and produced exclusively in the UK. Click here to register your interest and we'll send you more details soon!

Supporting specialist retailers