The Farm Shop & Deli Awards recognise the very best standards in speciality retail and to celebrate the highest levels of service, product knowledge, initiative, innovation and community involvement.
Nigel Barden, Chair of judges
food & drink journalist & broadcaster
“I am delighted to continue to be involved as the Farm Shop & Deli Awards celebrates its 5th year. It’s a fabulous initiative for the sector and offers the best way to recognise and reward excellence for the UK’s local, artisan and highstreet speciality retailers”
"When I consider the hundreds of food businesses we have the pleasure of calling customers (friends), some of whom started life in a small shed or barn and combine that with the fact that many of them are family-run, it is really very humbling to think they are putting their trust in us and in our systems for the good of their business and for future generations of their family to come.
This sector has seen some very tough times and continues to come under pressure from the supermarkets as they press for their slice of the 'retail pie'.
We are proud therefore to answer the call to be the main award sponsors for Farm Shop of the Year in the sector we love so dearly.”
Nigel Bogle B.Sc. (Hons) COMP, Managing Director, Lakeland Computers
The Grocer spans every aspect of the market, from directors of the large multiples to independent retailers, and all visitors beyond the FMCG industry.