Farm Shop & Deli Awards 2018: Winner’s prizes announced

As the deadline closing date of 30th September fast approaches for entries from speciality food & drink retailers from across the UK and Northern Ireland, the organisers have announced some of the prizes the overall Farm Shop & Deli Awards ‘2018 Retailer of the Year’ can win. 

Through the extensive marketing and social media campaigns run during the entry stage, entrants to the 2018 Awards can benefit from exposure to over 14,000 viewers to the Awards website, Twitter and Facebook pages - which increases through the finalist and then the winners stages.


In addition to the above extensive coverage, Farm Shop & Deli Awards are pleased to announce their Retailer of the Year winner will also receive a two page ‘Spotlight’ feature in The Grocer publication.


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As media partner to the awards, The Grocer is a multi award winning, premier weekly magazine for the biggest industry in the UK - the food and drink retail sector. The Grocer caters to the entire industry, from directors of the large multiples to independent retailers, enjoying strong readership among growers, food processors and manufacturers, as well as key opinion formers and the national media.


Moreover, the winner will also receive a personalised social media workshop, from food-specialist agency Digital Blonde.

Karen Fewell Digital Blonde Marketing

The session will be run by Digital Blonde’s founder Karen Fewell, who also heads up The Food Marketing School. The specially designed session will cover all social media channels and recent updates to these, identifying opportunities and ensuring the winners are making the most of them. In this bespoke workshop, they will review current activity and discuss tactics to help reach their target audience.  

The time with Digital Blonde will even include how to incorporate psychology into marketing and social media communications. Winners will come away with an enhanced understanding of consumer decision making, and how to use these insights to drive footfall and increase sales.


Farm Shop & Deli Awards will also promote the finalists and winners online and through press activity, as well as providing them will the tools to promote their achievements with their local press and customers.

“The awards help to promote businesses like ours, so it is important to be involved. Also, aside from the huge amount of free marketing and publicity to tap into, the awards provide novel ways to interact with customers - encouraging them to vote is always a fun ‘competition’ between staff!”
Delifonseca, Food Hall of the Year winners 2018

There is still time for specialist retailers to enter the awards before the 30th September deadline. With a host of information available on the awards website, including videos and blogs from judges and previous winners, any interested retailer should take a look, and enter today, at


The category, regional and Farm Shop & Deli Retailer of the Year 2018 winners will be announced at Farm Shop & Deli Show on 16 April 2018 at Birmingham’s NEC.

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