Entries open for Farm Shop & Deli Awards

Entries open for Farm Shop & Deli Awards

Farm Shop & Deli Awards, in partnership with The Grocer, are excited to announce that entries for their 2020 Awards are now open and will close on Friday 20th September 2019. Free to enter, the Awards are renowned in the industry for playing an important role in supporting, and celebrating, the UK’s independent, specialist retail market.

The Awards are FREE to enter and offer many benefits, including:

  • Promoting their businesses to industry experts from the world of speciality retail, fine food and food media who form the judging panel.
  • Opportunity to network with like-minded speciality retailers, meet producers who can support their business and gain insights and advice from industry leaders at the finals held at the heart of the Farm Shop & Deli Show on Monday 30th March 2020.
  • Exposure from a comprehensive marketing and PR campaign to industry and regional titles – entries & finalists can receive a reach of over 24,000 increasing to over 142,400 for winners and overall ‘Retailer of the Year’.
  • Raising their profile with their community and customers – using the tools provided throughout the entry to winning stages to help them promote their entry, and success.

The categories up for grabs are Baker, Butcher, Cheesemonger, Delicatessen, Farm Shop – Large Retailer, Farm Shop – Small Retailer, Fishmonger, Food Hall, Greengrocer, Newcomer, Online business and Village Store / Local Shop.

With entries open until Friday 20th September, there is plenty of time to prepare and submit an entry. And, as each year, the Awards welcome submissions from both new and previous entrants, the mix of category entries change year on year – meaning everyone is a contender. So the question is, can you afford not to try?

If you are interested in entering, or know a retailer who should, please visit farmshopanddelishow.co.uk/awards to learn more about the awards and enter.

Here’s what one of the 2019 Award winners said:

“We’d absolutely recommend businesses to enter because, even if you don’t win, the fact that you will be judged by your peers in the industry will help you improve your own business. If you win then you are going to get an amazing uplift in trade and recognition from suppliers who you didn’t know of before will be beating a path to your door to bring you more exciting things for you to sell.”

Michael Baker, Managing Director, Bakers and Larners of Holt – Food Hall of the Year 2019

For more information visit the Farm Shop & Deli Awards website.