Farm Shop & Deli Awards voting now open
Published:  26 August, 2016

The online consumer voting stage for The Farm Shop & Deli Awards 2017 are now open. 

Consumers can visit the ‘2017 Entrants’ web page at farmshopanddelishow.co.uk/awards, select the retailer they wish to vote for and submit an entry online. Online voting closes on 31 October 2016 and all voters will be entered into a prize draw to win a food hamper from the Farm Shop & Deli Awards team.

Since its launch three years ago, the Farm Shop & Deli Awards has received over 1,000 entries from the specialist independent retail market, with nearly 17,000 consumer votes and over 7,000 online votes registered.

According to the judges, “customer comments are important to the judging process and a chance to show support for local retailers. The consumer votes help decide the category, regional and overall Farm Shop & Deli Retailer of the Year Award winners.”

Category awards are up for grabs across 12 different specialisms with nine regional awards also available – plus the coveted Farm Shop & Deli Retailer of the Year.

A team of judges, which includes experts from the world of speciality retail, fine food and food media, will evaluate the online entries before whittling them down to a shortlist and carrying out a series of secret visits later this year to see the retailers in action.

The category, regional and Farm Shop & Deli Retailer of the Year 2017 winners will be announced at the Farm Shop & Deli Show on 24 April 2017 at Birmingham’s NEC.   

The Farm Shop & Deli Awards are brought to you by William Reed Business Media, leading publishers and event organiser for over 150 years, with an extensive grocery and retail portfolio including over 10 award schemes and campaigns, three major conferences, three trade exhibitions and numerous seminars and networking lunches.

Find out more, enter or vote online at farmshopanddelishow.co.uk/awards.

The twelve categories include:
•    Baker
•    Butcher
•    Cheesemonger
•    Delicatessen
•    Farm shop – large retailer
•    Farm shop – small retailer
•    Fishmonger
•    Food hall
•    Greengrocer
•    Market
•    Online business
•    Village store/local shop