We are delighted to announce that we have been named Independent Fresh Produce Retailer of the Year at the nationwide 2013 Retail Industry Awards in London.
This is our second award for fresh produce, which covers the deli and chilled food, bakery, butchery and fish counters, fruit and vegetables as well as the hot counter, cafƒ© and sandwich/chilled snacks section. (Last year we won Best Fresh Food Retailer, from the independent retailers organisation Nisa).
How did we win Well, the judges were impressed by the fact that "the majority of our fresh produce is sourced locally, with seasonal lines provided by local producers, as well as a small range of organic produce" ¦ "Outstanding staff training is another important element of the stores success, and all staff are highly skilled in this area" ¦ and they also remarked on our "use of in-store theatre that used props such as old barrels and fruit crates to catch the eye of customers".
We are very proud, and we would like to thank our hard-working team and all of the local suppliers that bring such wonderful fresh food to our shelves. This is very much a team effort.