Farm Shop & Deli Awards Finalists Revealed: Walter Rose & Son Makes the FINAL!

The definitive 2020 shortlist of the UK’s finest speciality retailers has been revealed, with the deserving winners of the Farm Shop & Deli Awards set to be announced during an exciting ceremony, held this March (Farm Shop & Deli Show 2020, NEC Birmingham). 

Spanning 11 categories, as well as a coveted ‘Newcomer of the Year’ gong, the Farm Shop & Deli Awards, held in partnership with The Grocer, recognise the very best standards in speciality retail and celebrate the highest levels of service, product knowledge, initiative, innovation and community involvement.

Award-winning catering butcher and Chefs’ Forum Sponsor Walter Rose & Son in Devizes (pictured) has made it to the final!  We would like to congratulate, Jack and Charlie Cook on this fantastic achievement.

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The awards culminate on Monday March 30th at 3.10pm.

An expert judging panel lead by broadcaster and journalist Nigel Barden, have deliberated over and scored almost 90 entries, before creating a shortlist of just 51.

Nigel was joined in the exacting process by food writer and co-chair Elaine Lemm, plus a line-up of judges which included Deputy Editor at British Baker, Amy North, Owner of Wellgate Fisheries and President of the National Federation of Fishmongers, Giles Shaw, Fresh Foods Reporter at The Grocer, Henry Sandercock and Richard Nicholson from Cannon Hall Farm Shop – 2019’s Retailer of the Year award recipients

Nigel comments: “Hard work, long hours, a dedication to artisan quality, to service and locality; these are the tenets that set the ‘great’ apart from the simply good. Each year the bar is raised in terms of quality, making the judging process and deliberation

over the shortlist so difficult. I’m delighted to have had such high calibre team of fellow judges to help create what we now consider to be the defining class of 2020. We now look ahead with great excitement to the awards this coming March.”

Farm Shop & Deli Awards categories include, Baker, Butcher, Cheesemonger, Delicatessen, Farm Shop – Large Retailer, Farm Shop – Small Retailer, Fishmonger, Food Hall, Greengrocer, Newcomer, Online Business and Village Store/Local Shop. For a full breakdown of how each is defined, visit:

Registration is free and now open for Farm Shop & Deli Show; the flagship event which brings together the great and good of the speciality market to celebrate the very best of British produce, returning this March (30th March -1st April, NEC Birmingham).

Visitors keen to experience 2020’s most comprehensive programme of demonstrations, interactive live debates and tastings, all focused on improving the bottom line can go to: today to register for their completely free badge.