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10 Oct 2023

British Independent Retail Association (Bira) acknowledges the Government's investment in towns across the UK.

9 Oct 2023

Policing minister Chris Philp has encouraged shop workers to make ‘citizen’s arrests’ on shoplifters, a message branded as ‘dangerous and irresponsible’  by...

9 Oct 2023

A group of independent traders in Budleigh Salterton have started a campaign to attract more shoppers.

9 Oct 2023

New research from Square and Clearpay indicates consumer confidence is rising, with 72% of consumers planning to spend more or the same this coming holiday season compared to last year,...

9 Oct 2023

Miriam Margolyes, Richard Armitage and Tomi Oyemakinde will be among the authors headlining events at this year’s Bookshop Day taking place this Saturday 14th October.

4 Oct 2023

Shop owners have called on the Home Secretary to specifically outlaw attacks on retail workers.

4 Oct 2023

From the start of October, bans and restrictions on single-use plastic cutlery, polystyrene cups and food containers, single-use balloon sticks and certain types of polystyrene cups and...

27 Sep 2023

A recent survey of retailers across the UK has shown that cash remains a crucial payment method for independent shops.

27 Sep 2023

Almost 2,000 more British independent shops were left empty in the first half of this year, as small businesses struggled to cope with rising inflation and the cost-of-living crisis.

27 Sep 2023

An independent shop owner in Liverpool has said that independent shops in the city centre have taken to creating their own security WhatsApp group, warning each other of shoplifters in the...

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Indie retail finalists named in the 2023 Speciality & Fine Food Fair Awards

Posted on in Business News

The shortlist has been announced for the 2023 Speciality & Fine Food Fair Awards, which celebrate innovative products and inspiring independent retailers in the world of artisan food and drink.

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 The results of the awards are now open to a public industry vote, with the ultimate winners decided by a combination of the judges ranking and the public vote. The winners will be celebrated in a special ceremony in September.

This year’s awards are comprised of seven categories: 

  • ‘Not Yet on the Shelf’ 
  • New Product of the Year – UK 
  • New Product of the Year - International 
  • Sustainability Pioneer of the Year 
  • Small Independent Retailer of the Year, in partnership with BIRA 
  • Large Independent Retailer of the Year, in partnership with BIRA 
  • Outstanding Industry Champion 

The Small Independent Retailer of the Year Award, in partnership with BIRA, is presented to a pioneering smaller retailer at the heart of their community.  The winner will be a forward-thinking independent retailer with less than £500k annual turnover and/or 10 or fewer employees.   The shortlisted finalists are:

 The Large Independent Retailer of the Year Award is presented to a pioneering retailer with over £500k annual turnover and/or more than 11 employees. The winner is a forward-thinking retailer, a real advocate for independent businesses, and leads by example to push for change and development for the industry on key agendas. 

 To find out the award winners, sample the nominated products, and explore everything Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2023 has to offer, register for your complimentary trade ticket at Cast your vote for your favourite nominees here.  

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