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FreshAwards 2018 - Retail Excellence

25 June 2018

Convenience Retailer – Multiple Retailer – Multiple Floral Retailer of the Year

Consumers and industry voted online during January to April 2018 for the winners of the FreshAwards 2018 Convenience Retailer, Multiple Retailer and Multiple Floral Retailer awards.

Congratulations go to:

  • M&S Simply Foods – Convenience Retailer of the Year, sponsored by CHEP. Customers’ comments: “Best quality.” The award was presented by Katie Ingham Manager Customer Partnerships, CHEP.
  • Aldi – Multiple Retailer of the Year, sponsored by IFCO. Customers’ comments: “Consistently fresh, with plenty of Super 6 offers.” The award was presented by Libby Sutcliffe Sales Director of IFCO.
  • Aldi –Multiple Floral Retailer of the Year, sponsored by Zyon UK. Customers’ comments: “Unbeatable prices for beautiful long-lasting flowers.” The award was presented by Leon Eijgenram, Chief Executive of Zyon Group.


Independent Retailer of the Year

Congratulations to Keelham Farm Shop, winner of the FreshAwards 2018  Independent Retailer of the Year, sponsored by CHEP.

Taste and affordability are foremost for this innovative family run business. Shopping at Keelhams becomes a journey of discovery, with innovations like soup and veggie bags allowing customers to buy as little as needed to cook from scratch. The farm shop even runs a Veg Exchange Scheme for customers to have home-grown surplus produce sold on their behalf, in return for credit.

Keelhams has championed the fresh produce sector, working with the local community to support its regional network of over 400 growers and suppliers.  It’s been giving away free fresh fruit to children for many years, part of several  initiatives to encourage healthy eating, and reconnect the younger generation with fruit and vegetables.

“Not just a shop, Keelhams is a fabulous food and eating experience,” commented Nigel Jenney, Chief Executive of the Fresh Produce Consortium.

The Fresh Award was presented by Steven McGhee, Senior Director Global Sales & Marketing, Brambles in front of an audience of around 500 people at the gala evening, hosted by Shane Richie at The Pavilion at the Tower of London on Tuesday 6 June 2017.

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