The Speciality & Fine Food Fair Awards which celebrate excellence and innovation in the world of artisan food and drink have opened nominations for their third edition.
Entering in the awards are free and will close on 26 June. The winners will be announced on day one of the Speciality & Fine Food Fair, which will be taking place on 11-1 September at Olympia London. Entries can be nominations or self nominations.
“The Speciality & Fine Food Fair Awards celebrate the most exciting retailers, products and innovations in the world of artisan and fine food, and we can’t wait to check out this year’s entries,” commented Nicola Woods, Event Manager for Speciality & Fine Food Fair.
This year’s awards are comprised of seven categories; ‘Not Yet on the Shelf’ Award which was introduced this year and is open to products currently in development or have been developed but are not yet on a retailer’s shelf; New Product of the Year celebrates a British product that has demonstrated creativity and innovation; New Product of the Year – International, celebrating an international product that has demonstrated creativity and innovation; Sustainability Pioneer of the Year presented to a person or business leading inspiring sustainable initiatives; Small Independent Retailer of the Year presented to a pioneering smaller retailer; Large Independent Retailer of the Year presented to a retailer with over UK£500k annual turnover and Outstanding Industry Champion which will be presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the fine food and drink industry.
The judges for this year’s event are:
- Adrian Boswell, Food Buyer, Selfridges
- Stephen Minall, Co-Founder, FDReviews
- Vhari Russell, Managing Director, Food Marketing Experts
- Tara Mei, Founder, Mahalo Supplies
- Steve Walpole, Culinary Consultant
- Laura Roberts, Owner, Laura’s Larder
“I am really looking forward to seeing this year’s entries for the Speciality & Fine Food Fair Awards. Last year we had a wide variety of entries and it’s always great to see new products coming to market and hearing how brands are innovating and ensuring their green credentials are at the forefront of what they are doing,” said Vhari Russell, Managing Director, Food Marketing Experts. “The awards are a wonderful way for brands to showcase what they are doing and to get the recognition they deserve.”
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