How to increase your sales

It's human nature to want to grow your farm shop and increase sales but we can quite often be left feeling at a loss on how to achieve this. There are several low cost and effective ways that your farm shop business can increase average basket spend... Read more

Golden Cross wins Best British Cheese at World Cheese Awards 2018

Golden Cross from the Golden Cross Cheese Company has been named the Best British Cheese, sponsored by the Academy of Cheese, at the 31st edition of the World Cheese Awards in Bergen, Norway following a record breaking 3,472 entries being judged in a single day at the city’s iconic Grieg Hall. Read more

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Appetite Me expand their service offering

Rural Food Consultants, Appetite Me, add a new bow to their arrow by offering bespoke rebrand packages to meet clients needs. Read more

Shop of the Year branches out, with revamped awards in store for independent retailers

The Guild of Fine Food’s annual Shop of the Year awards, a competition which recognises and promotes excellence in independent retail, is now open for entry. Read more

Vote now to recognise Gardening’s best buyers

Believing that good buyers have not been given the recognition they deserve, Glee is asking you to nominate people or teams that might qualify as the country’s best buyers for awards being introduced at the show. Read more

Looking ahead - It's not all doom and gloom

2013 turned out to be another disappointing year in all three key sectors of the garden retail market – garden plants, garden care and garden leisure – with all three sectors showing a steady decline in the five years to 2013 covered by the Analysis. Read more

Many good reasons to visit Scotland's premier fine food event

Be the early bird and re-stock first when thousands of fine food retailers across the UK will head to Scotland’s only speciality food trade show at the SEC in Glasgow from 20-22 Jan 2019. Registration is now open for your complimentary entry ticket. Read more

Shop of the Year 2018 winners announced

On Thursday 20 September, the Guild of Fine Food crowned the UK’s best independent retailers, as Shop of the Year 2018 reached its exciting finale in London. Established to recognise and promote excellence in the industry, the accreditation scheme was newly expanded this year to offer even more opportunities for small independent retailers. Read more

Best Farm Shop or Garden Centre with Food Hall - Keelham Farm Shop, Bradford

West Country Food & Drink Champions announced at the Taste of the West Awards ceremony 2018

The overall winners of this year’s Taste of the West Awards were announced today at a prestigious ceremony held in The Great Hall at Exeter University, attracting an audience of over 400 fanatic foodies. With the help of BBC television presenter Victoria Graham, a staggering 42 awards were given out to 38 South West food & drink businesses. Read more

2018 winners

Taste of the West Product Awards 2018 – Results announced!

Once again South West food and drink producers have excelled themselves, and this week Taste of the West has had the honour of awarding close to 700 products Gold, Silver and Highly Commended Awards in this year’s Awards scheme sponsored by Old Mill. Read more

Rosemary & Sea Salt Lavosh Flatbread made by Step & Stone

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GCA names best garden centres for plants and furniture

Sunshine Garden Centre and Van Hage are the best GCA outdoor living retailers.  Cowell’s and Bents are the best for plants. Read more

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