The Guild of Fine Food
What is Shop of the Year?
Shop of the Year is an accreditation that recognises and promotes retail excellence. Independent retailers from all over the UK and Ireland will compete to win these highly coveted awards, covering the key areas of retail skills, food know-how and operations.
Why is Shop of the Year different to other awards?
The Guild of Fine Food have 35 years of experience working with small businesses, deli people, cheesemongers, farm shops and grocers. They have been been putting a spotlight on them, through Shop of the Year, for quite some time too. The Guild understands what makes a successful retailer and SotY will celebrate the wonderful things small shops and independent retailers are achieving. This year sees the award scheme expand and improve. We have additional retail categories and an even more robust judging procedure.
The award ceremony takes place on Monday 11th March 2019