© Field Fayre - The Organic Store 2013
2013 has been a big year for Field Fayre here in Ross-on-Wye - with recognition in two national awards.
Most recently receiving Gold Medal ‘Best Independent Retailer’ – in the Soil Association’s annual awards, announced on 19th September in London. This follows hot on the heels of being joint runners up with multi-national Waitrose in the Natural & Organic Europe Awards 2013 for ‘Best Organic Retailer’ earlier this year.
The judges said: "We were extremely impressed by the attention to detail of sourcing really good local and organic food in the Ross-on-Wye area. Their approach to make living and eating organically as easy as possible must be complimented – mouth-watering displays of product."
The Awards were announced as part of Organic September, the UK's biggest celebration of all things organic and the launch of the ‘Small Changes, Big Difference’. Monty Don, President of the Soil Association said: “The Organic Food Awards celebrate not only great tasting food and drink but also the inspiring stories behind it.”
Earlier in the year Field Fayre was recognised as one of the country’s top 3 organic retailers, in what is the equivalent of the Oscars in our industry, showing we punch well above our weight.
Recognised not only for the depth and breadth of our range of organic products, but also for our customer service we came joint runners up with multi-national Waitrose in the Natural & Organic Europe Awards 2013 for ‘Best Organic Retailer in the UK’,
Field Fayre was described by Rob Sexton, Chief Executive of the Soil Association as ‘committed and passionate about what they do, and an example of how the independent sector is delivering growth for organics’, as he introduced the three finalists at the awards ceremony, hosted by Michaela Strachan, and held at the Novotel in London. He also commented that there had been far more entries for this category this year and the standard was exceedingly high.
These awards are recognition that the little guy is just as important in delivering what customers want, and is not only great news for Field Fayre, but also a boost for Ross-on-Wye’s fantastic range of town centre independent shops.