Jarrold named finalist in Shop of the Year 2020

The Guild of Fine Foods has shortlisted Jarrold Deli and Wine Bar for best Food Hall in the
Shop of the Year 2020 Awards.

The Guild of Fine Food’s annual Shop of the Year awards, an accreditation scheme which recognises and promotes excellence in independent retail, has announced its finalists for 2020 and Jarrold is among those in the running to win the Food Hall category. Having had its written entry reviewed by a panel of respected industry experts, Jarrold will now undergo two further rounds of judging, including an announced visit from one of the judges and a mystery shop carried out by Insight6.

From the overall shopping experience and financial performance to colleague training opportunities and environmental initiatives, the panel of highly experienced judges, which includes Edward Berry of The Flying Fork, Stuart Gates, former managing director at Fortnum & Mason and senior buyer at Harrods, award-winning retailer Tracey Colley and food writer, Patrick McGuigan will rate, score and provide feedback on every aspect of Jarrold before agreeing on an overall category winner. A Newcomer Award will be given to a worthy category entrant that has been trading for less than two years and any entrants considered to be leading the way with new ideas will be put forward for the Innovation Award.

Minnie Moll, CEO of Jarrold said “We are thrilled to be named as a finalist in these prestigious awards. Just looking at the list of judges shows how high the bar is set. This year we have moved our Deli on even more with inspiring new products and launching our Own Brand range in partnership with local producers. It’s great for our wonderful Deli team to have their hard work and passion recognised”

Shop of the Year 2020 will reach its exciting finale on Monday 9 March, when the world of fine food gather at Fodder Farm Shop and Café in Harrogate to find out the winners of each category.