Farrer’s collect four national awards

The team at the Lake District based tea and coffee merchants John Farrer & Co, Kendal, are thrilled to announce that they have been awarded four Farm Shop & Deli Product Awards.

The Kendal based tea and coffee merchant achieved two gold awards, one for Farrer's Italian Blend Coffee and a second for Farrer's Lungo Coffee Pods, they also collected a silver for Farrer's English Breakfast Tea and a bronze award for Farrer's Colombian Coffee Bags.

The annual awards now in their third year have quality and excellence at their heart. Supported and judged by leading farm shop and deli retailers, top wholesaler buyers and owners and industry experts. The Farm Shop & Deli Product Awards recognises and rewards the best in specialist food and drink products.

This enhanced criterion gives business confirmation to buyers that an awarded product is worth stocking, and the judges included well known retailers and wholesalers such as Booths, The Gorgeous Food Company, Cotswold Fayre, Diverse Fine Foods, and Kitchen Food Company.

See the full list of winners here

Commenting on the awards, Giorgio Rigali, Head of Communications, Exhibitions at William Reed commented: “Following another record-breaking year for entries, we are thrilled to announce our list of winners for 2024. NPD is critical to growth and these awards are unique, by way that producers get genuine informed feedback on their products and their business model which helps them refine their strategy. The list of winners truly highlights the quality and innovation that is available throughout the specialist retail sector, and we are delighted to be able to provide the opportunity for these businesses to have their products put in front of wholesalers, retailers, and experts.”

Rob Baines, Farrer’s General Manager, remarked: “We’re delighted to have been awarded four Farm Shop & Deli Show Product Awards this year, bringing our overall total up to seven. Every award the team receives recognises the hard work and dedication of every single one of us, and not only that the passion we all have for what we do day to day – crafting teas and coffees that people enjoy. At every turn we take the utmost care in selecting the beans we roast and teas we source, which we buy directly from small farmers, ensuring that they get a fair price for the crops they have carefully nurtured, which we then in turn transform into products for our customers up and down the country.’’