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Bestway has recognised the achievements of 17 independent retailers as part of its Retail Development Awards.

Gongs were awarded to the retailers as part of a ceremony held at the London Marriott Hotel on 25 May. The annual ceremony celebrates the achievements and successes of the wholesaler’s symbol and unaffiliated retailers.

Bestway Wholesale managing director Dawood Pervez said: “For us here at Bestway, this is one of the most exciting events in the industry calendar. I am always humbled by the sheer talent, commitment and determination of our retailers and nowhere is this evidenced more strongly than within our Retail Development Awards.

“The Retail Development Programme does what it says on the tin. It’s there to help our retailers develop and make more possible within their businesses and with our supplier partners the programme also offers a unique opportunity for retailers and suppliers to get together.

“It’s all about sharing, learning and growing, and whilst our industry is undoubtedly facing unique challenges, let’s not forget we are also facing immense opportunity.  

“Tonight’s results are on the back of hard work, dedication and unwavering vision on the part of each retailer.”

The winners were:

Category Awards

  • Soft Drinks: Four Seasons, Liverpool
  • Water: Best-one Plus, St Helens
  • Beer & Cider: M.R. Foodstores, Leamington-Spa
  • Wines & Spirits: Stanley Wines, Warrington
  • Tobacco: M1 Metro, Manchester
  • Confectionery: S & B Supermarket, Northampton
  • Crisps & Snacks: Costcutter, Kidderminster
  • General Grocery: Green & Fresh, Hackney, London
  • Household, Health and Beauty: Simis Food and Wine, Thornton Heath)
  • Chilled & Diary: Best-one Jacks, Prescot
  • Pet Food: Best-one Fiveways, Tipton
  • Baby Food: Manor Park Mini Market, Newham, London
  • Community Award sponsored by Independent Retail News
  • Community Award: Weeley Post Office and store, Clacton-On-Sea

Regional and National Awards

  • Southern Winner: Mini Supermarket, Croydon
  • Northern Winner: D&S Stores, Tamworth
  • Scottish Winner: Brownlies, Biggar, Scotland
  • National Bestway Retailer of the Year: Fairways, Wallasey, Merseyside

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