We’re really chuffed to tell you that we’ve been named Independent Food Retailer of the Year at this year’s Yorkshire Life Food and Drink Awards!
Organised by the Yorkshire Life magazine, the awards champion food and drink across the Yorkshire region including restaurants, food producers, pubs and retailers. We were shortlisted in the retailer category with two others after judges whittled down nominations received from across the Yorkshire region.
Yorkshire Life send out independent judges to scrutinise nominations and each one is judged on merit rather than popularity. So we know that we’ve had mystery shoppers in store, but we don’t know who they were or when they visited – we’re just glad we passed the test. Of course, we’re very grateful to the lovely customers who took the time to nominate us too.
As well as our success, it was great to see some of our suppliers recognised and highly commended including Lishman’s of Ilkely (who make our salami), Yockenthwaite (who make breakfast cereals), Wold Top Yorkshire Brewery and Sloemotion (who make sloe liqueurs).
We’ve long been supporters of Yorkshire food and drink and we hope that this award will help more people view Sheffield as a food destination. After all, we have some amazing producers in the city, many of whom we stock at Mr Pickles’.
To find out more about produce made in Sheffield or to check out the food and drink that was highly commended in these awards, pop into Mr Pickles’ on Abbeydale Road any day from 8am to 8pm.