The search is still on to find the UK's best independent retailer and wholesaler for The Grocer Gold Awards - our quest to identify the best companies in the grocery


Last year the wholesaling crown went to Bestway Cash & Carry for consistently providing customers with initiatives that improved their bottom lines while successfully integrating the Batley's business.

The independent retailer of the year must deliver great service to the community while growing the business through strong corporate values and strategy. Last year Tates, the stores division of Spar wholesaler AF Blakemore, ticked all these boxes.

To enter The Grocer Gold Awards, which are sponsored by Deloitte, Headcount, GS1 and Disney, visit, or call 01293 867654. The deadline for entries is 16 March.