Specialty Food Association Membership
Outstanding Retailer Awards
The Outstanding Retailer Award competition honors leading specialty food retailers who are nominated and selected by a panel of Specialty Food Association members, consisting of manufacturers, distributors, importers and retailers who review and select the Finalists and Winners. Winners are presented with gold statues at the Summer Fancy Food Show, receive extensive publicity in their local media and are featured in the May/June issue of Specialty Food Magazine.
Outstanding Retailers of 2013 Announced!
Specialty Food Magazine and the Specialty Food Association present the five Outstanding Retailers of 2013. The following companies from across the U.S. were nominated by members of the Association, who were asked to recommend stores based on the qualities of a successful specialty food establishment, such as uniqueness, customer service and product knowledge. Each of this year’s winners epitomizes those traits: These merchants share a commitment to premium food, service and loyalty to their community.
And the winners are..
- Lazy Acres Market
- Oliver’s Market
- Shady Maple Farm Market
- Sweet Grass Dairy Cheese Shop
Read all about this year's Outstanding Retailers by clicking on the links below.
Outstanding Retailer Award Profiles
Kate Collier and Eric Gertner’s idea of a date was to transform a Charlottesville abandoned building into a specialty market. More than a decade later they’ve transformed feast into a showcase for local products that highlights Virginia’s vibrant food scene.
This charming specialty and natural food store is warm and inviting while offering an exceptional selection of products, from house-made organic breads and European butter to a vast selection of local organic produce. Known for its unmatched customer service, Lazy Acres Market prides itself on ...
Oliver’s pioneered the crossover between conventional and natural supermarkets in the Bay Area, and today provides a one-stop shopping experience in Sonoma County, Calif., with three locations and a heavy emphasis on truly local products.
What started as a roadside stand in Lancaster, Pa., has grown into so much more than an exceptional local supermarket. Shady Maple Farm Market has become a destination spot for tourists from neighboring states, who come every weekend to enjoy its many amenities and events.
The history and philosophy of Sweet Grass Dairy are intertwined. The producer’s own Cheese Shop, located in Thomasville, Ga., is a family-owned and -operated establishment that lends its success to its handcrafted artisanal cheeses, high-quality product mix, dedicated staff and supportive community.
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