Retailers and staff were out in force for the Scottish Grocer Awards 2020 – and what a night they had. The best and brightest of Scottish convenience retail gathered at Hilton Glasgow for the gala event, hosted by Scottish comedy star Craig Hill.
Scottish Grocer Awards 2017 Winners and Highly Commended finalists
Local retailers from across Scotland were honoured last night at the Scottish Grocer Awards 2017.
The event, the biggest awards programme of its type in the country, is held to recognise and celebrate the very best in Scottish convenience retailing.
Held at Glasgow’s Hilton Hotel on Thursday (March 9), the show was hosted by comedian Craig Hill and saw 21 awards go to some of Scotland’s very best independent retailers, symbol stores, forecourts, employees and entrepreneurs.
This year, winners hailed from as far afield as Kinross, Edinburgh, Stevenston, Troon, Dundee and the Outer Hebrides.
The event culminated in the presentation of the Industry Achievement Award, which this year went to Simon Hannah, managing director of wholesaler JW Filshill, the company behind KeyStore.
“This is the 21st year for the Scottish Grocer Awards and I have no hesitation saying it was our best yet.
“Across the board, the standard of entries was exceptional and all of our finalists deserve tremendous credit for the work they do for the industry and their communities.
“Congratulations to all our winners, who work very hard to make convenience retail one of Scotland’s most dynamic and engaging industries.” John McNee, Editor of Scottish Grocer
Dairy Award – Managed Store
Winner: Scotmid Balerno, Edinburgh
Highly Commended: Spar Tarves, Edinburgh
Dairy Award – Independent Store
Winner: Spar Renfrew
Highly Commended: Premier Cranhill Convenience Store
Bakery Retailer of the Year – Managed Store
Winner: Scotmid Stockbridge, Edinburgh
Highly Commended: Spar Dalrymple
Bakery Retailer of the Year – Independent Store
Winner: Giacopazzi’s, Sands House Kinross
Highly Commended: Nisa Local Greens of Markinch, Fife
Scottish Grocer, Scotland’s leading magazine for the convenience retailing sector, has kept Scotland’s local food and drink retailers up to date for nearly a century. Renowned within the industry as a quality title, its knowledgeable and consistent independent editorial ensures it is a magazine that retailers can trust and rely on regardless of market conditions.