The Better Food Company celebrate making awards shortlist

Bristol organic retailer The Better Food Company is celebrating being shortlisted for the Observer’s 2011 Ethical Awards.

The company, which own an organic shop and café in St Werburghs and a food hall and deli in Clifton, were nominated for the Best Local Retailer gong.

The Better Food Company’s MD Phil Haughton said: “Being among such worthy contenders is amazing. We all work hard to keep food retailing honest and independent, so we’re all flying the flag together.”

“There’s a great feeling of camaraderie in our sector of the industry, as we strive to keep giving customers a real choice, and producers a real market.”

“We’ve made it our mission to be bold and proud of what we stand for. Our two shops and cafe employ about 60 local people and we support about 70 local businesses, farmers and producers by selling their goods to the people of Bristol. Small independent retailers like us shouldn’t be underestimated!”

Other short-listed companies included Manchester’s Unicorn Grocery, and winners The People’s Supermarket, who was the subject of a four -part documentary earlier in the year.