29 April 2021

The inaugural Scottish Retail Food & Drink Awards are a brand-new celebration of Scottish food and drink with a very simple aim at their heart: to get more of Scotland’s fantastic food and drink products onto more Scottish retail shelves. This is your invitation to discover some of the finest products available across a wide range of categories.

From cheese to biscuits, beer to gin, browse to find what you need and connect with the people who make them.

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Meet the winners of the 2021 Scottish Retail Food & Drink Awards on Delishops.

Charlie Turnbull has been busy meeting many of the award winners – and you can catch up with them here.

The Awards shine a focus on the hard work, the innovation, the attention to detail and individual journeys of producers form all around Scotland. Let them tell you their stories. Click on the winning products, and go though to the interview and see the people behind the winning food or drink.

Introducing the Scottish Retail Food & Drink Awards

The Scottish Retail Food & Drink Awards were created last year with a very specific and simple goal: to get more Scottish food and drink products onto more shelves.

The Awards are unique in encompassing the entire spectrum of producers and retailers in Scotland, from the very smallest artisan business to the very largest retailers – and everything in between.

The Scottish Retail Food & Drink Awards aim to bring producers who are keen to secure new listings together with the growing body of retailers seeking to enhance their ranges with locally, regionally and nationally produced food and drink products.

Meet the SRFDA team

Helen Lyons

The Scottish Retail Food & Drink Awards were launched by Lyons Media and 55 North. Lyons Media is run by Helen Lyons, who formerly ran the Quality Food Awards while 55 North is a media house run by Antony Begley which produces a range of print magazines and digital platforms for the Scottish and UK food and drink retail sector.

Antony Begley

Meet our Partners

The Scottish Retail Food & Drink Awards boasts a hugely experienced team of experts from across all aspects of the UK food and drink sector. Our official ambassador and lead judge is Bruce Langlands, former Food & Restaurant Main Board Director at both Harrods and Selfridges. Our Head of the Judging Panel is internationally renowned food and drink expert Jane Milton. Our official consumer media partners are The Scottish Sun, The Times in Scotland and The Sunday Times in Scotland, the biggest selling titles in Scotland. Our judging panel comprises some of the most experienced experts in the industry across a whole range of disciplines.

Meet our Sponsors

SPAR Scotland

SPAR Scotland is Scotland’s leading convenience retailing group, servicing over 300 SPAR stores across Scotland. SPAR Scotland is operated by CJ Lang & Son, a family-owned company established over 100 years ago, and works with over 150 local suppliers.

Graphic Packaging International  

Graphic Packaging is one of the largest global producers of folding carton and paper-based solutions. The company operates across 60 global production sites, Graphic Packaging understands the importance of innovation and sustainability in food and drink packaging.

Invest Northern Ireland

Scotland is an important market for Northern Ireland producers.  With only 12 miles of separation at the closest point, Scottish and Northern Irish consumers share an appreciation of quality food and drink products that are both rich in heritage and have a positive impact on health and the environment, a fact recognised by Invest Northern Ireland.

Reflex Group

Reflex Group is a packaging specialist that currently supports a broad spectrum of clients in Scotland from boutique start-ups to some of the largest supermarkets. Reflex is focused on providing a more efficient, sustainable and environmentally friendly way of working. The company operates out of 18 sites across the UK with ambitious growth plans for the future.

Scottish Wholesale Association

The Scottish Wholesale Association (is the official trade association for Scotland’s food and drink wholesaling businesses. Recognised as The Voice of the Scottish Food, Drink and Allied Trades.

Scottish Grocers Federation

The Scottish Grocers’ Federation is the trade body for the Scottish convenience retailing sector and is passionate about promoting the outstanding quality and range of food and drink in Scotland. The convenience sector in Scotland is a vital part of the part of the food and drink supply chain providing vital routes to market for wholesalers, food service companies and manufacturers.


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Browse the Products

Here are the products listed on Delishops that took part in the Awards.


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