Our Award Winning Products
Here at Booths, we work hard year round to bring the best food and drink to our shelves, tables and counters. This has resulted in us picking up some rather welcomed awards along the way.
Our service, food, drink and environment means so much to us here at Booths and we take great pride in getting it right. It just turns out that some pretty prestigious places agree.
Decanter Retailer Awards – Supermarket of the Year
The prestigious awards recognise the best wine retailers based on range, service and innovation. Decanter is the wine industry’s go-to publication for wine enthusiasts, connoisseurs and wine trade professionals. The awards are judged by five experts, including Masters of Wine Peter Richards and Andy Howard, wine writer Peter Ranscombe, Kate Hawkings and Laura Clay, Chair the Association of Wine Educators.
Our Wine Buyer Victoria (pictured) said “I’m absolutely delighted with this win, which is a win for our whole team at Booths. Sharing our love of great wine is a big part of what makes Booths a very special business.”
Victoria’s buying ethos is focused on the customer, she aims to offer a wide eclectic range, value for money and uncompromising quality. But while the ethos is simple, selecting the absolute best wines at a variety of price points from a range of growers and countries is a challenge and an art.
Decanter Award judge Peter Richards MW said, “Booths have got a great list, their wines are good, tastings are always strong and they’re quite bold in their buying choices.” Andy Howard MW added, “For me, what they do with their involvement with the local community and some of the eco things they are doing, I thought was quite impressive.”
IWSC – Booths Brand Medal Winners
We’re extremely pleased to say that a selection of our Booths wines have been awarded medals in the International Wine & Spirit Competition 2020!
“The IWSC is proud to set the international benchmark for quality, standing out in the crowded world of drinks awards with hundreds of global experts – including buyers, producers, distillers, sommeliers, distributors and influencers – judging wines and spirits throughout the year.”
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Drinks Retailing Awards – Multiple Spirits Retailer of the Year
Pete Newton our Spirits Buyer said:
‘’Booths operate in an extremely competitive and saturated market, so it’s an honour to be recognised against retailers who have such a large portfolio of stores and huge buying teams.
Having our efforts applauded by industry-leading experts is a huge achievement we’re immensely proud of. It’s humbling to have received two awards in the space of just three months.’’
People’s Choice Wine Awards – Winner of Best Wine Supermarket
Booths Gran Norte Rioja Reserva – Winner of “Treat Yourself Red Wine”
Icons of Whisky (Rest of the World) – Supermarket of the Year – Highly Commended.
Icons of Whisky (Rest of the World) – Buyer of the Year 2020
International Wine and Spirit Competition – Winners and Shortlisted
Winner – Spirit Supermarket of the Year
Judges commented that ‘’focusing on what customers like, as well as having a keen eye on current and future trends’’ is what set Booths apart from the rest.
Pete Newton, Beer and Spirits Buyer at Booths said ‘’As a small-scale retailer up against multi-national retail chains, it is an absolute honour to win such a prestigious award. We’re absolutely delighted. We look for products that demonstrate quality and provenance but most importantly, we deliver a range we know our customers will like.
We have an expansive and eclectic range of over 350 spirits. We have over 100 gins, 100 whiskies and a number locally produced artisan spirits born out of the northern counties we call home: Lancashire, Cheshire, Cumbria, and Yorkshire. We work hard to support local, emerging drinks producers giving our customers a true taste of the region.’’
Shortlisted – Wine Supermarket of the Year
Good Housekeeping (marks given out of 100)
Flavoured Salmon – Booths Scottish Gravadlax (Best of the Rest – 77/100)
Veggie Main – Booths Pearl Barley and Vegetable Risotto (Best of the Rest – 81/100)
Christmas Puddings – Booths 18-Month Matured Brandy, Port & Walnut Christmas Pudding (Runner Up – 77/100)
Centrepiece Desserts – Latham’s Christmas Delight Medley (Best of the Rest – 83/100)
Nantwich International Cheese Awards – 32 Golds and Cheddar Cheese Retailer of the Year
This year, we won a record number of Gold Medals for our range of cheese, yoghurts and butter. Topping the tables in a total of 22 categories including Best Camembert, Best Unpasteurised Brie, Best Stilton and Crumbly Lancashire, as well as Cheddar Cheese Retailer of the Year.
“We’re extremely proud to have such a great collection of cheese and dairy products and we have some extremely talented and highly skilled cheesemakers here in the North and throughout the UK.
I also think it’s important to give recognition to our colleagues in store who have an excellent knowledge of our product range and keep our cheeses in peak condition. It’s their knowledge, enthusiasm and skill that creates a point of difference for our customers and helps deliver a more personal shopping experience.”
Alan Kirkby, Dairy Buyer
Great Taste Awards 1 star Awarded for Our Vegetarian Ready Meals
Great Taste, organised by the Guild of Fine Food, is the acknowledged benchmark for fine food and drink. The Great Taste logo is the sign you can trust when buying food and drink in your local, quality retailer.
We’ve been awarded 1 star for two of our own brand Vegetarian Ready meals:
- Booths Mattar Paneer
- Booths Vegetable Tagine with Cous Cous
Best Vegan/Vegetarian Canape – Booths Vegetable Gyoza (Gold Award)
Best Beef Wellington – Booths Beef Wellington (Silver Award)
Best Ready-Made Cheeseboard – Booths Award Winning Five Piece Cheese Selection (Silver Award)
Best Alternative Hot Cross Bun – Booths Chocolate & Ginger Hot Cross Buns (Gold Award)
Best Seafood Product – Lemon & Pepper Salmon Kebabs (Gold Award)
Delicious Magazine – “Top 18 Products of Christmas and Top 3 Desserts” – Latham’s Delight Medley Desserts
Woman & Home Christmas Taste Test
Time Savers – Booths Premium Prepared Vegetable Bundle
Veggie Main – Booths Roasted Beetroot, Feta and Pine Nut Tart
FPC Awards – Multiple Floral Retailer of the Year – Finalist
Baking Industry Awards – Supermarket Bakery of the Year – Finalist
Decanter – Supermarket of the Year – Runner Up
Retail Week – Store of the Year
Eat Game Awards – Best Multiple Retailer – Vote Here