The Tomato Stall scoops Southern Co-operative award
Isle of Wight food producers The Tomato Stall have been named Local Supplier of the Year by The Southern Co-operative at their annual awards, The Scoops. Stores were asked to nominate suppliers to their popular Local Flavours range who they felt had exceeded expectations and gone above and beyond on a regular basis.
Kate Hibbert, Local Sourcing Manager, said "The Scoops celebrate all that is good about The Southern Co-operative; our colleagues, our stores, our funeral homes and for the first time in 2016, our suppliers. The relationships we have with our suppliers are key to the success of our local sourcing strategy and celebrating this was a further step for us to take to demonstrate how committed we are to both this area of the business and to preserving the future of local food producing communities. We were delighted that the award went to The Tomato Stall. The Tomato Stall has been supplying our Local Flavours range in the Isle of Wight since 2011, rapidly extending to our Hampshire and West Sussex stores. This growth is testament to the quality of the products, their innovation, sustainable practices, and a proactive working relationship with us. True ambassadors of their brand, The Tomato Stall team regularly run tastings and demonstrations for our customers in store."
Finalists of the inaugural award were The Tomato Stall, Thatcher's cider and Bangers Galore.
Visit The Tomato Stall website for more information about their tasty products.