True Food Community Co-operative won the ‘Best Retail Initiative’ category at the prestigious BBC Radio 4 Food & Farming Awards. Staff from the co-op based in Emmer Green, Reading, accepted their award at the ceremony held at the BBC Good Food show in the NEC Birmingham.
True Food received several nominations for the work it does to provide access to healthy, local organic food to the communities of Greater Reading. Initially operating a series of neighbourhood markets True Food opened a community supermarket 18 months ago which has enabled the co-op to grow and provide local food to more communities.
Speaking on the award Chris Aldridge, True Food Markets Manager, said “we are thrilled to win this award. It has been eight years of hard graft by many people to get True Food to be a sustainable business and viable alternative to conventional supermarkets, but today it all seems worthwhile”.