The Retail offer is very important to the Ribble Valley visitor economy and the aim of this new category is to celebrate some of the achievements of that sector
There is one food outlet and café that always has a huge array of homemade cakes, soups, special dishes each day that never fail to impress visitors. The staff are particularly welcoming to tourists and always willing to suggest places to visit, walks etc. The place is like a visitor information centre with plenty of tasty treats to purchase. The Retail Experience Award goes to The Delicious Deli & Café at Gisburn.
The next award winner is a hive of retail activity linked very much to hospitality and food but also to fashion. Visitors from across the country have always been drawn to the fashion side of this business and more recently the associated café bar but now the business has developed another successful strand of a high quality delicatessen with a delicious range of food on sale
The winner of the Retail Experience Award goes to Benedicts of Whalley.