UNICORN vegan supermarket based in Chorlton has been nominated for a BBC food retailer award.

Unicorn, already a well-known shop among locals, is based on Albany Road and has now been named one of the best food stores in Britain. 

The shop is one of three finalists in the ‘Best Food Retailer’ category of the BBC’s National Food and Farming Awards 2017.

Beating 528 other food retailers, it is clear that Unicorn is well supported by Manchester’s vegan and whole food community.

The exciting news was announced on Sunday during Radio 4’s Food Programme.

Judges will be visiting the shop in the near future, with the winners being announced on June 8 at a ceremony in Bristol.

Unicorn vegan supermarket, which is now over 20 years old, offers a wide range of responsibly sourced vegan foods and their aim is to provide people with local items at affordable prices.

Debbie Clarke, who is a part of the Unicorn team, said: “We’re especially proud to be representing what can be achieved as a workers co-operative – a business owned and collectively run by its workers.

“We’re over the moon that our customers have put us forward for this, the loyalty and support we get from our community is amazing.”

 In 2008, Unicorn won in the same category.  Since then the co-operative has doubled in size and has other wins under its belt, including the Soil Association’s ‘Best Independent Retailer’ in 2016.

To see what all the fuss is about, head to Unicorn here.

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