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At the Awards Dinner held at the Royal & Derngate in Northampton last night (15th November), the winner and runner up were announced.

Artisan Local Vegetarian / Vegan Product of the Year. Sponsored by Daily Bread Sophisticake - Zucchini & Walnut Cake

Winner: Sophisticake - Zucchini & Walnut Cake


Runner-up: Chocolate & Cherry Cake with Coconut Cream (vegan) - Sol Haven Moulton.

 and Savoury Crumble Pie - The Moulton Pie Company, Moulton


Congratulations!

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Update on the survey in regards to Ecover products.

In December 2018, SC Johnson acquired Ecover. It is not a secret that SC Johnson do test on animals. But Ecover's own policy states that none of their products are tested on animals.
(Source https://www.ecover.com/clean-ingredients )

SC Johnson Statement differs as they do carry tests on animals as per countries regulations.
(Source https://www.scjohnson.com/en-gb/our-news/statements-and-policies/sc-johnson-point-of-view-on-animal-testing)

We did a online poll which the final question asked - if customers would change their buying habits based on the information available , 82.1% said yes. 
The survey in the shop it was 54%

Many comments made in the poll that customers were happy if there were alternatives available.

So we have decided in light of the results and customer comments to stop selling Ecover in the shop and online.
We will be in the process of replacing Ecover products with alternatives brands such as Bio D and Ecoleaf and other brands over the next few weeks. In many instances alternatives are available already.

This process may take a little time, as we sell our remaining Ecover Stock and source alternatives. We aim to ensure our household cleaning range will include any particular product customers may require.
All of our refillable products are already alternatives to Ecover.

 

We are conducting a poll from our valued customers to find out whether in light of what we know if we as a business should continue to support Ecover.

If you are unable to complete the form (Google account required) we do have forms in the shop as well.

 

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Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Co-operative Congress held in Manchester on the 21st & 22nd June this year is the co-operative sector’s annual conference, when members, directors, activists and CEOs from cooperatives large and small come together. Congress brings together those working to build a fairer economy to share ideas, get inspiration and take action.

Part of the Congress is recognising co-operatives and individuals within the movement.

Roger Sawtell lifetime co-op achievement awardTwo new awards, a record number of votes and six winners – the Co-operative of the Year Awards 2019 have been another phenomenal celebration of the power of co-operation.

With more than 33,000 votes cast, the winners were awarded their prestigious prizes at a gala dinner at Co-op Congress, celebrating its landmark 150th year.

Ed Mayo, Secretary General of Co-operatives UK, said: “The Co-op of the Year Awards is always a special occasion. And once again, a raft of worthy winners have taken home their coveted prizes. They – and all our nominees – are an outstanding example of how working co-operatively creates opportunity and prosperity and grows the economy at both the national and local level.”

Of particular note for one of the new awards, Roger Sawtell who lives in Northampton was announced as the winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award. Over the years, Roger has founded many co-ops, including ICOM (which merged into Co-operatives UK), ICOF, which is now Co-operative Finance, Daily Bread Co-op and Trylon. He still promotes co-operative ideals and has convinced many companies to convert to being co-ops.

John Clarke Member of Daily Bread Co-operative a wholefood store on the Bedford Road was at the conference to receive the award on Roger’s behalf as he was unable to attend. John has said that Roger’s work ‘ has inspired him and driven his passion for co-operatives’.

Nick Matthews the Chair of Co-operatives UK will be coming to Daily Bread at noon on Tuesday 2nd July to meet Roger and hand the award to him in person.

Daily Bread welcomes past and present workers as well as customers to attend, and there will be a small selection of foods to sample.

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 https://www.uk.coop/newsroom/recording-breaking-celebration-co-operative-year-awards  for more details of the awards.

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Food awards logo

... And the winner is ...

Well, we believe all that entered were winners but at the award dinner on the 7th November, the awards went to -

The Winner

The Squire; Potato, Cheese, Spinach & Onion Pie - Miss Millie's Pies, Most Marvellous Baking

Runner up

Vegan Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwich - Connie's Tea Parlour, Sara Jayne Catering, Holdenby.

Congratulations to all. 

 

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