Local Foodworks awarded for their focus on fresh
LEARMONTH'S Foodworks has fresh cause for celebration.
The supermarket has been named winners of the national deli and state produce awards at the 2015 Independent Grocery Store Awards.
"We are absolutely delighted," Jane Brosnan of Learmonth's said.
"We're so proud of everybody."
Ms Brosnan said the team could not have achieved its success without high quality produce from local suppliers and customers' support.
"One of our core strengths is being able to bring so much local produce and products to customers while supporting local producers," she said.
"Between our deli, fruit and veg and meat departments we proudly stock more than 60 local lines.
"This award is not just for our team, but also in recognition of our customers and our local suppliers."
While Learmonth's positions itself as front and centre of the fresh and local food movement, Ms Brosnan said the business's success was a joint contribution.
"Customers' tastes are changing and there's a growing appetite for freshness and high quality, plus more people are seeing the economic and health benefits of supporting local producers," she said.
"Bundaberg's wealth of top-shelf local suppliers is key to Learmonth's success, and they're passionate about nurturing and promoting local fresh food.
"Exposure and awareness in the region has to offer is growing, with new events popping up on the calendar and more people getting on board to support them."
The team is now growing their range to cater for wider dietary requirements like vegan, organic non-genetically modified foods.