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Lewis & Cooper’s famous Christmas puddings have claimed a coveted Golden Taste award.

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Lewis and Cooper Plum Pudding Great Taste Awards Winner


Lewis & Cooper have presented Northallerton Paralympic champion Lau-rence Whiteley with a special golden hamper to celebrate his gold medal in Rio.




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  Lewis & Cooper are delighted to continue a festive tradition by donating a luxury Christmas hamper to St Teresa’s Hospice as a thank-you for their excel-lent custom.








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Lewis & Cooper are staging their ever-popular Christmas Food & Drink festival at their Northallerton store on Sunday November 6 when customers will be able to sample a range of mouth-watering festive treats.




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29/09/2016Lewis and Cooper strikes Gold

A North Yorkshire fine food and wine company has been chosen to supply congratulatory gifts to Great Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic Equestrian team, on behalf of Saracen Horse Feeds.

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18/02/2014A life in good food for new tearooms managerA CHEF’S daughter with a career in hospitality that has taken her around the world and back is home to take the helm at a popular North Yorkshire tearoom.Press Release PDF

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23/10/2013Lifesavers fly in to help with a foodie fundraiserTHE Great North Air Ambulance is this year’s beneficiary of a mouthwatering early Christmas shopping event.Press Release PDF

08/10/2013Angela and Danny are the toast of the drinks worldA DRINKS expert from the region has joined an elite band of Champagne experts after successfully completing a week-long course in the French region that is home to the famous fizz.Press Release PDF

15/06/2013A taste of Yorkshire is deployed as part of county's Tour bidA HAMPER company was called on by tourism bosses to offer a taste of Yorkshire to a delegation from the world’s most famous cycle race.Press Release PDF

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18/04/2013Rosie the rabbit finds a new homeA GROWING young family got more than they bargained for after their trip to a gourmet food store.Press Release PDF

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03/12/2012Tap into a new attitude to sherry with our tapas eventFINE food and drink specialist Lewis & Cooper is holding a tutored sherry and tapas tasting evening at its newest store, in Harrogate.Press Release PDF

03/12/2012Find help with choosing festive wines this ChristmasGOURMET food and drink firm Lewis & Cooper holds a festive wine tasting event at its newest store later this month – with a compelling money-saving offer thrown in.Press Release PDF

17/10/2012Rolling out another foodie fundraiserA HOSPICE charity that is celebrating its 20th anniversary stands to benefit from a mouth-watering early Christmas shopping event.Press Release PDF

10/10/2012Mary Howard: an obituaryA WELL-KNOWN former manager at one of the region’s best-known stores has lost her long battle with illness.Press Release PDF

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12/09/2012From schoolgirl to manager via a fellow famous nameA TALENTED tearoom manager is back where she started ... almost 15 years on.Press Release PDF

11/05/2012From hip joints to the hippest joints for surgeon-turned-winemakerA RETIRED orthopaedic surgeon who swapped operating theatre for vineyard returns to North Yorkshire for a tutored tasting next week.Press Release PDF

10/05/2012Cricket challenge for food firm’s fellow businesses

A FOOD firm at the heart of its community is calling on fellow businesses to step up to the crease as part of a sporting call to action.

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22/03/2012Fine food producer takes Great Taste Award-winning wares on tourGOURMET food and wine firm Lewis & Cooper is showing off its biggest and most successful range of products at a key showcase for producers this month. Press Release PDF

06/02/2012Firms line up for town's fundraising pancake challenge

THE region's best-known fine food store has challenged fellow traders to a pancake race.
The Shrove Tuesday contest will see staff from stores, businesses and other organizations across Northallerton come together and race to the finish line brandishing frying pans.

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23/01/2012Food firm announces new charity partnership

A GOURMET food, wine and hamper business that has raised tens of thousands of pounds for good causes is lending its support to a local hospice charity.
Lewis & Cooper has chosen as its nominated charity Herriot Hospice Homecare, which provides care at home to terminally-ill patients across Hambleton and Richmondshire. The charity, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, needs to raise at least 200,000 to cover running costs each year.

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02/12/2011Poignant tributes paid as firm opens new store

A GOURMET food, wine and hamper business has opened its third outlet in defiance of high street doom mongers.
Lewis & Cooper has added elegant, airy premises in Harrogate's Parliament Street to existing stores in Northallerton and Yarm.

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17/11/2011Gourmet retailer unveils expansion plans

A FINE food, wine and hamper company that has been at the heart of North Yorkshire for more than eleven decades has confirmed plans to expand with a third store.
A drinks licence was granted to Lewis & Cooper earlier this week for its new premises at 23 Parliament Street, Harrogate, allowing the firm to open the doors there ahead of the busy festive season. It aims to be trading in the attractive corner building in the spa town's fashionable Montpellier Quarter within two weeks.



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17/11/2011Fond tributes paid to food firm director

THE death has been announced of Lewis & Cooper director and respected accountant David Lewis.
Despite his surname, Mr Lewis, 69, had no blood link to the gourmet food, wine and hamper firms Victorian founders. But his involvement with the North Yorkshire business went back almost 30 years, initially as auditor.

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19/10/2011The best things in life (to eat and drink) are free!

ORGANISERS of one of the region's key early Christmas shopping events have this year decided to break with tradition.
Lewis & Cooper's Christmas Food & Drink Festival always attracts hundreds of food and drink fans to its Northallerton store on the first Sunday each November. Last year the event which for many years was known as its Pre-Noel Day was renamed to reflect its status as a celebration of quality producers and suppliers from our region and beyond.

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19/10/2011Can you cut it? Foodstore issues pumpkin carving challenge to artists young and old

GOURMET foodstore Lewis & Cooper has launched a contest to find the region's best pumpkin carvers.
The firm's half term holiday challenge will offer prizes for both adult and child entrants and is free to enter. All entries must be delivered to the store at 92 High Street, Northallerton, by 4pm on Thursday, October 27. They will be judged the following day and the best will go on display in the shop window.

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05/08/2011Gold stars glitter for gourmet food producer

JUDGES searching for the country's best food and drink have awarded their top award to a plum pudding produced in North Yorkshire.
Lewis & Cooper's dedicated team of eight kitchen staff work all year round to hand-make plum puddings -  last year they produced 46,000. Now their efforts have been rewarded with a three-star gold Great Taste Award from the Guild of Fine Food.

Lewis & Cooper's dedicated team of eight kitchen staff work all year round to hand-make plum puddings -  last year they produced 46,000. Now their efforts have been rewarded with a three-star gold Great Taste Award from the Guild of Fine Food.
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05/07/2011North Yorkshire deli is highly commended in national contest

LEWIS & COOPER has been highly commended a national contest to find the nation's Deli of the Year.
Customers of the respected Northallerton store nominated the fine food and wine outlet as part of the competition, which aims to find the place with the best deli attitude in the UK. It is organised by Olives Et Al, an artisan food producer in Dorset, as a way of raising the awareness of delis everywhere and helping them get real feedback from their customers in a way that is both supportive and helpful to business owners.

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15/06/2011Swapping sales for schoolroom to underline local food roots

YOUNG pupils learned about the importance of local food with the help of a special visitor.
Reception and year one children at Great Smeaton Primary School, near Northallerton, had a visit on Friday [JUNE 10] from Linda Walters, sales development manager with Lewis & Cooper.

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06/06/2011Two foodie dates combine sugar and spice

TICKETS are on sale for two events that combine something sweet and something spicy.
Lewis & Cooper, in Northallerton, hosts monthly lunch club events with invited speakers.

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24/05/2011Food festival is lucrative success for forces charity

A FINE food store's first summer food festival attracted hundreds of gourmet foodies and raised almost £900 for Help For Heroes.
Lewis & Cooper had aimed to replicate the success of its famous pre-Christmas food and drink festival with a warm weather version at its Northallerton store last week [MAY 15].

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16/05/2011Famous photographer is left hanging around tearoom

ONE of the country's foremost landscape photographers has helped turn a popular tearoom into a gallery.
Joe Cornish, famous for breathtaking views of his adopted North Yorkshire, has loaned more than a dozen prints to adorn the walls of the upstairs tearooms at Lewis & Cooper, in Northallerton.

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03/05/2011Food firm prepares for inaugural summer food fest

A GOURMET store hopes to repeat the success of its pre-Christmas food and drink festival with a warm weather version later this month.
Lewis & Cooper's first Summer Food & Drink Festival takes place on Sunday, May 15, when shoppers at its Northallerton store will get a chance to meet almost 30 producers and suppliers and taste their wares.

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25/04/2011Food firm congratulates a wedding couple of its own

STAFF at a fine food store in the region are celebrating a wedding close to their hearts this week.
While millions of people across the world prepare to mark the royal nuptials on Friday, a couple who met at work at Lewis & Cooper are getting ready to tie the knot.

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07/04/2011New boardroom addition continues foodstore's family tradition

A DESCENDENT of a gourmet food and drink business founder has joined its board.
Jonathan Hindley has become a director of Lewis & Cooper, taking the place of his older brother, David, who died in September.

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15/03/2011Healthy eating tips on the menu at lunch club event

A NUTRITIONAL therapist is the guest speaker at a fine food stores latest lunch club event next week.
Kate Chaytor-Norris will talk about her work on Thursday [MARCH 24] at Lewis & Cooper, in Northallerton.

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02/03/2011Final preparations in place for fundraising pancake challenge

PUPILS at a North Yorkshire school have been limbering up for their debut in their town's fundraising pancake race on Tuesday.
Traders and representatives of businesses from Northallerton will compete against each other on the town's Applegarth playing field on Shrove Tuesday, as part of an annual challenge reinstated by local food store Lewis & Cooper after a 20-year absence.

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20/02/2011Fine food retailer takes its wares on tour

GOURMET food and wine store Lewis & Cooper is showing off its biggest ever range of products at a new showcase for producers later this month.
The inaugural Farm Shop & Deli Show is held at Birmingham's NEC from February 27 until March 1. The trade event aims to meet the unique needs of farm shops, delicatessens and artisan food halls - key wholesale customers for the North Yorkshire firm, which produces a wide variety of made in Yorkshire and own-label gourmet goods.

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16/02/2011Town's pancake race challenge is renewedTRADERS and businesses in a North Yorkshire town are being encouraged to take up a renewed pancake race challenge.
After a 20 year absence, fine food store Lewis & Cooper reinstated the annual Shrove Tuesday flipping and running race last year.
Bosses and staff from stores and businesses across Northallerton came together – many in fancy dress – to dash to the finish line, frying pans to the fore.
The race, held on the Applegarth playing field, proved a fun success. More than 30 competitors helped raise almost £500 for the town’s Friarage Hospital into the bargain.
This year’s event gets underway at 11am on Tuesday, March 8, with pupils from Applegarth Primary School taking part for the first time.
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07/02/2011The History of Wine in One Evening

AN AWARD-WINNING independent wine merchant has teamed up with a wine appreciation society to help host an evening of entertainment.

HIC! or The Entire History of Wine (abridged) is a one-man show presented by noted Shakespearian actor Julian Curry, best known for his portrayal of Claude Erskine-Brown in TV's Rumpole of the Bailey.

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01/02/2011Thousands of hampers, cakes and puddings stack up to make a record year

A NORTH YORKSHIRE food firm balanced challenging wintry weather with booming online sales to enjoy a bumper Christmas period, new sales figures have revealed.

Prolonged heavy snow provided challenging trading conditions for Lewis & Coopers high street stores in Northallerton and Yarm in the run-up to the key Christmas trading period, forcing loyal lovers of fine food and drink to postpone their festive food shopping.

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25/01/2011Healthy move sees food firm host nutritional therapistA GOURMET food firm is marking Food Allergy & Intolerance Week [Jan 24-28] with the
launch of a regular series of informal clinics with nutritional therapist Kate Chaytor-Norris.
Lewis & Cooper, which takes a keen interest in all things food and drink, is hosting the
sessions at its Northallerton High Street store on Fridays.
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11/11/2010Record result for food lovers' fundraiser prompts plan for summer repeat

AN EARLY Christmas shopping extravaganza has broken a food firm's previous records, helping towards its 2,000 fundraising target.

Lewis & Coopers Christmas Food & Drink Festival, held on Sunday [7], saw hundreds flock to the Northallerton store to meet suppliers and producers and taste their wares.

The gourmet food and wine business this year re-named its traditional pre-Noel shopping day, where customers are charged entrance fees the proceeds of which go to chosen charities.

On Sunday, records for both visitor numbers and sales were broken, which means more money than ever can be donated to this years good causes: Help For Heroes and the L Cpl Ben Hyde Memorial Trust.

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26/10/2010Army cadets sign up to Help for Heroes foody fundraiser

ARMY cadets are turning out in force to help at a store's fundraising food festival.
Volunteers from the Northallerton Detachment of the Army Cadet Force will be on hand at Lewis & Cooper in the town for the gourmet food and wine firms Christmas Food & Drink Festival on Sunday, November 7, 10am-4pm.

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29/09/2010New name and a new cause for foodies' festive shopping event

THE finishing touches are being made to our popular pre-Christmas fundraising event for fine food fans.
Lewis & Cooper has raised tens of thousands of pounds over the years with Pre-Noel shopping events in our Northallerton store.

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24/09/2010Tributes paid to famous food firm's director


THE death has been announced of Lewis & Cooper company secretary David Hindley.

Mr Hindley, 71, was a major shareholder of the family-run North Yorkshire food and wine business: his great-great uncle, George Lewis, jointly founded the firm in 1899.


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15/09/2010Fine wine retailer toasts latest awards success

A WINE and fine food business is celebrating its latest award success with a week-long celebration of sherry.
Lewis & Coopers multi award-winning Wine Department was shortlisted for a prestigious International Wine Challenge award in its inaugural category for Fortified Wine Specialist of the Year.
In the event, the North Yorkshire firm was pipped at the post for the gong, announced earlier this month at a gala dinner in London, but that hasnt stopped it preparing a series of events to celebrate good sherry, starting from Monday [SEPT 20], at its flagship Northallerton store.

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31/08/2010Gourmet food wholesaler shows off its wares

GOURMET food and wine store Lewis & Cooper is showing off its biggest ever range of products at the UK’s biggest foody fest in September.
Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2010 is held at London Olympia for three days from Sunday, September 5. Billed as the definitive trade event for local, regional and artisan food and drink, it will showcase more than 580 exhibitors.
The North Yorkshire firm has always found success at the annual event with its award-winning luxury fruit cakes and plum puddings, tens of thousands of which are made at its kitchens in Northallerton.
But this year, the range on offer to wholesale buyers at Olympia will also include Lewis & Cooper’s own brand coffee, tea, jams, biscuits, traditional sweets and chutneys.

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04/08/2010Selfridges deal for made-in-Yorkshire cakes

A NORTH Yorkshire fine food firm will see its hand-made luxury fruit cakes grace the shelves of Selfridges in the run up to Christmas this year, thanks to a major new order from the retail giant.

Hundreds of Lewis & Coopers award-winning cakes will be on sale in Selfridges stores in London, Birmingham and Manchester.

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28/07/2010Fine food firm marks Yorkshire Day

LEWIS & Cooper, North Yorkshires biggest fine food firm, is celebrating Yorkshire Day on Sunday [AUG 1] with a week of offers and tastings.

Although the gourmet business, which has stores in Northallerton and Yarm-on-Tees as well as at lewisandcooper.co.uk, celebrates local produce every day of the year, each August 1 presents a great excuse to blow the trumpet even louder for great food and drink from the larder of Gods Own County.

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17/05/2010Demonstrating the case for a BBQ Summer

A POPULAR chef will demonstrate perfect barbecue cooking at a North Yorkshire food store on Saturday [22].

Daniel Cartwright, from Harrogate, is a regular feature at Lewis & Cooper’s Northallerton store. The charismatic cook has attracted a popular following for his clear, no-nonsense instructions and infectious can-do attitude.



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17/05/2010Gourmet Store Celebrates First Successful YearA WEEK of celebrations is marking the first anniversary of a fine food firm’s new store in the region.
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07/05/2010Making the Case for HomeopathyNORTH Yorkshire homeopath Aileen Smith is guest speaker at Lewis & Cooper’s regular Lunch Club slot on Thursday, May 20th.

The event, held in the Northallerton gourmet store’s upstairs tea room, takes place from 12.30-2.30 and includes a three-course meal and complimentary aperitif. She will welcome questions from guests.
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