Very timely support for British suppliers from Morrisons, whilst other supermarkets are selling out Britain to line their pockets with the pennies they save and their huge carbon footprint from favouring imports.
Morrisons is offering the opportunity for British suppliers to pitch for a chance to be stocked in their stores. They are looking for more than 2oo suppliers in a drive to encourage the UK to be more self-sufficient.
This latest news does follow some controversy for Morrisons who were recently accused of “Acting contrary to it’s commitment to source British food” by the National Farmers Union, who claimed their imported products confused shoppers with their labeling.
The food that we consume in the UK is produced in 168 different countries, with the UK exporting £18bn but importing £39bn.
British Suppliers – Locally Sourced Food
Morrisons will be selecting food producers by region and within 60 miles of any local supermarket, it will be required to have been “grown, made picked or packaged within that radius.”
Agrismart – Government Petition