Co-op sponsors Love British Food Fortnight
The Co-op is the official sponsor of Love British Food and will be running a roadshow across England, Scotland and Wales; giving customers the opportunity to meet producers, taste food samples and learn more about British food across its 3,000 stores.
The Co-op has been sourcing goods from across the UK since its inception in 1844. The retailer continues to be a major supporter of British farming and home produced foods, trading with almost 2,000 UK farms and have over 500 suppliers from across the UK. A Co-op survey found 73% of consumers have more confidence in British sourced food and 84% say buying British sourced food is important to them.
Cathryn Higgs, Food Policy Manager at the Co-operative Group, said: “At Co-op, we are so pleased to be the sponsor of Love British Food and this fortnight feels like the culmination of all the exciting activity and hard work through the year.
“Co-op are very proud of our British credentials from product and ingredient sourcing to our support of British farmers through the Co-op dedicated farming groups, the levels of investment we make into British sourcing and the increasing amount of locally sourced products in our stores. With a store in every single postal area of Britain, we are local to everyone who wants to support and buy British food.”
Since 2002, Love British Food has been showcasing UK products through the British Food Fortnight, running from 17th September to 2nd October.