Southern Co-op celebrates local producers

Date : 19 September 2018

Regional co-operative Southern Co-op is promoting products supplied by local producers during British Food Fortnight.

Local Flavours range

Southern Co-op’s Local Flavours range was first launched in its Isle of Wight stores in 2007. The range is produced by 200 local suppliers within 13 Southern England counties.

196 of its local stores stock several local products, including seasonal fruit and vegetables, fish and meat, cheeses, chutney, bakery goods and beers.

Supporting local food producers

As part of its business ethics, Southern Co-op vows to play a role in supporting local food producers and the local economy.

Simon Eastwood, Southern Co-op’s Chief Operating Officer for Retail, said: “Knowing where our food comes from is so important and so is supporting our local economy. Our local producers can also bring the food alive to help us understand exactly what goes in to the food on our plates”.

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