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Posted on 8th February 2019 at 14:13
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Morrisons continues its search for a new wave of local foodmakers to provide locally produced food to its customers.
‘The Nation’s Local Foodmakers’ campaign will see Morrisons aim to recruit new suppliers from across England, Scotland and Wales. The campaign has already seen 153 local suppliers working with Morrisons since it started in 2017.
Morrisons has a priority of sourcing more local food and is keen to reduce the distance that food travels. The Local Foodmaker search will result in more customers being able to buy more food in a British supermarket that was grown, made, picked or packaged around 35 miles of their local store.
The new search will help Morrisons offer more local, British produce to customers. A 2018 report by DEFRA states that 60% of shoppers agree that they try to buy British food whenever they can, and 76% agree it is important to support British farmers.
If you are interested in become a suppliers, apply through Morrisons website: https://my.morrisons.com/foodmakers/.
Local Success Story
Family owned Murdoch Allan bakery is only seven miles from Morrisons Peterhead store. After attending a Local Foodmaker event, Murdoch Allan is now working with Morrisons. Morrisons Peterhead store has a full promotional bay of their bakery products, along with Point of Sale. The bakery’s known and loved product, Butteries, are in a further four Morrisons stores in Aberdeenshire.
Murdoch Allan’s Pie branch, Thaines Bakery, who supply the pies for the Aberdeen football ground, are also now sold in Morrisons Peterhead store. They have since sold around 200,000 packs of pies from the store in less than a year.
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