As a UK retailer, we’re proud to support British producers. As well as boosting the national economy we’re reducing food transport miles. We’ve built strong relationships through our UK Farmer and Grower Development Groups and are working with these suppliers to develop a more resilient and sustainable British agricultural industry.
One of the most important ways we are making progress in sourcing is working more closely with our suppliers, farmers and growers, both in the UK and overseas. We have farmer and grower development groups covering our main agriculture and horticulture value chains. The groups enable us to work in partnership with our farmers helping them become more resilient, sustainable and profitable whilst producing great quality meat, dairy, poultry and produce reared or grown in the way our customers would expect.
Meeting regularly with the Sainsbury’s team, the groups give our farmers a voice and a place to discuss challenges and opportunities together so we can come up with solutions that work for everyone “farm to fork”.