Roadshows help source local food

Watts, Andrew
July 2007
Farmers Weekly;7/20/2007, Vol. 147 Issue 3, p22
Trade Publication
The article reports on the decision of Tesco to expand its local sourcing policy to the south east of England with the appointment of a regional buyer for the area. The retailer hosted an event in Surrey that offered producers an opportunity to showcase their wares to the senior buying team. According to Tesco head of local sourcing Emily Shamma, the retailer's policy reflected customer demands. Rob Bookham of Bookham Cheese and Pasta criticizes the policy.


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