Procurement and British farmers

Co-operating with our suppliers for a fairer world.

Co-operate Report 2020

Through our buying processes, we have a real opportunity to co-operate with our suppliers for a fairer world.

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Our Report

Download the procurement and British farmers Report sections or the full Report to read more information about our work in this area:


Supporting British farmers

Our long-standing commitment to British Sourcing helps us to build strong relationships with producers through our Farming Groups, and we're championing the next generation of farmers through our Farming Pioneers programme.

Since December 2018, 100% of our own-brand Fresh and Frozen meat range has been British.

Goods not for resale

Our Ethical Trade, Sustainability and Shared Value strategy outlines our Vision that by doing business differently, our £1.3bn of commercial relationships can help protect the planet, improve people’s wellbeing and strengthen local communities.

Our Shared Value Charter is now issued with all GNFR tenders, and suppliers’ responses are used in the evaluation of higher value tenders.

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We have local products in over 2,240 stores, bringing more than 660 local suppliers to our members, customers and communities.

Local sourcing

It's important to us to see local businesses grow and thrive in our communities, create jobs and benefit the local economy. Our investment in celebrating local producers helps us get closer to what our members and customers want, need and care about in the communities in which they live and work.

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