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Regional sourcing may be a mixed blessing

Retailers have been engaging with the concept of local sourcing for years, but Tesco has upped the ante with last week’s announcement that it was restructuring its buying function to work more closely with regional...

UK: Tesco opens regional buying offices

UK: Tesco opens regional buying offices

Tesco, the UK’s number one grocer, today (15 September) revealed that it is opening regional buying offices across the UK as part of its commitment to increase local sourcing.

Japan’s largest retailer backs local produce

Japan’s largest retailer backs local produce

As part of the Slow Food movement, Japanese consumers are reacting against the inexorable growth of fastfood and ready meals, and seeking out local and traditional produce. And most surprisingly, the country’s largest retailer is in the forefront of this trend. Michael Fitzpatrick reports.

UK: YHA aims to buy food from local producers

The YHA (Youth Hostels Association of England and Wales) is set to launch a new catering project enabling youth hostels to buy as much food as possible from local producers.…