Celebrating smaller, local, producers, is a cornerstone of our work at the Co-op. Co-op is committed to creating value locally, and the relationships we build with local suppliers is the very embodiment of how a strong Co-op, can create stronger communities. Connecting communities and bringing people together is key to the Co-op. Our Members and customers tell us that local produce is important to them, it is something that they care about. As a community retailer, locally sourced produce is an area where we can see continued sustainable growth as demand for trust, provenance and quality continues to increase.
We are delighted to have again joined forces with the prestigious Quality Food and Drink Awards for the sixth consecutive year. It is an incredible opportunity to showcase and celebrate smaller producers at the Quality Food and Drink Awards – and we are looking forward to seeing some wonderful companies with their inspiring mix of quality, pride, passion and innovation, as well as the desire, determination and remarkable back-stories which have driven them to achieving so much already.