Sainsbury’s Launches Dedicated ‘Best of British’ Page to Spotlight Locally Sourced Products Online

Sainsbury’s Launches Dedicated ‘Best of British’ Page to Spotlight Locally Sourced Products Online

(IN BRIEF) Sainsbury’s, the UK’s largest supermarket chain, has introduced a dedicated ‘Best of British’ page on its groceries website, showcasing over 450 100% British-sourced grocery items. This initiative aims to make it easier for customers to find and purchase locally produced products, ranging from produce and meat to dairy and chilled essentials, while also supporting British farmers and growers. Alongside product listings, the page offers recipes utilizing British ingredients, further encouraging shoppers to embrace locally sourced options. Sainsbury’s commitment to sourcing British products is underscored by its significant investments in supporting over 15,000 British farmers, fostering a resilient UK food system for the future. This move aligns with the company’s dedication to sustainability and meeting customer preferences for ethically sourced goods.

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 24-Feb-2024 — /EuropaWire/ — Sainsbury’s becomes the largest supermarket to launch a dedicated ‘Best of British’ page on its groceries website, in a move to better champion and profile British grown and produced products with its millions of online customers.

Thanks to the new page spotlighting over 450 100% British-sourced grocery products – including popular produce, meat, dairy, eggs and chilled essentials – customers can now find and buy locally produced products even more easily and better support local producers and growers.

Customers can also choose from a range of recipes using British products to inspire mealtimes such as a British Beef Wellington and a Big British Salad.

Sainsbury’s already helps customers shopping in its stores to identify British sourced products through labelling and packaging and has permanent signage in over 1,000 of its larger supermarkets.

Sainsbury’s works with over 15,000 British farmers sourcing £2bn worth of produce every year. The retailer has made a series of investments to help them, including a significant £72m of support in the last couple of years alone. Last year the retailer also announced that it would be making an annual investment into its Dairy Development Group to support dairy farms in the future.

Simon Roberts, Chief Executive Officer at Sainsbury’s, said: “Many of our customers want to support British suppliers and make more conscious choices when doing their food shop, and our new Buy British webpage helps them to do just that through a curation of over 450 quality, 100% locally sourced products.

“We recognise the pressures that British farmers are facing and the importance of supporting them to maintain a resilient UK food system for the long term. Our relationships with farmers and suppliers are incredibly important to us and we remain committed to sourcing British as much as we can, now and in the future.”

Dr Luke Evans MP said: “This is another huge step forward for my ‘Buy British’ button campaign! With Sainsbury’s launching a ‘Buy British’ section online they become the latest supermarket to support homegrown produce.

“Sainsbury’s have taken a further step forward by placing signposting to buy homegrown produce on the homepage and in other sections on the website such as those dedicated to dairy, fruit and vegetables.

“Farmers always tell me the best thing we can do to support them is to buy local, homegrown produce and the new ‘Best of British’ section on Sainsbury’s website makes it even easier for shoppers to support our farmers and cut down on unnecessary food miles.

“It’s great to see Sainsbury’s, Aldi and Morrisons all leading the way on the ‘Buy British’ button, I look forward to seeing other supermarkets follow their lead.”

NFU President Tom Bradshaw said: “It’s fantastic to see supermarkets getting behind Dr Luke Evans campaign and I’m delighted that Sainsbury’s is also backing British farmers by adding a British section online in order to signpost shoppers to home-grown produce.

“Our own independent research shows the public want to buy more British food from retailers and we have been championing this issue for some time. The addition of the British section online by Sainsbury’s will help customers support British farmers.”

Customers will see a varying selection of products on the page which is dependent on the seasonal availability and ranging in their local store.

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