Local sourcing

  • Study reveals support for local sourcing by Scotland’s public sector and NHS.

    A NEW independent project has revealed there is strong support from Scotland’s public sector and NHS Scotland to source fresh produce locally.                             The “Sustainable Food and… Read More

  • Buying responsibly: Green10 simplifies a complex challenge

    Green10 is the new responsible sourcing initiative developed by procurement specialist Acquire Services to help foodservice businesses develop and monitor their responsible sourcing goals.                             Many foodservice… Read More

  • Sustainability begins at home – but can’t end there

    SHOULD SCOTLAND vote to break away from the United Kingdom in 2014 it would take a well-stocked national larder with it. There are few countries that boast the same diversity of natural food and drink as Scotland so it’s little… Read More

  • Food security and local sourcing key future trends says FCSI

    LESS THAN half of consultants believe that caterers are taking sustainability seriously. That’s according to FCSI UK & Ireland’s first insight report – A Taste of the Future – which launched today, giving a look into the future of foodservice.… Read More

  • Provenance prevails

    THE MAIN priority for consumers when buying meat or poultry is provenance not price.   More than half of consumers (59%) prefer to buy UK-sourced meat and poultry compared to imported meat.   Meanwhile, price is the main consideration for… Read More

  • Best of British

    British sourcing is a great idea but is that all it is? Are suppliers and operators doing anything to promote it or has the idea degenerated into a cliché? Footprint asked some major movers and shakers in the food chain… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint Issue 4 – Winter 2010

    Sustainability is a vast subject and it is very difficult not to opine on the amounts of information we receive on a daily basis. For this reason we feel it is important for us to remind ourselves every now and… Read More

  • Can restaurants support UK sustainability efforts?

    Sustainability is all about sourcing locally. Sourcing good quality local produce is hard work as you have to go out and find it – it doesn’t always come to you. It is a long process, but one which over the… Read More