Co-op have announced that they will switch to 100% British bacon and lamb in all of their own brand products. Co-op already have an impressive record of backing British farming and I would like to take this opportunity to commend them for taking this one step further.
This is a move that will be appreciated by many of their existing customers and I have no doubt that this policy will attract new customers to Co-op stores.
British farming has faced many challenges in recent years and support from stores like Co-op and restaurants like McDonalds already play a key role in supporting literally tens of thousands of farms all across the UK. I hope that more companies will following in Co-op’s very impressive footsteps.
Jonathan Arnott MEP