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With around 200 local suppliers and 200 stores stocking local products, the Southern Co-op is encouraging people to buy local during British Food Fortnight.

Until 4th October, Southern Co-op will be shouting about a range of products which are part of its Local Flavours range, including milk from Briddlesford Lodge Farm near Wootton and tomato from The Tomato Stall.

Matt Elliott, Retail Buying & Services Manager who looks after Local Flavours at Southern Co-op, said:

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“As a regional co-operative, it is important to us to be able to offer our customers the option of buying products which have been made or grown in their local communities.

“There are some absolutely fantastic products and some incredible success stories. During the pandemic, we also saw local producers working incredibly hard and filling the gaps when products such as eggs were in short supply at retail stores across the country.

“We’d like to thank all of them for their efforts and encourage as many people as possible to continue supporting them long into the future.”

To find out more about the Southern Co-op’s Local Flavours range, visit

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