Supermarkets: How can local food partnerships best work with, against or make use of them?
13th June 2014
With 75% of the UK grocery market controlled by just four supermarkets, and the percentage of the grocery market supplied by non-supermarkets retail negligible, any attempts to improve the food system in a local area need to confront how or whether to work with supermarkets. Can anything meaningful be done at a local level, or is it better to focus on supporting the growth of alternatives? Can local pressure help to keep new supermarkets out, or work with those that exist to improve the food they offer? This webinar, chaired by Ben Reynolds, explored these issues and heard from the following speakers:
Supermarkets and the London Food Board: Rosie Boycott, Mayor of London’s food adviser [no powerpoint available]
A Supermarket Levy: Steve Shaw, Local Works
Junk Free Checkouts: Malcolm Clark, Sustain