Small & Regional Suppliers

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We’re championing

regional suppliers

We’re championing regional suppliers

We value our local producers – however small – and the local variety and sense of community their products bring to our shops.

We look for suppliers who offer:

  • Very high standards of preparation and the use of quality ingredients 

  • Provenance and integrity in sourcing. Ingredients should be simple, recognisable and, where possible, sourced from the local region.

  • Good presentation with visual appeal and appropriate packaging

  • Something different and innovative to complement our existing range  
     

If you’re interested in working with us, check you meet the points in the Small Producers' Charter below

Our local and regional suppliers must also be able to demonstrate they produce safe and legal food to a high quality. Requirements are bespoke to each category so the minimum level of third party certification differs. Our local and regional policy is made available during the on-boarding process.

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More information

If you’re a supplier looking to work with us, it’s worth doing your research with the relevant organisations. Here are a few to start with.

SALSA Safe And Local Supplier Approval  www.salsafood.co.uk 

DEFRA  Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs

www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-environment-food-rural-affairs

GS1UK www.gs1uk.org/

BRCGS https://www.brcgs.com/our-standards/food-safety/

Alex and Kate help to run Wold Top Brewery. Its beers are stocked in selected shops in Yorkshire and the North East
Alex and Kate help to run Wold Top Brewery. Its beers are stocked in selected shops in Yorkshire and the North East

Alex and Kate help to run Wold Top Brewery. Its beers are stocked in selected shops in Yorkshire and the North East

The Waitrose Small Producers' Charter

The Waitrose Small Producers' Charter sets out our policy on working relationships with potential suppliers, and our approach to the supply chain for the benefit of small scale and regional producers.







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