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.
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.