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Hampshire produced rolls and wraps prove popular

Lunchtime products, eggs and ice cream are the most popular produce from Hampshire sold at regional co-operative stores across the south.

The latest news is being shared by Southern Co-op ahead of British Food Fortnight which kicks off on Saturday and runs to 3 October.

Now in its 20th year, the campaign encourages people to seek out British food and drink which will in turn have an impact on sustainability and the action on climate.

In Southern Co-op's convenience stores, the three top selling product ranges from Hampshire producers are from Curry on Wheels - which supplies QuickBite branded baguettes, rolls and wraps, Claytons Free Range Eggs from Romsey, and New Forest Ice Cream.

Matt Elliott, Retail Buying & Services Manager at Southern Co-op who looks after its Local Flavours range, said: "There were some highs and lows in 2020 for our local producers but overall sales of our Local Flavours range remain strong thanks to continued customer support.

"Through our dedicated Local Flavours range, we celebrate local food and drink from around 200 regional suppliers including many in Hampshire.

"Now is the perfect time to focus on the future so let's use this year's British Food Fortnight to continue supporting these local businesses and also try some of the incredible tastes available."

So far this year, more than 115,000 individual products from Curry on Wheels have been sold in Southern Co-op's stores.

The company started working with Southern Co-op in September 2017 and has an extensive range of lunchtime products trading under the name QuickBite. The products are prepared on site daily with fresh fillings using local food suppliers wherever possible for the raw ingredients.

Harmeet Singh, who started the business with his wife nearly 20 years ago, said: "Given these unprecedented times, the importance of buying local and buying British, has never been so high.

"We feel blessed to be able to work with such an amazing team at Southern Co-op. The entire team has been so supportive and I can say, without a shadow of doubt, our business would not have survived the global pandemic without them.

"We would also like to thank our customers. Without your support over the years, we would not be in the position we are in today. We are forever grateful for this opportunity."

With 200 Co-operative Food stores across the South of England, the independent co-operative's Local Flavours range is available at most of its convenience stores.

To find the nearest store, visit stores.thesouthernco-operative.co.uk/search.html. Or to find out more the Local Flavours range, visit www.thesouthernco-operative.co.uk/food/local-flavours/.

 


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