New demand driving sustainable food growth


Consumers' appetite for sustainable produce is once again growing as the economy recovers from recession. Food brands in particular are now seeing ethical sourcing, not just affordability, as a key factor when clients are choosing what suppliers they will be working with.

At Food By Dish sustainability has always been a very important factor within the business and is something the CEO, Nick James, along with Head Chef, Ian Lilley, pioneer within the company. 

Research published last month shows that 81% of consumers say they are more likely to buy from a brand with a positive approach to sustainability. Hannah Strong, Sales and Marketing Director at Food by Dish, concurs: "Sustainability is a must-have, rather than a nice-to-have. Clients particularly ask about the origins of their food, especially whether it's reared and farmed in Britain. At Food by Dish we always source our high-quality produce from within the UK or from an ethical and sustainable source."

Here are just a few of the local suppliers used by Food by Dish;

Produce                                                              Company                                   Miles from Food by Dish's head office

Beef                                                                     Manor Farm                                 228 miles
Lamb                                                                  Langley Chase Farm                    103 miles
Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries        Tiptree fruit Farm                         57 miles
Potatoes                                                             Russell Farmers                           30 miles
Salmon                                                               Wester Ross                                 578 miles



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