Food retailers and wholesalers have, over the years, invested in supporting local farmers and food suppliers in offering choice to consumers and encouraging sustainable as well as local production. Schemes such as dedicated supplier networks, tri-partite contracts and voluntary initiatives help address emerging trends and often include a direct reward to farmers investing in these changes. Furthermore, retailers and wholesalers help their suppliers enter new markets in the EU and support them in scaling up.

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The best practices featured in this website are only a few examples of the numerous actions taken every day by food retailers and wholesalers. There are many more in the annual and/or sustainability reports. We have assembled the ones from our members below :