Read how the British public are buying locally again – whether it’s food, drink or clothes
Small British firms benefit from resurgence in local authentic heritage products
Our Buying British in 2017 report shows a rise in small businesses creating British products – driven by consumer demand. The report highlights our latest membership data which shows a significant increase in smaller organisations joining compared to previous years. These start-ups are thriving because consumers increasingly want their food, drink and clothing to demonstrate local heritage and have fewer air miles.
‘Buying British in 2017’ report highlights
- Rise in small businesses creating British products driven by consumer demand
- Waitrose and Tesco lead the way in taking on more British suppliers
- Growth of niche firms, with 20% pick-up in smaller businesses joining GS1 UK
- Upswing in beverage producers joining GS1 UK, up 41% annually, as buyers pick craft drinks