We live in an area of huge sugar beet production so it was with great annoyance that I heard the news that Tesco is not going to stock British granulated sugar.
Tesco has sparked outrage by pulling British sugar from its shelves - despite one of its biggest stores being right next to the factory that makes it.The supermarket giant is now importing stock from as far as 5,000 miles away in countries such as Belize rather than using bags made from British beet. (Peterborough News)
Silver Spoon sugar, produced with British sugar beet, was rolled out nationally in 1972.
The Bury St Edmunds packaging complex is the company’s largest packing site, featuring the most modern packaging plant in Europe, responsible for producing 70% of Silver Spoon’s 1kg packs of granulated sugar. Every year, 2,000,000tonnes of sugar beet are produced by 1,000 UK growers – with the average distance just 28 miles from the factory. (East Anglian Daily Times)
I have been reluctant to use this supermarket for years due to their supply strategies and business (non) ethics.
So sorry, Tes-Co, no matter how many coupons and offers you make I will not willingly be a customer of yours.