The UK's National Farmers' Union (NFU) has welcomed a commitment by Lidl UK to support British food and farming.
The supermarket, which has more than 630 stores across Britain, has signed up to the NFU’s Back British Farming Charter.
The charter, launched in 2013, calls for a commitment from retailers, the food manufacturing industry, consumers and politicians to put farming at the heart of food production policies.
NFU Reaction To Lidl's Move
NFU President Meurig Raymond said: “We are delighted that Lidl UK has pledged its support to the NFU’s [...] charter, highlighting a commitment to the future of the British farming industry."
“To produce more food, farmers and growers need the support of retailers like Lidl UK to allow them to do their job. Our charter calls for a commitment to put British farming at the heart of food production policies and decision making." Raymond explained.
“For every £1 invested in farming, it gives £7.40 back to the nation. British farming is the bedrock of the nation’s food and drink industry - the largest manufacturing sector in the UK – worth £108 billion and providing jobs for nearly 4 million people."
Raymond thanked Lidl UK for its commitment to their charter.
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