Tesco Partners With Potato Supplier Branston To Cut Down On Waste
UK potato supplier Branston has teamed up with Tesco to open a £5 million prepared potato factory.
The new factory will produce approximately 3,500 tonnes of potatoes weekly, making it one of the biggest such facilities in the UK.
Tesco’s commitment to reducing waste will be supported in the new facility, with visually-imperfect potatoes peeled and supplied to Samworth Brothers, a convenience food producer that also supplies Tesco with ready meals.
Tesco’s Commercial Director for Fresh Food Matt Simister said: "Working collaboratively with our suppliers to ensure we provide the highest quality fresh produce for our customers is right at the heart of what we do.
"Our long history of partnering with Branston, has helped to provide the confidence potato growers and the whole potato industry need to invest and innovate for the future.
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