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Become a Better Food Trader

A Better Food Trader is a food business trading for social purpose, not to maximise profit.

This is a community of thriving enterprises, deeply connected to their customers using innovative ways to produce, distribute and supply healthy food.

Becoming a Better Food Trader gives your business a leg up, offering access to learning and development, experienced mentors in your field and surrounding you with a community of inspiring leaders in the sustainable food sector.

Meet the Better Food Traders
Aspiring Better Food Trader toolkit

Our Principles

Better Food Traders are governed by principles that ensure the food they trade is farmed sustainably, the way they trade is fair to farmers and the whole supply chain is transparent to customers.

By working collectively we will not only make a positive difference to our individual
organisations but we will also be able to offer a real alternative to people seeking to address the climate crisis through changing what they eat.

Principle #1

MISSION DRIVEN, TRADING FOR SOCIAL PURPOSE, NOT TO MAXIMISE PROFIT

Principle #2

BUILDING SUPPLY CHAIN TRANSPARENCY, TRUST AND COOPERATION

Principle #3

SOURCING FOOD SUSTAINABLY, USING THE FOOD ZONES AS A FRAMEWORK

Principle #4

TRADING FAIRLY

Principle #5

CHAMPIONING ECOLOGICAL FARMING AND FOOD PRODUCTION

Principle #6

PROMOTING A DIET THAT IS GOOD FOR BOTH PEOPLE AND PLANET

Principle #7

DISTRIBUTING FOOD IN A LOW-CARBON, LOW-IMPACT WAY

Principle #8

BUILDING A STRONG COMMUNITY IN SUPPORT OF OUR WORK

Principle #9

STRIVING TO CHANGE THE BIG PICTURE

Change Tastes Good

By swapping your supermarket shop for a Better Food Trader you are doing the planet a massive favour.

Sign Up. Pick Up. Eat Up.