Three quarters of respondents believe that true local sourcing means within a 20-mile radius. In contrast, many suppliers refer to
Three quarters of respondents believe that true local sourcing means
within a 20-mile radius. In contrast, many suppliers refer to regional
or even national products as `local`.
Chris Durant, director of beacon, explained: "This
raises a challenge for suppliers: how to meet a practical demand for
local products at competitive prices, and within a framework of what
"The reality is that businesses are not going to get everything they need from a 20-mile radius or at a price they want to pay."
survey, of 2,000 hospitality businesses, also found that while almost
all respondents (99%) have introduced one or more energy saving or
recycling initiatives, fewer than a third are currently recycling.
A lack of outside storage facilities and the limit of local recycling services were seen as their biggest challenges.
In addition, 88% of respondents also disagreed to the imposition of a Government `traffic light` coding system on menus.