When it comes to finding local suppliers, we go further. We’re already doing lots to help regional food and drink suppliers ‘make it’ at Morrisons. And now we’re doing even more to meet local tastes - with our search to find The Nation’s Local Foodmakers, and products that are grown or made ‘just down the road’ from their local communities.
When: 5th June 2018
Where: Malton: The Talbot Hotel, Yorkersgate, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 7AJ
Closing Date: 28th May 2018
North East Foodmakers
When: Week 20th June 2018
Closing Date: 13th June 2018
When: 27th June 2018
Closing Date: 21st June 2018
When: 11th July 2018
Where: Leamington Spa
Closing Date: 4th July 2018
When: 25th July 2018
Closing Date: 18th July 2018
South East Foodmakers
When: 6th September 2018
Closing Date: 25th August 2018
East Anglia Foodmakers
When: 12th September 2018
Closing Date: 5th September 2018
Somerset & Dorset Foodmakers
When: 17th May 2018
Apply By : 10th May 2018
Where: Kendal Rugby Club, Shap Road, Kendal, LA9 6NZ
When: Tuesday 17th April
Closing Date: 16th April
Where: Venue TBC
Closing Date - 23rd April
Aberdeenshire - held in Peterhead
Where: Peterhead Town Football Club
Address: Balmoor Stadium, Balmoor Terrace, Peterhead, AB42 1EQ
When: Tuesday 1st May
Closing Date: 23rd April 2018
Where: Venue TBC
When: 16th May 2018
Closing Date: 9th May 2018
Finding our foodmakers
We’d like to invite you to join other local food and drink suppliers from around England, Scotland and Wales. Pitch your wares and convince us that your food and drink belongs on Morrisons shelves.
Throughout 2018, The Nation’s Local Foodmakers will see our buyers tour the nation in search of the best local suppliers to supply our stores today - and hopefully grow with us in the future.
If you’re a small food and drink supplier and grow or make products that you think Morrisons customers in your local area would buy, please complete the application form to let us know why you think you could make it with Morrisons.
We’ll be inviting successful applicants to meet our buyers, local store colleagues and customers at the regional events. If you are successful we will confirm the details of the event that you have been invited to and provide you with further information.
For more details please click here to view our 'The Nation's Local Foodmakers Terms and Conditions of Entry'. Please note that you will need to agree to these terms in order to submit your application. If you are successful in the selection process then you will need to agree to further terms and conditions relating to the regional events.
Morrisons and Local Sourcing
Morrisons started life as a bustling egg, milk and butter market stall in Bradford back in 1899 – firmly planting its roots as a fresh-focused local grocer with an appetite for providing both quality and value. Today, we’ve made it a priority to focus even more on local food, with more of our products sourced near our local stores to save hundreds of food miles.
We want to support local communities - and their local economies - and are looking for small food and drink manufacturers like you, who meet local food tastes and grow or make their products within a 30-60 mile radius of our stores. In addition, we’re looking to help grow suppliers whose food and drink may be recognised and liked already by local customers, but is not yet known nationally.
Why Local Sourcing is important to us
Some of our customers want more food that is made 'just down the road' from their own communities, in their town, county or region.
It can save on food miles, and improve freshness as a result.
Customers appreciate that it supports local communities and economies.
It allows us to support British farming and the countryside, and helps us to know where our food comes from.