Local sourcing - distribution advice for regional food and drink producers

This guide is to help producers find solutions to the often complex challenges posed by distribution.

The guide provides several examples of interesting initiatives throughout the UK, which show what can be achieved with insight, careful business planning and partnership working. Since many regional food and drink producers are based in very rural areas, distribution can literally be the 'make or break factor' that affects a business's ability to compete at local, regional, national and even international level.

The grocery distribution industry is vast and can be complex. However, it is becoming increasingly possible to find a distribution solution for small quantities of products.