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How Can Bridport Feed Itself?

08 Aug 2016
 
 

 

We are carrying out a study ‘How Can Bridport Feed Itself?’ as part of CLS’ legacy.
 

Bridport is known for its vibrant food culture, serving residents and attracting visitors from far and wide. However, many producers, retailers and employees in the food sector still operate on low profit margins and low wages. 

How Can Bridport Feed Itself? sets out to quantify the current value of our local food economy. An initial review of existing research suggests a higher than average proportion of people working in food in Bridport: 300 businesses employ 2000 people, about a 1/3 of all those employed in the town. Of the £92m spent on food and drink in Bridport, this is predominantly in retail, accounting for £56m of that annual turnover. Nearly 80% of Bridport’s £559,000 spend a week on food and drink leaves the area through the four large supermarkets.

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