A contact at the Times newspaper just sent me an email saying that at ASDA (a UK supermarket chain owned by Wal-Mart) has announced that local food sales are up 41% on this time last year in England and Wales. Scotland and Northern Ireland has also shown a marked increase in sales, with 29% increase in sales.
I’ve been bagging on about localisation being a powerful counter-trend to globalisation for some time and also, obviously, the importance of provenance, not only within food but also in other areas too. This is something that’s worth tracking in my opinion. I’d expect globalisation to slow in coming years with economic protectionism rising significantly.
BTW, just book a copy of a History of the Future by Jacques Attali. Report soon.