What Farmdrop tells us about sustainable retail

You may have seen the sad news that Farmdrop closed this week, leaving farmers without payment, staff without jobs, and customers without deliveries – as well as undelivered food rotting in warehouses.

Some suppliers reported that Farmdrop hadn’t paid them since August; others that the retailer owed them more than £40,000. Amounts like this can mean the difference between survival and failure for small-scale suppliers.