Check Out Whats Local at Sobeys and Foodland

first_img Sobeys Sydney River, 45 Keltic Dr. Sobeys Yarmouth, 76 Starrs Rd. Sobeys Bedford, 55 Peakview Way, near Larry Uteck Blvd. Select Nova Scotia and Sobeys are teaming up to celebrate and support local food and farmers with events at three Sobeys stores and two Foodland stores on Friday, Feb. 27. “We’re lucky to live in a province with such a vibrant local agriculture scene, providing year-round access to fresh, nutritious and delicious products,” said Agriculture Minister Keith Colwell. “We want to grow the local economy and help create jobs. I am pleased Sobeys is helping this effort by providing shoppers with local products.” Events will be held at the following Sobeys locations from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Foodland Chester, 4115 Highway 3 Foodland Tatamagouche, 124 Main St. Events will be held at the following Foodland locations from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.: “Local is in season year-round at Sobeys and Foodland stores. Apples, root vegetables, maple syrup, and blueberries are all in our stores right now and those are truly just a few of the many local products in store,” said Steve Read, local business development manager for Sobeys Atlantic. “These events will showcase some of the local producers we partner with and draw attention to the many more we carry.” Many local products such as cheese, soaps, juices and meats will be showcased at the event, but the main feature will be apples. Farmers and producers will be at pop-up stands within the Sobeys and Foodland stores showcasing their products. Customers will be able to taste and learn where the food came from and how it is grown. Sobeys chefs and employees will also be handing out samples of delicious apple-themed recipes and other local fare available in stores. Other local events are planned for March and April. Details for locations will be available at www.selectnovascotia.ca .last_img read more

Selfridges becomes first major department store to ban sale of exotic skins

The most expensive handbag in the world is a crocodile skin Hermes Birkin A crocodile skin handbag, one upon a time, was a sign of great status and wealth, something which could be found in pride of place in London’s most expensive department stores.Now, that era is at an end as Selfridges becomes the first major department store to ban exotic animal skins, following many major fashion houses.The retailer, which banned the sale of fur in 2005, said it prided itself on being a “responsible retailer and a trusted curator of brands”.Python, alligator, crocodile and lizard skins are also disappearing from the catwalk, as Chanel and Victoria Beckham are among those who have banned the material, with  more expected to follow.Selfridges’ buying director Sebastian Manes said: “I am proud to confirm that exotic skins will no longer be available to purchase at Selfridges as of February 2020.”We will continue in our ambition to inspire our brands and customers through thoughtful, ethical and transparent buying strategies.” The most expensive handbag in the world is a crocodile skin Hermes BirkinCredit:REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni  “Selfridges, Victoria Beckham and Chanel banning exotic skins within weeks of each other raises the bar in compassionate fashion and illustrates a shift in the industry towards innovative, high-end animal-free fabrics. We look forward to seeing more designers make the same ethical choice to stop subjecting exotic creatures to cruelty, and leave them in the wild where they belong.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. This move has been welcomed by animal rights activists. Humane Society International Executive Director Claire Bass, said “It is wonderful to see Selfridges end the sale of exotic skins, a move that will save countless crocodiles and snakes from losing their lives.”When Selfridges went fur-free more than a decade ago, it positioned itself as a retailer at the forefront of compassionate fashion. Banning exotic skins in recognition of the serious animal welfare issues that exist in this industry is a natural next step for a responsible retailer. read more