The Food Foundation has highlighted the essential role that local shops play in providing healthy food.
Its Peas Please Report reveals that since the initiative was launched in 2017, 636 million additional portions of vegetables have been sold or served. In the past 12 months over 403 million portions have been added to the total.
The report recognises that ACS has updated and expanded its pledges in the past year.
ACS Chief Executive, James Lowman, said: “Convenience retailers have actively and positively engaged with a range of campaigns to increase the consumption of fruit and vegetables in their local areas including Change4Life, Healthy Start, and Peas Please. We’re pleased to see that this report has recognised the important role that local shops play in contributing to healthier communities.”