ROMSEY-laid eggs are among Southern Co-op retail stores as the supermarket prepares for British Food Fortnight.

The free-range eggs producer Clayton Eggs, in Romsey, features in Southern Co-op's Local Flavours Range.

Its Local Flavours range is available in 196 of its local stores, with a varied number of local products available in each store.

Across the south of England, shoppers have bought nearly two million local products from its stores in the last seven months (Feb to August) - the equivalent of 62,493 units each week.

The British Food Fortnight runs between September 22 and October 7.

Simon Eastwood, Southern Co-op’s chief operating officer for retail, said: "Our Local Flavours range is a really important aspect to our retail stores and last year we celebrated its tenth anniversary.

"It was first launched on the Isle of Wight as we wanted to support some of our amazing local food and drink producers. Today, we currently have nearly 1,900 different types of local products sitting on our shelves."