Morrisons has been criticised for stocking apples imported from China in a store less than a mile away from Kent orchards.

The Herne Bay store is stocking Fuji apples imported from 5,000 miles away – much to the chagrin of local apple suppliers in the so-called Garden of England.

One shopper branded the move “an insult to Kent apple producers”, according to the Daily Mail.

But Morrisons shrugged off the criticism. “We know being able to buy British is important to our customers. However, some apples not grown in the UK are popular with shoppers and we respond by stocking them too.”

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