Safeway, which bills itself as Scotland's largest retailer with 116 stores, is majoring on the local raspberry crop as part of a drive to spend 10% more on regionally grown food. Its total sales will reach £660m. Concentrating on Glen Ample, the major variety grown in Angus, supplies are assured as there are more than 1,000 hectares in production sold as both fresh and processed. Supplier Lochie Porter, who grows more than a million punnets a year in July and August, reports that the crop is looking good and the development of covered tunnels has protected fruit against weather damage. There has also been no shortage of pickers. {{FRESH PRODUCE }}