Shoppers rate ethical and environmental considerations as more important than price when choosing their supermarket, according to new research.

Sixteen percent of shoppers in a poll for climate change group 10:10 said they considered the most important factor to be how a supermarket sourced, transported and packaged its products.

By contrast, just 9% said price was the most important consideration.

Convenience continues to be the key criterion, cited by 54% of respondents. However, more than half (51%) said they did consider the environmental impact of their grocery shop.

The 10:10 campaign aims to persuade businesses, other bodies and individuals to commit to a 10% reduction in their carbon output in 2010.

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