Scottish first minister Alex Salmond is to meet supermarket bosses to discuss how they can work with government to help farmers and growers.

"The supermarket summit is an opportunity for the government to bring together leading retailers and for us to discuss how we can work together to ensure a sustainable and profitable future for Scottish farming," said Salmond, referring to the fact the Scottish NFU has long campaigned for better prices for farmers. "The Scottish government is working hard to bridge the gap between the producers and consumers of food."

The meeting on 24 September in Edinburgh will be attended by chief executives of Asda, Sainsbury's and Morrisons and the chairman of Tesco, as well as executives from M&S, Somerfield, The Co-operative Group and Waitrose.