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Merchant Gourmet

How ethical is Merchant Gourmet?

Merchant Gourmet is a brand which has a below-benchmark score on The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Pasta, Pulses & Rice Ratings Table. Although Merchant Gourmet has not yet met our ethical benchmark, we hope to see the brand make progress in the future.

We would have extra confidence in Merchant Gourmet if it submitted itself to apply for Ethical Accreditation, whereby The Good Shopping Guide would make further detailed assessment and recommendations for ethical improvement.

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What does Merchant Gourmet do?

Merchant Gourmet was launched in 1994 to cater to a growing demand for innovative cooking ingredients. It sells dried mushrooms and tomatoes, whole chestnuts and grains.

In which areas does Merchant Gourmet perform poorly?

Merchant Gourmet gets a middle rating for GM as it does not have a GMO statement available, and a bottom rating for Organic as it lacks any certification. Find out more about how we rate by exploring our ethical criteria.

Past Criticisms of Merchant Gourmet’s record

We found no past criticisms of Merchant Gourmet.

In which areas does Merchant Gourmet score well for its ethics?

Merchant Gourmet gets a top score for its Environmental Report as its website contains information on sustainability including being certified carbon neutral.

We found no criticisms of Merchant Gourmet relating to Nuclear, Fossil Fuels, Animal Welfare, Political Donations or Armaments so it scores well for these criteria.

How can Merchant Gourmet improve its ethical rating?

The below-benchmark score that Merchant Gourmet is awarded on The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Pasta, Pulses & Rice Ratings Table is the result of an evaluation of multiple ethical criteria.

To reach our minimum ethical benchmark and qualify for Ethical Accreditation, Merchant Gourmet has some issues to resolve, including  its lack of organic certification. If it applies for Ethical Accreditation, The Good Shopping Guide will be able to give Merchant Gourmet some guidance to improve.

Were you aware that your brand could benefit from Ethical Accreditation? Brands accredited by The Good Shopping Guide can display our Ethical Mark, showcasing to consumers that it is an ethical and sustainable brand. If you’re interested in learning more, please contact us or complete a Free Initial Assessment form.

Ethical performance in category


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  • Genetic Modification


  • Organic


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  • Armaments


  • Political Donations



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Public Record Criticisms


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