Tesco boss to discuss supplier partnerships

By Rick Pendrous

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Tesco group chief executive Dave Lewis will give the City Food Lecture
Tesco group chief executive Dave Lewis will give the City Food Lecture

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Tesco group chief executive Dave Lewis will use the City Food Lecture 2018 to offer his views on the ‘essential’ role supplier partnerships will have on the future of the UK’s food supply chain.

Lewis will highlight the key role that supplier partnerships play in the way the industry deals with the challenges it faces, such as food waste and sustainability in his address, which will take place at the Guildhall in London on February 28.

The annual event will bring together 700 industry leaders, academics and members of London’s seven food-related livery companies.

Bring together 700 industry leaders

The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion focusing on issues raised in the lecture. Panellists will be Julia Glotz, managing editor of Food Manufacture’s​ sister magazine The Grocer​, Sir Peter Kendall, chairman of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board and David Hughes, emeritus professor of food marketing at Imperial College London.

City Food Lecture organising chairman John Giles said: “Dave Lewis’s speech is one of the most anticipated the City Food Lecture has had. No doubt his speech will address the challenges and opportunities the food industry is currently presented with.

“But we are also looking forward to hearing his take on the future of supplier partnerships, sustainability and how the industry can adopt triple bottom line evaluation covering social, environmental and financial factors.”

For more information, visit the City Food Lecture website.

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