Call for Welsh Government to support supply chain

By Michelle Perrett

- Last updated on GMT

The new group will work with the Welsh Government
The new group will work with the Welsh Government

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The Welsh government is being urged to offer more support to protect the nation’s food supply.

The call comes from Food 7 Cymru, a new group comprising of trade organisations in the food supply chain from across Wales.

The new group, which includes Association of Convenience Stores, Farmers Union of Wales, Food and Drink Federation Cymru, Logistics UK, NFU Cymru, UK Hospitality Cymru and Welsh Retail Consortium, wants the Welsh Government to focus on combatting soaring prices, hitting net zero ambitions and delivering jobs into communities. 

Work together

Food 7 Cymru, will represent the interests of the food and drink supply chain in Wales and identify measures where industry and government can work together for the benefit of Welsh food and drink. This group will also highlight the benefits the food and drink industry delivers for the Welsh economy. 

With food and drink inflation hitting 16.4% across the UK, Food 7 Cymru believes more collaboration between the sector and politicians are vital to get businesses through the winter, re-build the industry’s resilience and protect the nation’s food supply.

In a statement the group said it would utilise its collective voice to outline to the Welsh government and other stakeholders the issues the food and drink supply chain are currently facing across Wales. 

Important role

“The food and drink sector lies at the heart of the nation and this is reflected in the important role the industry plays in boosting the Welsh economy, with exports of Welsh food and drinks currently at record levels.” ​the group said. 

“Our industry is contending with soaring energy and ingredient costs while delivering a dynamic workforce and hitting our Net Zero ambitions. Only by collaborating with government, can we find the solutions to grow our businesses, support the economy and deliver jobs for Wales.”

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