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Feeding the nation will require ‘heavy-duty transformational change’

12 March 2018

Dave Lewis, CEO at Tesco recently spoke about the complex and evolving challenges facing the UK food industry and called for the whole supply chain to work in partnership to grasp the opportunity to step-change the way sustainable, affordable and healthy food is produced for the UK. 

Speaking at the annual City Food Lecture, Lewis challenged everyone involved in the production and supply of food to come together to bring about ‘heavy duty, transformational change’.

He urged farmers, producers, retailers, wholesalers and their representative bodies, to do this by focusing the debate on the 95% of what we agree on, not the 5% we don’t. 

Lewis said: “The challenges we face today are complex and evolving. To overcome them, we must seize the future and change. Not simple incremental change, but heavy duty transformational change. The sort of change that means we all have to bring our expertise together and work in a very different way. To feed all of our nation, in a sustainable, affordable, healthy way. I believe customers want businesses to make responsible decisions. Quite rightly they deserve higher standards and responsible leadership from all of us. They want us to make the right calls on their behalf.”

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