Chairman of Morrisons leads key food and drink industry debate

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04/05/2016

75 senior leaders and influencers from the food and drink industry gathered at the Grand Hotel in York to share valuable insights and opportunities at the 5th Walker Morris Food & Drink Leadership Dinner.

Andrew Higginson, Chairman of Morrisons, led a discussion over dinner on the current food retail landscape, its future and what the key attributes are of those manufacturers and retailers who come out on top.

Commenting on the dinner Andrew Higginson said:

The Walker Morris Food & Drink Leadership Dinner brought together an impressive array of key decision makers and I was honoured to be asked to share my thoughts on what will be needed in the future for retailers and manufacturers to come out on top.  The evening was very enjoyable and allowed me to meet and debate topics with influential individuals from across the food and drink sector in a relaxed setting.”

Richard Naish, Head of the Food & Drink Group at Walker Morris, said:

“We were delighted to be able to welcome Andrew to our 5th Food and Drink Leadership Dinner, an event which has become a fixture in many of our clients’ calendars and which provides a fantastic networking opportunity.  The guests were unanimous in their appreciation for the importance of this type of event which allows confidential and open discussion under the Chatham House Rule.  I would like to thank everyone who attended for their contribution to the evening’s discussion.

The dinner is a key part of the added value that we seek to provide clients and contacts and is something we look forward to hosting each year. The food and drink sector is important to us and our client base in it growing year on year.”

Walker Morris’ previous Food and Drink Leadership Dinners have featured Jim McCarthy (Poundland Chief Executive), Tim Smith (Tesco Group Technical Director), Mike Coupe (now Chief Executive of Sainsbury) and David Salkeld (Chief Executive of Symington’s).

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