Prime minister David Cameron explains why The Grocer remains vital reading after a century and a half

In the last 150 years, the UK food and drink industry has changed almost beyond recognition, but there has been one constant in this thriving sector of our economy throughout the years: The Grocer.

The fact that this fifth-generation family-owned magazine is now celebrating 150 years is testament to the high regard in which it is held by all parts of the food, drink and grocery retailing industry.

It remains vital reading, too, for many other media organisations, which so often follow where The Grocer has led.

I warmly congratulate The Grocer on its 150th anniversary, and wish it every success in the years ahead.