Major figures in grocery were recognised in the Queen's New Year's Honours list.

Philip Hampton, chairman of Sainsbury's since 2004, was knighted. Sir Philip received the honour for public service.

Gavin Neath, general manager of Unilever UK and vice president of global corporate responsibility, was appointed CBE for services to the food industry.

Sally Hopson, who in October took up the newly created role of markets director at Asda, was made MBE for services to diversity.

Ronald Lass, Cocoa Research Committee chair, and Dounne Alexander, founder of Gramma's Herbal Foods, were appointed MBE for services to the food industry.