power list 2017

Sir, Women make up the majority of folks who shop for food & drink in Britain….and they still do much of the preparation in households across the country. An interesting fact given the makeup of The Grocer’s 2017 Power List (11 February).

Twelve of the top 100 ‘leaders, thinkers and agitators’ in the food & drink industry are women. Twelve. The first woman to appear on the list is Ms Gina Boswell at #34.

Forty-four people in this Power List come from the retail side of the industry.

Of this group, only three are women.

Would this be part of the reason why the industry is more seen as part of the problem than the solution to improving the health and well-being of the nation?

Sophia Nadur, via thegrocer.co.uk