Waitrose MD Mark Price has been made a life patron of industry charity GroceryAid.

Price, president of the charity from 2009 to 2011, will help promote GroceryAid within the industry. He said the charity’s values were “very much in keeping with those we hold at Waitrose”.

GroceryAid director general Gillian Barker added: “It is with great pleasure that the charity recognises Mark Price in this way.”