Adam Leyland

Adam Leyland

Adam has been editor of The Grocer, the bible of the food and drink industry, since 2006.

A champion of dynamic, campaigning and investigative journalism, he has picked up a string of awards, over a 30-year career as a business journalist and editor. He was voted Editor of the Year at the British Society of Magazine Editors Awards 2015 and also won this award in 2009. Other awards won by The Grocer during his tenure have included BSME writer of the year; BSME web editor of the year; BSME specialist team of the year; and PPA features writer of the year (twice).

Adam has also interviewed a wide variety of politicians, celebrities and senior business leaders, including Buzz Aldrin, Richie Benaud, Stelios, Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Terry Leahy, Sir James Dyson, Lord Sainsbury, Sir Philip Green, David Cameron and the press secretary to US President Bill Clinton. Other publications he has launched and/or edited include Real Business, PRWeek (launching the US edition in seven weeks), Press Gazette and PrintWeek.

As an authority on issues as diverse as food waste, health and obesity, product innovation, branding, entrepreneurship and food safety, Adam is a very well-known figure on the UK grocery scene, and makes regular appearances on the BBC, ITV, Sky News, Channel 4, the Today Programme and other media, and also regularly chairs conferences and hosts awards.

And while he’s a lifelong 'foodie' and 'winophile', Adam is also passionate about the social aspect of food, and has successfully lobbied the government for funding to subsidise food waste redistribution through The Grocer’s Waste Not Want Not campaign. He has also, over many years, championed the merits of a balanced diet and common sense in the ongoing debate about obesity.

Adam is married with a son and lives in London.

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