Food and farming minister Lord Whitty will be the keynote speaker at the Federation of Wholesale Distributors' annual Cater-summit conference this year. FWD director general Alan Toft said: "Cash and carry and delivered wholesalers are making headway in foodservice. The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs has identified the federation as the pivotal broker in this marketplace." The event will take place at the Cheltenham Park Hotel on October 22/23. {{NEWS }}