BREXIT presents an "opportunity" for the agri-food industry to showcase the “best of British” according to the managing director of supermarket retailer Waitrose.

Delivering the keynote lecture at the Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) Annual Lecture, Rob Collins was in a positive mood in spite of the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the sector.

"We will not be in a race to the bottom. Post-Brexit, we need to maintain our leadership in food and farming," he said.

Mr Collins said he was “optimistic” about the food retail sector, despite the “ferocious” competition between retailers.

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