"Fitter, faster, leaner and smarter - together"

FWD Chairman Martin Williams has called on the food and drink wholesale sector to work "Fitter, faster, leaner and smarter together” to take advantage of growth opportunities in a changing and challenging trading environment. In his closing address to delegates at FWD’s Winning in Wholesale conference, Williams described the current economic and political climate as "the most dynamic, disruptive and transformational time ever seen,” but concluded that these were conditions in which an adaptable supply chain could thrive through close co-operation.

Referring to challenges such as the expected post-Brexit economic downturn
and the imposition of the National Living Wage, Williams said: “It’s incredible what’s happening in our market at the moment and how we survive and prosper is a credit to all of us. Whatever your view of the challenges ahead I’m sure you agree that we have to get fitter, we have to move faster, we’ve got to be leaner, we’ve got to work smarter, but most important of all we have to do it together.”

 Winning in Wholesale was sponsored by Capital on Tap and also included the HIM Wholesale Awards.

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