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Mark Price, Managing Director of Waitrose, addresses The Consumer Goods Forum's Summit at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London. Picture: Lewis Whyld
Mark Price, Managing Director of Waitrose, addresses The Consumer Goods Forum's Summit at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London. Picture: Lewis Whyld

Throughout my visit to South Africa and Namibia last month, I was struck by the bonds that link the UK and the southern African region.

Our relationship is underpinned by visits to each other’s countries every year and our shared cultural and institutional frameworks.

Over nearly two decades during my career at British supermarket chain Waitrose, I took regular trips to South Africa, visiting suppliers who exported excellent food and wine.

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