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Tesco names NFU's Tom Hind as agriculture director

Supermarket giant Tesco has appointed the National Farmers Union’s Tom Hind as its new agriculture director.

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Tesco names NFU's Tom Hind as agriculture director

Having worked with the NFU for the last 15 years, Hind will join Tesco later this year as the supermarket looks to build stronger relationships with farmers and build a more transparent supply chain. 

In his new role, Hind will oversee Tesco’s newly formed agriculture team, consisting of agriculture experts for each area of farming, and develop Tesco’s sustainable farming groups.

In addition, he will act as the main point of contact between Tesco’s commercial teams and farmers across the UK, and will be responsible for the supermarket’s work in animal welfare. 

The appointment follows the commitment made by Tesco chief executive Philip Clarke at an NFU conference earlier this year to work more closely with farmers and to source more British food.

Kevin Grace, commercial director at Tesco said: “As British agriculture’s biggest customer, we’re proud of the relationships we’ve developed with thousands of farmers across the UK. Through schemes like our pioneering Tesco Sustainable Dairy Group, we’ve led the way in developing new ways of working with farmers and we hope to build on these achievements with the appointment of Tom Hind.

“Tom is a respected figure in British agriculture and will bring with him a huge amount of hands-on farming experience. His relationship with farmers will ensure their views continue to be heard throughout Tesco.

“As our new agriculture director, Tom will oversee the work of our agriculture team across every area of the sector and will work closely with our commercial teams and in partnership with farmers to deliver the best British produce for our customers.”

Hind added: “The NFU is a fantastic organisation and I have enjoyed my 15 years here covering a range of issues and roles. Throughout my career I have been motivated by trying to make a difference on behalf of farmers and growers. I’m looking forward to working with the Tesco team and its suppliers to develop even closer working relationships between farmers, manufacturers and the retailer.”

NFU’s director seneral Andy Robertson said: “Back in February Tesco made a commitment to work more closely with farmers and to source more British food. I see this role, and Tom’s appointment, as a very large step towards delivering on that promise.”

Hind was brought up working on his uncle’s cattle farm in Sheffield and later spent a year working on a dairy farm in France, before joining the NFU in 1998. He won the respect of farmers across the UK with his work on behalf of dairy farmers, which led to better contractual terms between farmers and their customers.

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