Adam Leyland
Adam Leyland
Editor-in-Chief
The Grocer

Adam has been the editor of The Grocer since 2006.

He’s an authority on a wide range of issues including food waste, health and obesity, product innovation, entrepreneurship, and the supermarkets, and makes frequent appearances on TV and radio. He also regularly chairs conferences and hosts awards. While Adam is a lifelong 'foodie' and 'winophile', he is also passionate about the social aspect of food and has successfully lobbied the government for funding to subsidise food waste redistribution through The Grocer’s award-winning Waste Not Want Not campaign. He has also, over many years, championed the merits of a balanced diet and common sense in the ongoing debate about obesity.

Adam has picked up a string of awards. He was voted Editor of the Year at the British Society of Magazine Editors Awards in 2015 and 2009 and his support for great journalism has seen The Grocer pick up a string of further awards, including BSME writer of the year (twice); BSME web editor of the year; BSME specialist team of the year; and PPA features writer of the year (twice).

In a 30+-year career as a journalist and editor Adam has also interviewed a wide variety of politicians, celebrities, and senior business leaders, including Buzz Aldrin, Richie Benaud, Stelios, Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Terry Leahy, Sir James Dyson, Lord Sainsbury, Sir Philip Green, David Cameron and the press secretary to US President Bill Clinton.


Adam will host the Case Study & Elevator Pitches session on Day 3.