Sarah Blanford

Sarah is Head of Technical for Produce and Horticulture at Sainsbury’s Supermarkets. She brings significant customer, food retailing and supply chain experience from her 15 years’ experience across different Sainsbury’s food categories and from her previous technical roles in the food supply base.

Previously as Head of the Crop and Agriculture Data at Sainsbury’s she oversaw the development of partnerships with centres of excellence to deliver innovation to benefit the Sainsbury’s supply chain; constantly evaluating investment decisions to deliver the projects with the highest rate of return for Sainsbury’s customers. Sarah brings her unique experience and insight of UK and global agri-food supply chains to bear when evaluating potential agri-tech innovations.