The Co-operative Group is joining forces with HRH The Countess of Wessex to stage a seminar for local farmers, food producers and suppliers at the Royal Bath and West Show on 3 June.

This will be one of a series of events at the show aimed at building stronger links between farmers and food retailers, and will include presentations, as well as a question-and-answer session.

The Co-operative Farms, the UK’s largest farming business and part of The Co-operative Group, will attend to give insights into how farmers, producers and suppliers can best market their products, and how a co-operative model can help.

The seminar will be introduced by The Countess of Wessex, president of the Royal Bath and West Show, and will feature Peter Marks, group chief executive of The Co-operative Group. It is one of three such events at this year’s show, in conjunction with food retailers.

Marks said: “The Royal Bath and West Show is an ideal arena to create a useful dialogue between The Co-operative Group and farmers, producers and suppliers. These innovative events are a great opportunity to improve cohesion in the food chain, so we can all work well together.”

The Co-operative Group’s seminar is at 3pm in the Bath and West Theatre at the Showground near Shepton Mallet, Somerset.