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Wrap report reveals food waste progress – but there’s a sting in the tail

16 Jul 2018 | By Ian Quinn

On the surface, Wrap’s document appeared to show undiluted good news

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Whole Foods to host children's charity initiative in stores

12 Jul 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

The educational initiative is supported by the Whole Foods’ Foundation

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FareShare launches ActiveAte summer holiday hunger campaign

06 Jul 2018 | By Emily Bright

The ActiveAte campaign will work with more than 200 community groups across the UK

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How employee ownership has driven sustainable expansion at Parfetts

04 Jul 2018 | By Steve Parfett

I have no regrets about our decision to choose the employee ownership route, says Parfetts chairman Steve Parfett

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Barcode Festival raises £250k for Grocery Aid

03 Jul 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Barcode Festival took place on 28 June at Hawker London

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Tesco links with mental health charity for F&F t-shirts

04 Jun 2018 | By Ian Quinn

F&F will donate £1 from the sale of each Calm t-shirt sold between 14 May and 1 August 2018 to the charity

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Central England Co-operative kicks off summer food bank campaign Video Subscription

31 May 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

The society has installed food bank collection points at more than 400 stores for the next three months

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Iceland pledges to be UK's 'top dementia-friendly retailer'

25 May 2018 | By Steve Farrell

An Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador, Sir Malcolm Walker has vowed to champion the rights of people with dementia

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Central England Co-op claims rising impact of community spend

01 May 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Each pound it spends on charitable projects has more than £23 worth of impact in communities

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GroceryAid raises more than £500k at annual gala ball

15 Mar 2018 | By Emily Bright

Booking is now open for the GroceryAid Ball 2019, which will take place on 28 February

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Violence against shop workers on the increase Subscription

12 Mar 2018 | By Andrew Don

Injury to staff in all roles in retail doubled last year in violent attacks featuring knives and syringes

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Police must protect staff

22 Feb 2018

Sir, I don’t think I have ever read a more depressing feature than the highlighted crisis of shoplifting and assaults

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Tesco staff praised for preventing iTunes fraud

20 Feb 2018 | By Andrew Don

Scammers prey on victims by cold-calling them and impersonating HMRC officials

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Waitrose Foundation invests in Costa Rican pineapple supplier

19 Feb 2018 | By Emily Bright

The Waitrose Foundation currently invests in farm workers’ community projects in Ghana, Kenya and South Africa

Grocery Aid

GroceryAid reports increase in distribution of crisis grants

01 Feb 2018 | By Andrew Don

GroceryAid welfare director Mandi Leonard attributed the increases to better signposting by referral partners

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Scotmid and SGF back MSP Bill to protect shopworkers from abuse

26 Jan 2018 | By Andrew Don

Daniel Johnson MSP launched his proposal for the new law at the Scotmid store in Pilrig, Edinburgh

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Morrisons readies biggest-ever fundraiser for CLIC Sargent

26 Jan 2018 | By Andrew Don

Band Against Cancer wristbands are now available in all its stores

Shoplifting crime

ACS urges c-stores not to be deterred from reporting theft Subscription

26 Jan 2018 | By Andrew Don

ONS publishes figures showing a 10% increase in the number of shop thefts to 383,178 in the year to last September

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Spar UK renews British Athletics sponsorship deal Subscription

18 Jan 2018

Spar will also become title partner of the British Athletics Indoor Championships…

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Channel Islands Co-op to make autism 'quiet hour' permanent

05 Jan 2018 | By Andrew Don

Customers in trial stores reported a much calmer shopping experience during the dedicated hours

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