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Spar raises £1.5m for charity partner Marie Curie

The fundraising efforts of independently owned UK Spar stores have paid for expert care and support for terminally ill patients and their families

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FareShare signs up 150 new food businesses

Fareshare said the influx of new partners had enabled it to triple the amount of food it distributes each week

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Spar wholesaler launches £30,000 fund for community groups

The Community Cashback Grant scheme is open for applications via Blakemore Spar Facebook pages until 9 July

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Hubbub using electric fleet to launch food redistribution scheme in Milton Keynes

The environmental charity will use a fleet of electric bikes and vans to distribute the food

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MPs demand answers on why Co-op, Aldi and Lidl snubbed from school meal scheme

Members of the Efra Select Committee said questions about the scheme needed to be addressed by government

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Blind people given access to supermarket priority delivery slots

An RNIB survey found only half of blind and partially sighted people who shopped independently before lockdown were still doing so

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Asda-FareShare coronavirus partnership sees over 800,000 meals donated

Food such as non-chilled fruit, vegetables and eggs, dented tins and bread products were proving a lifeline for charities during the crisis

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Morrisons extends 10% NHS discount to September

The supermarket said it wanted to continue to help NHS staff putting themselves at risk during the crisis.

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FareShare opens two new distribution centres to meet ‘sky-rocketing’ demand

FareShare said more than 4,141 tonnes of food had already been redistributed through the warehouses

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Defra kicks off new tender process for deliveries to vulnerable

The Grocer understands Defra has identified businesses interested in servicing the contract currently held by Bidfood and Brakes

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Furloughed Foodies seeks corporate backing to continue delivering food to NHS workers

The volunteer-based organisation launched at the end of March and has so far delivered more than 12,000 meals to the frontline

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Asda donates £100k to diversity education charity

George at Asda will launch a range of fashion products next month to celebrate Pride

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Waitrose supermarket worker Anisa Omar makes cover of Vogue magazine

Omar works as a supermarket assistant at the King Cross branch of Waitrose in London

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Co-op CEO Murrells publishes response to ‘horrific’ George Floyd killing

Murrells said he felt “compelled” to let all the Co-op colleagues know “I care deeply about you”

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Why shoppers need strong brand activation during coronavirus

Grocery brands need to react and adapt to support new and emerging shopper mindsets and occasions, says Callum Saunders of Zeal Creative

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Midcounties Co-op launches £75k fund for community groups and charities

Partner groups have until 29 May to apply for the ‘community restart fund’

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FareShare doubles amount of redistributed food during coronavirus

FareShare CEO Lindsay Boswell said the food donated to FareShare over the past 12 months was “remarkable”

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Morrisons launches wholesale service for councils, food banks and charities

Retailer said organisations could access supplies in bulk, more cheaply and more conveniently

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Morrisons offers safe spaces in pharmacies for victims of domestic abuse

Consulting rooms in pharmacies at 117 Morrisons stores will be designated safe spaces

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Superdrug donates personal care and food parcels to NHS workers

Superdrug has also donated 5,000 products including toiletries to nurses working at the NHS Nightingale hospital…