Sharon White - New Chairman of the John Lewis Partnership

Sharon White thanks Waitrose and John Lewis staff in video message

White also thanks customers for their patience while stores have been busy, social distancing measures put in place and availability stretched

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John Lewis Partnership to deliver ‘care packages’ to NHS workers

The packages will contain items such as deodorant, antibac hand gel and lip balm, as well as snack food, tea and coffee

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Co-op drops original Easter ad campaign to support FareShare

Co-op said the ad pays tribute to the local heroes who are playing their part in feeding the nation during the coronavirus crisis

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Tesco to build pop-up stores at NHS Nightingale Hospitals

Tesco’s first Nightingale Hospital pop-up store will open in Birmingham

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Coronavirus hardship fund established for independent retailers

The introduction of this financial help follows the extension of the federation’s ‘Shop local Shop Little’ campaign

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Tesco teams up with former Formula 1 boss on meals for frontline workers initiative

The Dennis family is donating £1m to seed-fund the initiative through its Dream Chasing Foundation

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The Grocer hosts #YourCustomersSayThankYou tribute portal for frontline workers

#YourCustomersSayThankYou is a new platform which allows the UK to post online thank-you notes and messages of gratitude to local supermarket staff

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How food charities are fighting hunger amid the coronavirus outbreak

The coronavirus outbreak has been ‘complete and utter chaos’ for charities and groups that redistribute food surplus

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Industry launches huge response to emergency appeal to feed vulnerable people

The IGD said there had been a huge response after talks between supermarkets, suppliers and charity bosses

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GroceryAid extends remit to cover foodservice wholesale workers

GroceryAid is also ramping up its helpline, which offers both practical and emotional support

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Lidl to raise £2m for Childline as charity sees demand grow

Lidl’s commitment is an extension of its three-year partnership with the NSPCC

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Tesco announces £30m community support package

The supermarket said it would provide £15m of food donations to FareShare and The Trussell Trust

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City Harvest seeks £50k extra funding amid surge in food donations

The food redistribution charity has launched a GoFundMe push to pay for significantly increased activity

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Central England Co-op links with Lichfield council to distribute essentials to vulnerable

Lichfield District Council will identify vulnerable community members to pass on to the co-op

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Aldi store manager personally delivers food to vulnerable customers

Environment secretary George Eustice yesterday paid tribute to food industry “heroes”

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FareShare & IGD lead coronavirus hunger charity crisis talks

Supermarkets and suppliers are planning to launch a massive operation with food redistribution charities

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Central England Co-op calls for shoppers to show kindness to staff

The retailer has also assured customers that stores will remain open 

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Central England Co-op employs temporary staff to cope with panic buying

The business has also launched an urgent appeal for food bank donations

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Coronavirus: Nisa retailers offer free delivery to those in self-isolation

Nisa retailers across the country are stepping up to support members of their communities

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Coronavirus: FareShare appeals for extra funding and volunteers

The charity also issued an appeal to the food industry to step up and divert more surplus food to charities