Crowd (2)

GroceryAid eyes bigger venue for Barcode Festival after raising £450,000

New venue will have capacity for at least 3,500 people after this year’s sell-out success

asda fight hunger food bank

Asda kicks off week-long holiday hunger food bank collection drive

The drive is part of Asda’s Fight Hunger Create Change programme


P&G kicks off global anti-discriminatory parental leave policy

Share the the Care makes child caregiving unbiased based on gender or sexual orientation

City-Harvest- Metallica-2019

Metallica donates to food distribution charity City Harvest London

City Harvest rescues surplus food and delivers it to those in need via chilled vans seven days a week

Buy One, We Give One AG (1 of 5)

Asda and Warburtons to benefit FareShare with new charity ‘promotion’

The promotion is expected to result in more than a million products being donated to FareShare

Coop food bank

Central England Co-op launches summer food bank appeal for children

The society said food banks often saw a rise in demand from families when the ‘safety net’ of free school meals was removed

eat streetgames

Eat kicks off StreetGames holiday hunger charity push

The food-to-go retailer will donate 25p from the sale of four products in support of StreetGames’ Fit and Fed initiative

sainsbury's staff

Sainsbury’s offers staff local volunteering opportunities

Sainsbury’s Living Well index shows the UK’s sense of wellbeing and quality of life has declined in the past year

Lord Price at GroceryAid Parliamentary Reception

GroceryAid launches counselling for workplace incidents

GroceryAid is partnering with CiC to provide professional counsellors who visit sites to run either group or individual sessions

businessman public speaking speech

Anxiety, fmcg and me: let's get serious about mental health in grocery

‘Office therapist’ may become a regular job title within 10 years

Pride flag

Grocers must be wary of tokenism with 'woke' CSR campaigns

Inauthentic brands get found out, says Cressida Holmes-Smith, client partner at Lucky Generals

Platform Market IMG_0619

Platform at The Arches: how Glasgow's foodie market is supporting the community

What was once an infamous nightclub is now home to a farmers’ market with a community focus

Co-op and Steel Warriors 1

Co-op partners with anti-knife crime charity to build gyms

The project uses steel from knives that have been taken off the street and melted down to be reused

people drinking tea

How Pladis is making mental health its biggest project

By teaming up with charity Mind through its McVitie’s brand, Pladis hopes to end the stigma around mental health, says its UK & Ireland MD Nick Bunker

mental health

Mental health in the workplace: does grocery need to rethink?

As awareness of mental health issues in the workplace improves, what are businesses doing to help? And how can they do it better?

knife knives

It's time for all retailers to take action on knife crime

Poundland took kitchen knives off sale in October 2018, says retail director Austin Cooke. Other retailers now need to play their part

hubbub Community fridge

Hubbub plans to double number of Community Fridges

Hubbub today announced plans to double the number of fridges to 100 by the end of 2020

coop food bank

Central England Co-op records 250,000 food bank donations

Ninety per cent of Central England Co-op food stores now have food bank collection points


Waitrose Foundation expands to Senegal and The Gambia

Waitrose already works with more than 100 farms across South Africa, Namibia, Kenya, Ghana and Costa Rica


How Farm Africa is helping grow agricultural futures in Kenya

The Growing Futures project is helping farmers secure sustainable incomes thanks to government-matched donations