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Co-op gives homelessness charity use of building rent-free Subscription

09 Jan 2019 | By Andrew Don

The store sells new and pre-owned items including furniture, homeware, electrical appliances, clothing and vintage goods

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Nisa's Making a Difference Locally raises almost £1m in 2018

09 Jan 2019 | By Andrew Don

Nisa stores raise money through the sale of certain products in store

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JJ Foodservice offers discounts to takeaways in health push Subscription

07 Jan 2019 | By Andrew Don

The wholesaler is offering 10% off healthier eating products for a three-month period

Waitrose Duchy Organic

Duchy Organic sales at Waitrose raise over £3m for charity

07 Jan 2019 | By Marianne Calnan

This brings the total Waitrose has donated to charities to £23m since it partnered with Duchy in 2009

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Quotes of the year: soundbites that summed up 2018

03 Jan 2019

Here’s how industry figures summed up 2018 in our pick of the year’s most memorable quotes

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Central England Co-op Christmas food appeal helps feed 30,000

03 Jan 2019 | By Marianne Calnan

The five-week appeal saw more than 75,000 items donated 

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GroceryAid Christmas carol service raises £60,000

17 Dec 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Key industry leaders delivered readings during the service

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How small brands can make a big difference to refugees' lives

06 Dec 2018 | By Cat Gazzoli

Brands looking to make a positive change should find a retail partner who will champion their causes, says Cat Gazzoli, founder of Piccolo babyfood

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Iceland MD made trustee of Surfers Against Sewage charity

05 Dec 2018 | By Steve Farrell

The news comes two weeks after Iceland announced SAS as a charity partner


Bestway Group donates £100k to Great Ormond Street Hospital

03 Dec 2018 | By Andrew Don

The wholesaler has given away more than £14.8m through the Bestway Foundation in the UK since 1987

Cyrus Todiwala

FoodCycle links with celebrity chefs for Xmas recipe book

03 Dec 2018 | By Andrew Don

The charity has collaborated with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Melissa Hemsley, Skye Gyngell and other celebrity chefs

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Tesco launches its in-store Christmas food collection scheme

29 Nov 2018 | By Ian Quinn

From today, more than 2,600 stores will encourage shoppers to donate food to help people in food poverty


Lidl to donate Christmas dinners to loneliness charities

29 Nov 2018 | By Steve Farrell

The donations are to include 282 turkeys, 4,716 pigs in blankets and 65kg of brussels sprouts

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Sainsbury's to label products most useful to food banks

26 Nov 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

The campaign will see on-shelf labels flag items that are priorities for the charities

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Retail chiefs call on PM for workplace mental health support

23 Nov 2018 | By Andrew Don

Theresa May has been a strong advocate for better mental health provision since she succeeded David Cameron as prime minister

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Bidfood runs campaign in schools to encourage recycling

22 Nov 2018 | By Andrew Don

The national campaign to raise awareness in schools marked National Recycling Week

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Central England Co-op calls for Christmas food bank 'treats' Subscription

16 Nov 2018 | By Helen Gilbert

The society is hoping to collect more than 70,000 items from 26 November to 24 December

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We must all take a stand against abusive crimes on retail workers

07 Nov 2018 | By Jo Whitfield

Dealing with assaults against staff will take collaboration across retailers, the police and government, says Co-op retail CEO Jo Whitfield

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Retailers large and small must unite for Remembrance Day

02 Nov 2018 | By Jonathan Fitchew

There has been a greater clamour than usual this year to close shops for the entirety of Remembrance Day

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How the grocery sector can help tackle loneliness in society

22 Oct 2018 | By Helen Warren-Piper

No other retailers have as many opportunities to interact face to face with the public, says Helen Warren-Piper of Mars Petcare UK



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