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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

Central England Co-op

Central England Co-op fund gives £42,000 to charities Subscription

19 Oct 2018 | By Helen Gilbert

The society is providing funding to 36 organisations and charities

Waitrose Community Matters

Waitrose celebrates 10 years of Community Matters charity scheme

02 Oct 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

More than £30m has been donated to about 100,000 charities over the past decade 

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Mondelez MD Louise Stigant joins GroceryAid board of trustees

26 Sep 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Morrisons special projects lawyer Helen Murray also becomes a trustee

Nisa Making a Difference Locally

Nisa's registered charity raises more than £10m in 10 years

07 Sep 2018 | By Andrew Don

Nisa stores have made more than 10,000 individual donations to local causes over the past decade

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Central England Co-op food bank appeal helps feed 35,000 Subscription

05 Sep 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

The society’s summer food bank appeal, introduced in a bid to reduce hunger over the summer break, saw about 141,000 items…

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Southern Co-op raises £50k for neighbourhood charities Subscription

22 Aug 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Funds were raised as part of its Love Your Neighbourhood campaign

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Costa rolls out Chatty Café scheme to battle loneliness

08 Aug 2018 | By Emily Bright

More than 300 Costa branches will incorporate the scheme

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Aldi to support British family farms alongside charity

03 Aug 2018 | By Steve Farrell

It will support the charity’s flagship Farm Resilience Programme, set up in July 2016

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Gareth Southgate's principled England team has much to teach businesses

02 Aug 2018 | By Steve Parfett

Businesses, like football teams, must achieve a balanced approach to succeed, says Steve Parfett

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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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