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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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Pret a Manger to offer house and employment to the homeless

Pret chief executive Clive Schlee said the project had been a five-year project in the making

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Supermarkets urged to flag items most-needed by food banks

Petition targets the bosses of Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Co-op, Aldi, Lidl and Waitrose 

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Iceland invests £1m into Alzheimer’s Research UK

The money will fund research searching for a cure as well as efforts to raise awareness of the debilitating disease

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Jamie Oliver fronts Tesco charity cooking school scheme

The scheme has been developed in partnership with redistribution charity FareShare

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CJ Lang raises £120k for charity from 5p carrier bag charges

The mandatory charge for single-use carrier bags was introduced in Scotland in October 2014

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Buywell Day-Today donates cereal to Glasgow organisation

The prize has been donated to the local Baltic Street Adventure Playground, which provides meals to those from disadvantaged backgrounds

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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